Cultural Collage World Music Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Manchester, England, UK
Festival Contact Information

Geli Berg, Artistic Director
Cultural Collage World Music Festival
Phone: +44 07816 648 288

Festival Description

The Cultural Collage World Music Festival is the only Manchester event to promote professional world music from the city’s diverse communities. It was started in 2010 by a voluntary group comprising local world music radio producers, promoters and performers, attracting around 8,000 attendees to its first programme of events. Manchester’s annual Festival takes place in venues across the city centre. This year the Cultural Collage World Music Festival will feature over 20 events taking place in 14 venues between 5 and 14 May.

Festival Dates May 10 - 20, 2012
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Performers/Events 2011:
  • Kanda Bongo Man Band and Dancers (DR Congo)
    • After the main band, the event will become an African Club Night showcasing new African multimedia drumming band Djembekan (Ivory Coast, Guinea, Argentina, France, UK)
  • Bisserov Sisters (Bulgaria)
  • Alejandro Toledo & The Magic Tombolinos (Balkan music group)
  • Ano Throsko: A Musical for the 21st Century (a world premiere), featuring over 30 local performers from a variety of cultural backgrounds and composed by Niko Paterakis (Greece), an Arabic Cultural Evening with the Nile Band (Egypt, Iraq, Romania)
  • DJ Mayeva (UK/Peru)
  • Belly dancer, Samara (Morocco/UK)
  • Acoustic world music evening courtesy of Nomad Cafe
  • Bhangra DJ/Producer, Gorilla Chilla (Bangladesh) — an album launch from renowned artist
  • Ska Cubano (Jamaica/Cuba/UK) — hosts a festival party
  • A programme of world dance workshops throughout the period of the festival.


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