Rokia Traoré, Devendra Banhart, Toumani Diabaté to play Nonesuch 50th birthday shows

Nonesuch Records are having the mother of all birthday parties this May, by taking over the Barbican to mark their big 5-0.

Joining them to celebrate will be artists from the legendary label’s roster, including Natalie Merchant who’ll be airing her new album, Kronos Quartet will be marking 40 years with new music from Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner of The National and Jonny Greenwood will perform their Symphony No3 with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Emmylou Harris will play her 1995 album Wrecking Ball and Malian father and son Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté will close the programme.

It all kicks off on 2 May, with an opening night featuring some of the label’s most high profile associates, Devendra Banhart, Lianne La Havas and Rokia Traoré.

Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records takes place at the Barbican throughout May. More here.

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