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Portugal Europe Festival Músicas do Mundo, the biggest world music party in Portugal, was 10 years old in 2008 and celebrated the anniversary with the largest and strongest programme ever. Ten full days of music with 40 concerts and parallel initiatives took place on four stages set in the village of Porto Covo (next to the fishing harbour) and the town of Sines (Arts Centre, Beach Stage and Castle). The programme highlights included the father of Chinese Rock, Cui Jian, the queen of Bollywood music, Asha Boshle, hip hop’s seminal group The Last Poets, and BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards winners Bassekou Kouyaté, Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, Orchestra Baobab and Rokia Traoré. 85,000 to 90,000 people watched the concerts. The festival takes place in Sines’ historical centre (the Castle, Sines' Arts Centre and Beach Vasco da Gama) and the village of Porto Covo, 13km south of Sines. The Castle holds a maximum of 7,000 people, Porto Covo 8,000 and the Beach Stage 15,000 This years Festival runs from July 17-25 2009, 9 days of Live music from well-known names on the international music circuit that includes world music, jazz and blues. Programming and the environment makes it possible for a wide cross section of the general public to gather and enjoy the sounds of great music, it is a festival that is geared towards young people and families, at the same time. UK London Purcell Room, Southbank. DELE SOSIMI AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA Sunday 13 September 2009, 8.30pm Radiant afrobeat rhythms from Fela and Femi Kuti's former pianist Dele Sosimi who takes afrobeat to a new direction as he seamlessly mixes funk and soul with Yoruba rhythms. The afrobeat hallmarks of fat bass lines, sizzling horns, razor sharp guitar riffs and funky rhythms are present and correct on his current CD Identity (Helico). A remarkable achievement that confirms Dele Sosimi is a PhD holder in afrobeat obtained from Fela Kuti Black President University. This set sees Dele Sosimi leading a cracking ten-piece band. Latest Live Clip

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