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WORLD MUSIC IN MANCHESTER | AUGUST 2013

Free events and reggae seem to rule in the quiet world music days of August

Find out what World Music events are taking place in the Manchester area this month!


Thursday, 1 August  2013             1.00pm – Antonio Serrano @ Manchester Jazz Festival   Born in Madrid and having played harmonica since the age of seven, Antonio is now a world authority on the instrument, switching from classical to jazz, tango and flamenco. He has performed with symphony orchestras, on Almodovar’s film scores and is a member of Paco de Lucia’s current group. This recital brings his talent sharply into focus in the church’s magnificent acoustics; with his emotive playing and dazzling ability to accompany himself at the keyboard, his music has echoes of Bach, Chopin, Piazzolla, and Charlie Parker. His UK debut is sure to be a magical performance and a festival highlight.   St Ann’s Church St Ann’s Square Manchester M2 7LF   Cost: Free

Saturday, 10 August 2013   12 Noon-21.30pm – Manchester Caribbean Carnival @ Platt Fields Park   A change of venue this year to the refurbishment work currently going on in Alexander Park.   Platt Fields Park Wilmslow Road Fallowfield Manchester M14 5LL http://www.manchestermela.co.uk/   Cost: Free     7.30pm –  Arabic Night Eid Al-ftir Al Mubarka Hafla @ St Cuthberts Hall   An Arabic night of live music and dance with the Nile Band singers and Abdulla Al-Iraqqi and belly dancing.  Bring your own drinks – delicious Arabic buffet available followed by sweet tea or coffee.   St Cuthberts Hall 3 Palatine Road Withington Manchester M20 3LH For more information/tickets, call Kaz 07811 915 174 Email: kadhem@hotmail.co.uk   Cost: £20 adults/£10 children under 12 – advance booking only.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013   9.00 pm – Salsa Social – CubaVida Band @ Revolucion de Cuba   Salsa classes from 6pm, live music, then DJs until late.   Revolucion de Cuba 11 Peter Street Mánchester M2 5QR www.revoluciondecuba.com
Cost: Free     Friday, 9 August 2013 8pm –  Icons of Reggae @ The Sheridon Suite Live performances from Sir John Holt, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Ken Boothe and Janet Kay.   The Sheridan Suite 371 Oldham Road Manchester M40 8EA www.ticketmaster.co.uk   Cost: Tickets: £35 plus booking fee

Sunday, 25 August 2013   8 pm – Black Uhuru @ Band On The Wall   Formed in Kingston Jamaica in the early 60′s, BLACK UHURU’s long success has allowed them to become ambassadors of reggae while earning several achievements in the music industry. With 14 full length albums, 7 instrumental dub albums, and 4 live albums they have the highest record sales in reggae music behind Bob Marley. Although going through numerous lead singers and musicians they have remained to be one of the most recognized and prolific reggae band for over 50 years.   Band on the Wall 25 Swan Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 5JZ www.bandonthewall.org   Cost: £20 advance

Monday, 26 August 2013   9.00 pm – Mundo Jam @ Matt and Phreds   The 4th Monday of the month sees an eclectic fusing of styles, inviting singers and instrumentalists from any musical tradition to get involved. The Kefaya Collective, led by Al MacSween (piano) and Giuliano Modarelli (guitar) and featuring Cormac Byrne (percussion), Joost Hendrickx (drums) and Kenny Higgins (bass) are renowned for their versatility and deep understanding of different musical traditions and will support musicians of any genre that want to get involved. So whether your thing is Afro-Cuban, Indian classical, Balkan gypsy, Irish trad, Flamenco or Arabic music, expect a high level of improvisation and creativity that flows across borders and traditional limitations. Any standard of player welcome from any genre.   Matt and Phreds 64 Tib Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1LW http://www.mattandphreds.com   Cost: Free

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