Noisettes in concert
London-based duo Noisettes drew on singer Shingai Shoniwa’s Zimbabwean heritage as they took to the Africa stage at London Pleasure Gardens as part of BT River of Music’s Olympic warm-up, an unprecedented musical and logistical undertaking with 76 free concerts featuring artists from all 204 countries taking part in London 2012.
Shoniwa, along with guitarist Dan Smith, treated the audience to a set made up of songs from their three albums, including their club favourite Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.
BT River of Music formed part of the London 2012 Festival, a 12-week nationwide celebration which ran from June 21st 2012 until the final day of the Paralympic Games on 9th September 2012. BT River of Music is supported by National Lottery Funds through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and Arts Council England and is produced by Serious. The London 2012 Festival celebrated the huge range, quality and accessibility of the UK’s world-class culture, giving the opportunity for People across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. For more details visit the London 2012 Festival website here.