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Join us for a night of special performances in the Museum and Gardens as part of Emerge Festival, a new London-wide festival of after-hours events.

See artists Ady Suleiman and Poppy Ajudha perform sets on the Horniman Bandstand from 7 - 9.30pm, then join the afterparty inside the Museum for more live music in collaboration with Jazz re:freshed and curator's talks and tours of the musical instrument collection. The collection is on show in the Horniman's Music Gallery which displays over 1,300 instruments from around the world, ranging from sitars to synthesizers and drums to trumpets.

Licensed bars will be available.

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Ady Suleiman

Awarded ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’ at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards and backed by everyone from Chance the Rapper to Joey Bada$$ and Michael Kiwanuka, neo-soul star Ady Suleiman is one of the most exciting artists in town. No wonder he’s been booked alongside the likes of Laura Mvula and Lianne Le Havas.

His second album, Thoughts and Moments, dropped earlier this year and sees his trademark lyrical brilliance richly woven through a collection of R&B, neo-soul and funk, all tied together by his hypnotic falsetto.

Poppy Ajudha

This year alone Poppy Ajudha featured on NME’s ‘100 Essential New Artists’ and won Jazz FM’s ‘Soul Act of the Year' so believe us when we say, she’s the biggest thing to hit the scene since Amy Winehouse (a strong female artist Poppy herself was inspired by). Born and raised in a nightclub in South London, Poppy describes her music as "jazz influenced, soul induced and electronically produced" and it’s sure to have you hooked from the minute she takes the stage. 

Barack Obama chose Ajudha’s ‘Disco Yes’ as one of his favourite tracks of the year. Need we say more?

Jazz re:freshed

At its core, Jazz re:freshed’s mission is to globally elevate, amplify and spotlight the breadth of expression in UK Jazz, while breaking down the boundaries for audiences to access the music.  These tastemakers are synonymous with supporting the launch of Ashley Henry, Richard Spaven and Nubya Garcia’s recording careers and now have a 2019 Mercury Prize Album of the Year nomination for Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble debut release, Driftglass.

Dancer Mad Max

See an amalgamation of expression through dance styles ranging from break dance, hip hop and krump to contemporary, dancehall and tricks, from dancer Mad Max.

Founder of The Real Destiny Conglomerate, Mad Max is in the midst of breaking through with his vast yet mighty skillset and is a well-rounded artist in his own field. Born in Trinidad but raised in South London, his spirituality and consciousness breeds his many crafts and growth. Features include BBC Proms, French Connection, Swizz Beats & Giggs, Marbek, Men In Black and E4's Stage School... His movement will take you by storm.