Coming to the end of the year always feels like a bit of weird time but thankfully there are exciting things on the horizon to look forward to, such as the Roundhouse’s In The Round series. Celebrating its fifth year, In The Round offers a rare opportunity to witness intimate performances from an incredible array of legendary artists in the venue’s main space, fully-seated and, as the name suggests, in a circular set-up. And this year boasts a rather inimitable line-up.
Taking place from 23rd January to 1st February, critically acclaimed Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler opens the series with a performance of his new solo show ‘Silente’, showcasing his captivatingly vivid songwriting that holds an exquisite capacity to transport you far away from your immediate surroundings.
Over the past five years In The Round has earned a reputation for hosting an incredible, varied array of artists, offering a rare opportunity to catch world-renowned musicians within an intimate setting. The coming series continues in this vein with the vibrant and soulful Kokoroko bringing their expansive Afrobeat and jazz grooves, an exclusive, stripped-back performance from the one and only John Grant, and a career-spanning show of classic hits from Beverly Knight.
With the iconic Anaïs Mitchell performing both her vast repertoire of music, as well as opening the show with her latest project Bonny Light Horseman, described as a “folk supergroup”, and shows from Badly Drawn Boy, Fatoumata Diawara and Alice Russell, there’s a truly rich wealth of diverse sounds on offer.
Full listings below:
Friday 24th January: Jorge Drexler
Saturday 25th January: Badly Drawn Boy
Monday 27th January: Alice Russell
Tuesday 28th January: Kokoroko
Wednesday 29th January: John Grant
Thursday 30th January: Fatoumata Diawara
Friday 31st January: Anaïs Mitchell (with support from Bonny Light Horseman)
Saturday 01 February: Beverley Knight
Roundhouse: In The Round takes place 23rd January – 1st February 2020. Tickets here.
Photo: Kokoroko by Nina Manandhar