For those of you who live in or around Manchester, here is a fantastic festival coming your way in a few weeks. Mark your calendars!
The Manchester Cultural Collage World Music Festival will celebrate it's second year this May. The festival was started last year by a group of volunteers and attracted almost 10,000 people at the various events.
This year the festival will take place various venues around Manchester between May 5th and 14th, 2011. There are 25 events across 14 different venues and it will feature some fantastic acts including the multimedia drumming band Djembekan (Ivory Coast, Guinea, Argentina, France, UK), Kanda Bongo Man Band and Dancers (DR Congo), Alejandro Toledo & The Magic Tombolinos (Balkan), Niko Paterakis (Greece), Gorilla Chilla (Bangladesh), Ska Cubano (Jamaica, Cuba, UK) and the world premiere of Ano Throsko:A Musical for the 21st Century featuring over 30 musicians.
For a detailed list of the festival's events, please visit their programme.
To see photos from last year's festival: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50049709@N04/
I would love to see and hear about how much fun you had attending this festival. If you plan on attending any of the Cultural Collage World Music Festival, please email me a letter or send me photos and I will post them on a "Festival Fun" follow-up.