Who better than Gilles Peterson to guide us through the works of Gil Scott-Heron as a tribute to the man. Ten days after his passing, the radio guru uploaded a set containing more than 20 of the departed poet’s best tracks. Anthems like “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, immortal classics like “The Bottle”, “Whitey On The Moon” and “Lady Day & John Coltrane”, songs from his episode with Brian Jackson, and more recent examples of his work on XL Recordings. More than an hour of music with soul in honour of the great storyteller of young black America in the sixties. Gilles Peterson will be playing some gems at the upcoming Sónar Barcelona, and we’re sure there will be some Scott-Heron nuggets among them.
Gilles Peterson will be appearing at Sónar 2011 on June 18 at the SonarVillage stage at 15:45 h. The Festival will take place from 16 th to 18th June at the CCCB in Barcelona, the Fira Gran Via in L’Hospitalet, L’Auditori in Barcelona and the Teatre Grec in Barcelona. Tickets are on sale here.