Global artists are descending on Greenwich Park for a free concert. Sounds of the World is the first outdoor event in the music series, writes Laura Burgoine…

Celebrated Bengali folk musician, Shapla Salique and the UK’s finest Guinean griot, Mosi Conde are performing. Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) has partnered once again with musician and promoter Ganga Thapa to present the ninth in the Sounds Of The World series.

The event is supported by Greenwich Park Revealed, a major project led by the Royal Parks charity to protect Greenwich Park’s heritage and engage with communities.
Audiences can interact with the artists after the performances through a live Q&A Session.

Artistic Director and CEO of GLYPT, Jeremy James, said: “GLYPT are really excited to bring our established music program out of the Tramshed and into Greenwich Park, animating the Bandstand and creating a vibrant and melodious soundtrack for a memorable afternoon in Greenwich. We can’t wait to see you there!”

Shapla Salique is one of Britain’s most successful British-Bangladeshi artists. Her soulful sound has captivated audiences at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Houses of Parliament and Royal Albert Hall, as well as international audiences in Canada, USA, Poland and Italy. Salique’s new album, ‘No Boundaries’ was released in April 2016 to much acclaim.

Mosi Conde comes with heavyweight credentials. Born into one of West Africa’s core Griot families, Mosi Conde began playing the many instruments he is now master of from a very young age and has been touring professionally since he was 15, initially throughout Africa and then in Europe.

Mosi Conde’s music is steeped in tradition. Whether solo or leading his band, ‘Kaira Kora Afrika’, Mosi Conde creates music that excites and delights both aficionados and those new to West African music.

Mosi Conde has played Royal Festival Hall, QEH, Albert Hall, and many major festivals including WOMAD,Secret Garden, Shambala and has toured as part of ‘In Place of War’ with Young Fathers and Sandy Shaw.

Mosi Conde’s debut album ‘Kaira Kora Afrika’ received glowing reviews and wide airplay on mainstream and alternative media alike including a live feature on Radio 3’s ‘World on 3’.

Sounds of the World is at the Bandstand, Greenwich Park, SE10 8QY, on Sunday May 26 at 3pm-5pm