Yussef Dayes, KOKOROKO and more to play Xjazz Festival 2019

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The Berlin jazz festival heads to the German capital on 8-12 May.

Those playing the event include Yussef Dayes, rising Afrobeat outfit KOKOROKO, Kate Tempest, Bristol’s Ishmael Ensemble, Nubiyan Twist, The Mauskovic Dance Band, Berlin producer Henrik Schwarz with the Amsterdam-based Alma Quartet and more.

Aside from music, there’s also the Xjazz Lab, which features a full programme of panels, talks and workshops.

Alongside its Berlin event, Xjazz also hosts a series of editions worldwide, having previously visited Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Minsk, Reykjavik, Ankara and Izmir in the past.

Xjazz Festival will be held at Oranienstraße 40. Head to the festival’s website for more information, and read Crack Magazine’s Rising feature with KOKOROKO.