Birmingham hosts a one-off ground-breaking musical collaboration this week when folk star and Mercury Music nominee Seth Lakeman teams up with local hip hop act Moorish Delta 7.
The artists will perform a brand new piece of work together at The Concrete Bar on Thursday, just days after Lakeman, from Devon, arrives in Birmingham for a guided tour of the city by the local rappers.
The MD7 have been one of the most respected acts on the UK urban music scene for more than ten years, while Lakeman's Jay's Grave album was nominated for the Mercury Music Award in 2005
The gig forms the climax of BBC One’s Made in England, a series of programmes about England, the place, the people and the relationship between the two, expressed through art.
Each programme features a well known artist with a strong regional identity who embarks on a journey of discovery, away from their usual locality.
Lakeman received his guided tour on Tuesday and all the artists were due to gather in the studio today (Wednesday) to compose a new piece for Thursday's performance at the Vyse Street venue at 9pm. Doors open at 8pm. Entrance is free to the first 250 people
The programme will be broadcast on BBC1 on April 23 at 10.35pm.