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Time and Date: 8pm - 1am, March 8, 2013 - March 9, 2013
Location: Rich Mix, 35/47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA Tower Hamlets
Artists: Ballet Nimba, Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu, Akawe', Sir Loui & DJ Freestyle
Info: Focus Organization are proud to announce the partnership with Continental Drifts for their so successful project: Global Local at Rich Mix.
Time and Date: September 1, 2012 - September 2, 2012
Location: Enfield, London Enfield
Time and Date: 1pm- 11:30pm, May 7, 2012
Location: http://www.facebook.com/events/319164958144662/ Islington
Two For Joy Launch Party + Global Local Showcase: All Day Folk Festival
Harrison Brothers, Dan Korn, Ruby and the Ribcage, Ramshackle Union Band, Thinker, Knights of Mentis, Under the Driftwood Tree, Nimming Neds, Holloway Jug Band, Burning Wheel, Blue Rose Code, Tiny Ruins, Nuala, Boat to Row, The Wagon Tales, Kidnap Alice, The Long Notes.
Date: Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2012
Venue: The Old Queen's Head, 44 Essex Road, London, N1 8LN
Prices: Free before 4pm, £6 after
Nearest Tube: Angel
Ticket Link: www.wegottickets.com
Phone Number: 07740199665
Join us for the 6th Bank Holiday All Day Folk Festival at the Old Queen's Head, 7th May 2012. This event is the official launch of Two For Joy Music (offspring of The Magpie's Nest), and sees 17 bands converge at the pub and play across two stages from 2pm – 11pm. The day is also brought to you by Global Local and Continental Drifts Music – the official showcase of the Acoustic Sound-Clash festival programme, with performances from the hottest emerging talent from the UK folk scene. Heaps of local bands and bands from all over the country converge for a jam packed folk out.
The Line Up
Downstairs Bawdy Stage
14:00 - 14:45 Harrison Brothers
15:00 - 15:45 Dan Korn
16:00 - 16:45 Ruby and the Ribcage
17:00 - 17:45 Ramshackle Union
18:00 - 18:45 Thinker
19:00 - 19:45 Knights of Mentis
20:00 - 20:45 Under the Driftwood Tree
21:00 - 21:45 Nimming Neds
22:00 - 23:00 Holloway Jug Band
Upstairs Rowdy Stage
15:00 - 15:45 Burning Wheel
16:00 - 16:45 Blue Rose Code
17:00 - 17:45 Tiny Ruins
18:00 - 18:45 Nuala
19:00 - 19:45 Boat to Row
20:00 - 20:45 The Wagon Tales
21:00 - 21:45 Kidnap Alice
22:00 - 23:00 The Long Notes
Time and Date: 9pm - 3am, April 6, 2012 - April 7, 2012
Location: XOYO, 32 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AW City of London
Artists: Orange Hill Productions, The Heatwave, Necessary Mayhem, Element Dance
The Heatwave alongside Global Local, Punch Records and Blue Lotus present a very special Hot Wuk event showcasing the cream of the UK's reggae dancehall artists, all backed by a full live band. Looking forward to the hotly anticipated festival season, this party will bring the charisma and energy of dancehall performers to the fore.
Working with festival programmers and producers, the Hot Wuk Festival showcase will help ensure that reggae and dancehall are well represented at events throughout summer 2012. Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence this year while the Jamaican Olympic athletics team led by Usain Bolt will ensure that Jamaica is on everyone's lips.
Alongside the live acts, Rinse FM's bashment crew The Heatwave present their high energy festival show joined by carnival dancers in full samba costume. Plus Ras Kwame's Orange Hill and dancehall producer Curtis Lynch with his Necessary Mayhem sound will play futuristic and foundational reggae vibes.
The event celebrates Hot Wuk's journey so far; since 2010, the regular London bashment party has become a 'go-to fixture' on the clubbing calendar. Early London success saw it roll out countrywide in 2011 with events in Brighton, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham.
Expect to see the hottest artists, most scandalous dancers and explosive carnival hype!
Time and Date: 8pm, March 9, 2012 - March 10, 2012
Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA City of London
Artists: Jallykebba Susso and Manding Sabu, Seddik + the Seeds of Creation, Mr. Brett (Yaaba Funk) (DJ)
A celebration of the best African inspired acts on the UK festival circuit this coming summer.
Drawing on a combination of African and UK influences, this night will showcase 3 UK-based bands taking African music in fascinating international directions.
Maverick Gambian griot Jallykebba Susso mixes traditional Mandinka kora music (beautiful melodious 22-string West African harp) with 8-strong international band Manding Sabu drawing on rock, reggae and afro-beat; 70-year old master of the Algerian mandol, Seddik Zebiri, displays his unique take on the music of North Africa that ends up sounding like a psychedelic, Hendrix-inspired desert blues thanks to his powerful band Seeds of Creation.
Hotly-tipped new live project Afriquoi fuse live marimba, African guitar, djembe, African vocals, dancehall MCing and crisp, heavy beats into an uplifting, dance-friendly blend of chimurenga, soca, soukous, dubstep and house: afro electronics! Featuring legendary exiled musicians Kudaushe Matimba (Zimbabwe: Bhundu Boys, Harare) and Fiston Lusambo (Congo: Zong Zing All Stars), alongside UK Ableton wizard Nico Bentley and percussionist Andre Marmot, this is African music for the facebook generation….
All of this washed down by top tunes from across the African diaspora courtesy of Mr. Brett, driving force behind South London’s gritty hi-life/afrobeat/funk sensation Yaaba Funk.
Time and Date: September 3, 2011 - September 4, 2011
Location: Enfield Town Hall Enfield
Artists: Jardares Por Fuera, Gypsy Hill, Trans-Siberian March Band , Maracatudo Mafua, Cameron Sanderson, The Basement Nation, The Selecter featuring Pauline Black, The Starz, Magpie's Nest Collective, Cerebro, Jive Aces, Stavros Flatley, Harare
Info: Global Local returns to Enfield Autumn show in 2011
Time and Date: 19:30, February 18, 2011
Location: Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA Tower Hamlets
Artists: Cocos Lovers
Info: Global Local and Two For Joy Music present the 2011 Acoustic Soundclash Showcase event. 4 top bands representing the myriad of styles within the "folk" genre.
Time and Date: September 4, 2010 - September 5, 2010
Location: Town Park, Enfield Town, EN1 Enfield
Artists: Alejandro & The Magic Tombolinos, Victor Menace!!!, Katy Carr , AJ Holmes and The Hackney Empire, Los Chinches, Rhythms of the City, Maracatu Estrela Do Norte, George Kypreos Band, Kasai Masai
Time and Date: September 7, 2008
Location: Enfield Town Park, EN1
Artists: B-loco, Saravah Soul, The Max Pashm Band