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14th May 2020  |  News  |  Comments Off on Protected: Members Page

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Manu Dibango – RIP

11th April 2020  |  News  |  Comments Off on Manu Dibango – RIP

How sad that the Cameroonian legend Manu Dibango is one of the victims of this terrible virus. Enjoy this performance of his iconic number Soul Makossa  

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mima – Otobong Nkanga; Black Arts & Modernism

16th March 2020  |  News  |  Comments Off on mima – Otobong Nkanga; Black Arts & Modernism

There are two great exhibitions at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) OTOBONG NKANGA – “From Where I Stand”, open now, till 28 June. Otobongm Nkanga (pictured) is a Nigerian-born artist whose practice spans tapestry, drawing, photography, installation, video and performance. The exhibition explores the politics of land and its relationship to the body, histories […]

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The Windrush Story – Newcastle 22 June

14th June 2019  |  News  |  Comments Off on The Windrush Story – Newcastle 22 June

Come along to Newcastle Library on 22 June and hear the Windrush Story – with music and poetry. Organised by the North East of England African Community Association. A free event, 13.00 to 15.00. Book here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-windrush-story-tickets-62918733626   Advertisements

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Latest African-Caribbean Events What’s On and News in the area

4th February 2019  |  News  |  Comments Off on Latest African-Caribbean Events What’s On and News in the area

Five pages of news, reviews and event listings/previews Waka Waka February 2019 Advertisements

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Story of Reggae in Britain – watch it here !

26th June 2018  |  News  |  Comments Off on Story of Reggae in Britain – watch it here !

Our second performance of “The Story of Reggae in Britain” on May 25th was a sell-out success in the Music Room at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall ! Our first venture outside the North East ! Check it out here:   Advertisements

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Bringing Communities and Heritage Together – Carlisle, 17 June, NEEACA

10th June 2018  |  News  |  Comments Off on Bringing Communities and Heritage Together – Carlisle, 17 June, NEEACA

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” This World Here…Nomhlaba Le”

6th June 2018  |  News  |  Comments Off on ” This World Here…Nomhlaba Le”

Curious Monkey Theatre Company, Newcastle upon Tyne and Newcastle Arts Development Organisation, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa have been collaborating for two years on the “Two Newcastles” project, and last week presented a work on Tyneside that they have created together called ” This World Here…Nomhlaba Le” It’s a journey to a new world full of song […]

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Latest News and What’s on from Waka Waka Africa North East – Spring 2018

31st March 2018  |  News  |  Comments Off on Latest News and What’s on from Waka Waka Africa North East – Spring 2018

Waka Waka What’s On + News Spring 2018   Advertisements

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First acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2018

First acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2018

1st March 2018  |  News  |  Comments Off on First acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2018

Amadou & Mariam, Ken Boothe and Dobet Gnahoré are among the first acts announced for this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park Festival from July 26-29

The first wave of names have been announced for this year’s WOMAD at Charlton Park. Recognised as one of the greatest world music events, the festival returns to its regular setting at the Wiltshire site this summer.

The prolific Malian power couple Amadou & Mariam will take to the stage this year, along with the legendary Jamaican singer Ken Boothe and Grammy Award winning singer Dobet Gnahoré, who hails from the Ivory Coast.

Camille, an eclectic and inventive French artist will also appear at Charlton Park, as will Afrobeat and hip-hop fusion group Afro Cluster.

Other confirmed acts so far include:

Django Django (UK)

Sharon Shannon (Ireland)

Jazzanova live featuring Paul Randolph (Germany)

Aeham Ahmad (Palestine/Syria)

Colectivo Danza Región & Cámara de Danza Comunidad (Colombia)

Electric Fields (Australia)

Ezra Collective (UK)

La Dame Blanche (Cuba)

Federspiel (Austria)

Gasper Nali (Malawi)

KermesZ à l’Est (Belgium)

KOKOKO! (Democratic Republic of Congo)

LADAMA (Brazil/Colombia/Venezuela/USA)

Papaya (Portugal/USA)

Pixvae (Colombia)

Tal National (Niger)

 

For tickets and more information, visit womad.co.uk.