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This Week 25th – 31st July
Image Credit: © Baron Holman

This Week 25th – 31st July

25 July 2016 Tom Faber

As we finally get the summer weather we’ve been waiting for so long, our weekly picks are all about beautiful sunny music. Whether you want to hear jazz, disco or classical we’ve got you covered, while a pair of fine exhibitions uncover the unknown history of Detroit techno and the hedonistic legacy of Woodstock ’69.



An Evening in Cuba at the Jazz Café
 
Camden’s iconic music venue welcomes some of London’s finest Latin performers to the stage this Sunday. First up is 12-piece band Diáspora, who unite the rhythms of the Americas with their uplifting big band sound, focused on Cuban, Brazilian and global salsa sounds. Following them is 4-piece Fiesta Latina, who offer a vibrant blend of salsa, funk, soul and samba, from Cuban classics right through the present day.
 
An Evening in Cuba is on Sunday 31st July from 7pm. Book tickets online at £11 each.
 
 
Free Classical Music at the Wallace Collection
 
This week the City Music Foundation will take up a Summer Residency at the Wallace Collection with a week-long series of free lunchtime recitals. Set in the stunning surroundings of the Great Gallery, musicians will perform the likes of Grieg, Schubert and Haydn in the company of 18th-century paintings, furniture and porcelain. Highlights include the Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet on Monday, a violin and piano duo on Wednesday and the Gildas String Quartet on Friday.
 
Each performance is free at the Wallace Collection from Monday 25th – Friday 29th, 1-2pm.
 
Gildas String Quartet. Photo Ian Dingle
 

Woodstock at Proud Camden
 
Proud brings in the festival season with a nostalgic collection of photographs that explore the legendary Woodstock Festival. The images were taken by Baron Wolman, the man who transformed music photography with his idiosyncratic style and spontaneous aesthetic, documenting the music, people and sheer hedonism of Woodstock.
 
Woodstock by Baron Wolman is on display at Proud Camden from 28th July to 11th September.
 
 
Detroit: Techno City
 
The ICA continues to have its finger on the pulse of modern culture, with this timely new exhibition exploring the evolution and dispersion of Detroit techno music. They’ll trace the history of techno from its 1970s origins to mainstream European success in the early 90s, telling the stories of legends like Underground Resistance, the Belleville three and second wave artists Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin.
 
The exhibition is at the ICA Fox Reading Room from 27th July – 25th September.
 
 
 
Krankbrother’s Never Be Found Out Street Party
 
The London promoters return with another installment of their acclaimed street party. This one will close off an unconfirmed Shoreditch street at both ends, with DJ sets from BBC’s Gilles Peterson and underground house dons Leon Vynehall and Midland alongside street food and a cocktail bar. If you’re not partied out by 10pm, there’s an afterparty round the corner at Village Underground with disco maestro Felix Dickinson.
 
The party is on 30th July from 1-10pm. Buy tickets online.

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