Global Grooves: Following an intensive weekend of full-on Samba Reggae workshops, the Global Grooves team and participants bring you a blistering live performance of Bahian beats and boogie brought to the Northwest. This performance features leading international percussion and dance tutors from Brazil and beyond, and is guaranteed to get you grooving!
Also featuring headlining acts including:
The Beating Wing Orchestra
A unique Mancunian ensemble containing refugee, migrant, and local members who have developed a exhilerating global music vocabulary. With musicians from Iran, Cameroon, Bangladesh, and Brazil, their music forges connections between the City’s rich mix of communities to stunning effect.
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Manchester’s foremost Afro-Cuban band bringing you the true taste of Cuba playing a scorching mix of salsa, timba, merengue, son and reggaeton which has packed dancefloors all over the UK. This show will also feature on guest vocals Arturo Martinez Cabrera who has sung with Clave y Guaguanco, Havana’s finest rumba group; a sizzling show not to be missed!!
Global Star Sounds – World Set
Global Star Sounds bring the sounds of the globe to your doorstep, exploring the cool grooves of worldly wise music in a funky and soulful vibe. Fusing folkloric/roots music with electronic dancefloor grooves.
This Manchester-based digital arts group will present VJ sets incorporating recorded perspectives and experiences, audio underscores and beats relating to the links between climate, global inequality and racism as a part of their new project “The Centre Cannot Hold”. This event coincides with the global climate change conference in Copenhagen and Virtual Migrants will connect the evening’s music with cultural, social and environmental consciousness
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This event will begin at 7.00pm