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There's something for all music tastes across Edinburgh this Fringe

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Six Stories
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Published 02 Aug 2022

Nothing Ever Happens Here
Summerhall, 3-31 Aug, times vary

Summerhall's year-round music programme shines bright during the Fringe, with an almost daily medley of acts of all genres. This year's headliners include Cate LeBon, Efterklang, Jenny Hval, Tune-Yards, Deerhoof, The Weather Station, Cassandra Jenkins and Los Bitchos.

ZOO Southside, 5-28 Aug, 4:35pm

 Created by performer, composer and instrument maker Graeme Leak, Saved is a musical journey built around rescued 70s home organs, which explores the mundanity of everyday life.

Six Stories
theSpace @ Symposium Hall, 8-18 Aug, 10:40pm

Part of the Korean Showcase, Six Stories takes inspiration from the Korean shamanic rituals known as Gut. In this concert, WeMu combines Western and Korean instruments to create modern music based on ancient customs.

Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience
theSpaceTriplex, 5-14 Aug, 11.35pm

California based Ensemble Mik Nawooj collaborate with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for a programme that fuses hip hop with classical music. Expect deconstructed works by Mozart, Bach and Beethoven reimagined with rapid rhymes and beats.

Sing Sistah Sing! Tales of Transatlantic Freedom
Pianodrome at the Old Royal High, 19-20, 23-26 Aug, times vary 

Singer Andrea Baker and composer and pianist Howard Moody weave song, spoken word and piano together across centuries and continents in this celebration of the African diaspora.

Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
The Stand’s New Town Theatre, 8-11 Aug, 9pm

Crime-writing super-group – Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Luca Veste, Doug Johnstone and Stuart Neville – are back to perform their rocking covers of much-loved songs.