Southbank Centre

04/08/2019 19:30 £30 – £35
Nile Rodgers Meltdown – Thundercat Royal Festival Hall

Funk, R&B and punk all feed the surreal genius of virtuosic bassist and singer Stephen Bruner, alias Thundercat. Support comes from high-energy New York jazz trio Onyx Collective.

04/08/2019 19:45 £15
Nile Rodgers Meltdown – Yael Naim Purcell Room

Eleven years on from the runaway success of ‘New Soul’, hear irresistible folk-pop from the singer-songwriter and musician-producer David Donatien.Music is anything but a job to Naim and Donatien. It’s entwined in every aspect of life for the musical and romantic partners, who recorded their third album, Older, together in their family home on the outskirts of Paris.

05/08/2019 19:30 £25
Nile Rodgers Meltdown – Kokoroko Queen Elizabeth Hall

Soul-shaking, horn-fueled Afrobeat brings together this inner London eight-piece, whose name means ‘be strong’ in Urhobo. Led by trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey, the group play music they love, music they grew up with and music their parents got funky to.

06/08/2019 19:30 £15
Nile Rodgers Meltdown – Durand Jones & The Indications Queen Elizabeth Hall

Their aesthetic is steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of 70s soul, but this band of 20-somethings aren’t looking backwards. Helmed by Durand Jones and vocalist cum drummer Aaron Frazer, The Indications conjure up Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions.

07/08/2019 19:30 £18
Nile Rodgers Meltdown – Alfa Mist Queen Elizabeth Hall

Melancholy jazz harmony meets alternative hip-hop and soul in the music of Alfa Mist

09/08/2019 13:00 Free
Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown – RAHH Royal Festival Hall, Central Bar, Level 2

11/08/2019 12:00 Free
Nile Rodgers Meltdown – Ministry of Meltdown Riverside Terrace, Level 2

Go back to the roots of jazz at an afternoon bebop renaissance with youth collectives from south London and beyond

11/08/2019 19:30 £25 – £35
Nile Rodgers Meltdown – Songhoy Blues Royal Festival Hall

Born out of war and exile, this Malian group creates blistering, compelling West African rock music