Making Tracks was founded in 2010 by Katerina Pavlakis, launched as a travelling season of concerts bringing some of the newest and most exciting music from around the globe to a local setting in partnership with leading venues around the UK.
Making Tracks (MT) was born out of the need to focus energy and resources into making an effective UK touring model for world-class, diverse music from around the globe. Between 2010 and 2018, MT consisted of an annual season of four tours, delivered to venue partners committing to the whole season, creating a coherent programme with national reach and local profile. To date, we’ve organised 31 tours and 327 concerts, featuring 147 musicians from 42 countries. Our events awaken curiosity and deepen understanding of the world through music.
Artist we've previously worked with (2010 - 2018):
Saz'iso (Albania), Chouk Bwa (Haiti), Toko Telo (Madagascar), Chango Spasiuk (Argentina), Sklamberg & The Shepherds (USA/UK), Paolo Angeli (Italy), Derek Gripper (South Africa), Namvula (UK/Zambia), Otava Yo (Russia), Night (Nepal), Söndörgő (Hungary), Cigdem Aslan (UK/Turkey), Pascuala Ilabaca & Fauna (Argentina), Trio Da Kali (Mali), Mariana Sadovska (Ukraine), Adewale Taubkin Duo (Brazil/UK), Ballake Sissoko Quartet (France/Mali), Mokoomba (Zimbabwe), Debashish Bhattacharya (India), Yiddish Twist Orchestra (UK), Melingo (Argentina), Krar Collective (UK/Ethiopia), Johanna Juhola Reaktori (Finland), Sambasunda Quintet (Indonesia), Aurelio Martinez (Honduras), DoubleDuo (UK/Palestine), Grupo Lokito (UK/Congo), Le Trio Joubran (Palestine), Ahmed Dickinson (Cuba), Lo Còr de la Plana (France)
Making Tracks Alumni (2019 - present):
Rapasa Nyatrapasa Otieno (Kenya), Katariin Raska (Estonia), Barbora Silhanova (Czech Republic/Finland), Arsen Petrosyan (Armenia), Luna Silva (France/UK), Kaviraj Singh (UK), Louise Bichan (UK), Melisa Yildirim (Turkey), Kate Griffin (UK), Matchume Zango (Mozambique), Aida Zhakhanbek (Kazakhstan), Lemon Guo (China), Gurdain Rayatt (UK), Tendai Mavengeni (Zimbabwe), Laonikos Chalkokondylis (Greece), Daniel Gouly (UK), Iona Fyfe (UK), Robert Bisha (Albania/Italy), Simon Leleux (Belgium), Ahmet Ozan Baysal (Turkey), Thamires Tannous (Brazil/Austria), Azin Zahedi (Germany/Iran), Liz Hanks (UK), Pheobe riley Law (UK).