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    Music, Thu 31 Jul 2014

    Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

    Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

    Gulbenkian Café

    Gulbenkian Café



    The Gulbenkian Theatre

    01227 769075


    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NB


    Gulbenkian in association with Smuggler's Records presents NURU KANE & THE BFG

    Originally from Dakar, Senegal, Nuru Kane moved to Paris in the 1990’s and is now internationally famous on the world music scene in France, North Africa and Japan. In Paris, his vocal and multi-instrumental abilities found him in demand both fronting his own band and guesting with others. Yet Kane did not truly find his musical direction until a trip to Morocco left him captivated by the rhythms of Gnawa.

    While his music is loosely described as Afrobeat, Nuru’s influences take in blues, jazz, reggae and funk. All his music is laced with a persuasive dance rhythm and Nuru’s infectious sense of humour. A Nuru Kane gig takes the audience on a journey from mellow Desert Blues to a foot-stomping dance party

    Towering well over six feet tall in trademark headgear and 24 hour sunglasses and playing his three stringed Moroccan bass – guimbri - he is, in style and music, the missing link between Youssou N’Dour and Bootsy Collins.

    In 2004, Nuru Kane and his band Bayefall Gnawa invited to perform at Mali’s legendary Festival In The Desert

    Their impressive performance at Festival In The Desert lead to an invitation from the UK’s Riverboat Records to record an album and he was nominated for a BBC World Music Award in 2007.

    Nuru Kane and the BFG release there 3rd album Yes we Kane with the World Music Network in Sept 2012, the band will be taking there explosive live sound on tour throughout the UK in September and October.

    Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

    Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Thu 31 Jul 2014 21:00
    8.30pm doors, 9pm start


    Tickets: Full £8 / Student £6



    See location of Gulbenkian Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 140599  Lat: 51.29799 Long: 1.06832

    By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.

    By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.

    By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibuse 08702 433 711

    Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.

    Parking: free

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

    Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

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