Sauti Sol To Headline UK’s Migration Matters Festival

Award-winning Afropop Band Sauti Sol is busy and booked this season. The quartet will be headlining the 8th edition of the Migration Matters Festival. Scheduled to take place at The Leadmill in Sheffield UK, the festival kicks off on 16th June and ends on 24th June 2023.

Sauti Sol

According to the organizers, the Melanin hitmakers will be live on stage on 23rd June from 8:30 pm. Sauti Sol’s performance is the climax of the busy festival whose stage will be graced by various guests such as comedians, peace ambassadors, and musicians. Other artists set to perform include Sheffield One World Choir, Open Kitchen Social Club, Milicent Chapanda, COLECTIVA, and Maya Youssef.

Sauti Sol 2023 Tour Schedule

Sauti Sol’s slot in the Migration Matters festival is part of their busy June schedule that includes the Stanbic Fest alongside Boyz II Men in Kenya. This also includes the band’s European Tour which will see them perform on several stages including the Afro Nation in Portugal. Their Madaraka USA Tour starts on the 21st of this month and is set to continue till June 4th, 2023.

The Migration Matters Festival takes place annually during the UK’s National Refugee Week on the third week of June. It provides a platform for amplifying the voices of marginalized individuals who are often labeled and overlooked. Furthermore, it also allows them a genuine opportunity to influence the cultural and artistic fabric of their cities.

Led by Sauti Sol, this year has seen several Kenyan acts perform more outside the country in their efforts to increase their global reach. This weekend, Juacali, Otile Brown, Femi One, Boutross, Khaligraph Jones, King Kaka, and Sarah Ikumu will be live at the Kenya Diaspora Festival in London this month. Earlier in the year, Khaligraph Jones brought the house down in Nigeria and the OG was respected.

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