Roots Manuva, Criolo, Hugh Masekela, Femi Kuti, Fatoumata Diawara, Flavio Renegado
UK debut for Brazil's biggest breakthrough artist.
A well-known name on the São Paulo hip hop scene, Criolo’s new album Nó Na Orelha ('Knot In The Ear') has catapaulted him out of the underground and into the spotlight. Criolo's expression has developed an adventurous range without losing any of its intensity. The hard-hitting MC of the people remains, but added to this is the voice of a poet, singer and composer who reaches out to embrace afrobeat, samba and reggae as well as rap. With 400,000 downloads of the album since its release in Brazil in April 2011 and over 50 live shows across the country, Criolo is now set to launch in the UK with the album release on Sterns and a Back2Black Festival performance in June 2012.