He is bringing the funk to London….
Nile Rodgers will curate Meltdown Pageant 2019, bringing an eclectic line-up of artists to London’s Southbank Centre this summer season.
Throughout 9 days, he’ll put collectively a line-up of music, artwork and free occasions that displays the sounds of his personal legendary profession.
Though the precise line-up is but to reach, Rodgers says that followers can anticipate a string of “unbelievable reside performances.”
“To have the ability to curate and produce 9 days of reside music for the town of London, the UK and music fanatics visiting from everywhere in the world is really a dream come true,” mentioned Rodgers.
“Anybody who is aware of my profession is aware of that Funk, Disco, Jazz, Soul, Classical, POP, New Wave, R&B, Fusion, Punk Rock, Afrobeat, Digital and Dance music all play a task and you’ll anticipate that to be mirrored within the performances we’re planning. It’s all concerning the groove and this August everybody in London might be dancing to unbelievable reside performances!”
Bengi Ünsal, Senior Modern Music Programmer at Southbank Centre, mentioned: “I’m thrilled and honoured to welcome Nile Rodgers to Southbank Centre this August for the 26th Meltdown competition. Meltdown is the longest-running artist curated competition on the planet and for 25 years has been celebrating these on the frontiers of music.
“It’s exhausting to overstate the affect that this yr’s curator has had each as a part of CHIC and as a solo producer on what we name common music right now. He’s continuously creating and collaborating, and I can’t wait to see what he’ll create throughout our venues. One factor’s for sure: this would be the funkiest Meltdown but.”
The competition comes after Rodgers & Stylish launched ‘It’s About Time’ in September 2018 – their first album in 25 years.
“This isn’t his best hour nor his most groundbreaking, however simply having him on the scene is sufficient – even when all he’s capable of do is unfold pleasure,” NME wrote in a three-star assessment.
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