Global Rhythm

festival of world and roots music

Ipswich's annual free festival  of world music is coming up with The Mad Marching Hare Band parading through the park, free dance workshops on Christchurch lawn with Dance East,  international food stalls, and of course 3 stages of world and roots music. 

On the Peppery Stage our line up is 

LOS CHARLY'S ORCHESTRA at 1.15
Nuyorican disco band who combine a retro and exhilarating modern sound. Stirring the musical melting pot, they craft their unique fusion out of Afro – Latin beat, Latin Jazz and disco funk.
ZONG ZING ALLSTARS at 2.45
9 piece band playing uplifting dance music called 'Cavacha' - the core rhythm of Central African music that has given rise to ‘Soukous’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ‘Makosa’ in Cameroon and ‘Coupez Decallez’ in the Ivory Coast.  

 FAMILY ATLANTICA at 4.15
2014 Songlines Music Awards winners - a seven piece band fronted by Venezualan vocal powerhouse Luzmira Zerpa, London born percussionist Jack Yglesias, and Nigerian/Ghanaian percussionist Kwame Crentsil
BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND at 5.45
Blending the hottest Hindi film hits with riotous Indian wedding music and Punjabi beats - a unique take on the compulsively danceable rhythms of the most popular music in the world.