The following post is produced in partnership with the Barbican Centre.
The Barbican Centre comes alive on Saturday and Sunday, with a Weekender devoted to the power of the vocal cords. Extraordinary Voices explores the use of the voice through music, film, song, art and performance, and you can expect to see (and hear) choirs, poets, beatboxers, storytellers and interactive installations. All for free.
Music acts include soul queen Irma Thomas, Garifuna singers Aurelio / Danyel Waro / Carlou D, traditional Egypt folk musicians Suhbagiyya, Grammy-nominated Cajan band Feufollet and the infamous Frank Chickens. Don't miss choirs from across the city including the London Gay Men's Chorus and Streetwise Opera. For beats and spoken word, watch Tongue Fu and beatboxing sensation The Boxettes tackle topics from every day life.
Discover the voices of Barbican Young Poets and Julian Opie's installation. You can also join Phil Minton to create The Feral Choir or Ida Barr's Mash-Up and perform in foyer. Transform your ideas into a fashion staement with artist Reza Ben Gajra and visit a Parisian cafe as Strangeworks invite you To Sleep Perchance to Dream, and don't forget to visit the Whitecross Street Party, plus much, much more...
Barbican Weekender in association with home live art takes place on 23-24 July, 11am till 1am (Sat) and 11am-7.30pm (Sun). All performances are free and unticketed unless otherwise stated on the Barbican Centre's site.