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Global Rhythm

festival of world and roots music

Once again in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council and Caribbean Expose we present three stages of world and roots music in the perfect surroundings of Christchurch Park for our annual free festival. This year the Peppery Stage features rocksteady from The Sweetbeats, afrobeat with the Kalakuta Millionaires, Hassan Erraji's Morrocan Rollers, flamenco fusion from Calaita, Hara's tribal bellydance, and the Balkan grooves of The Baghdaddies. For more details when confirmed, click on the link below to join Peppery's mailing list.

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Lo’Jo

a magpie mix of funk, chanson, dub, african and gypsy

French / Algerian band Lo'Jo have virtually defined world music over the past decade or so. Their sonic world is one of desert campfires, joyful street parties, dockside philosophy and bohemian Franco-Arabic funk. Lo'Jo's international reputation is based on a mesmerising live act and a string of recorded performances. Their last two sellout Peppery shows were amongst the finest world music events ever seen in Ipswich. This is one of only five dates in this their first UK tour in four years. It is a rare chance to see "one of the finest live bands on the planet" (The Independant) For more Lo'Jo info see www.kpsule.me/lojo/

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KonKoma

Irresistibly danceable afro-funk from Ghana

With irresistible grooves driven by strident basslines, propulsive percussion and skittery highlife guitars, KonKoma add a progressive edge to their rich blend of Afro-funk, jazz, soul and traditional African rhythms as well as acknowledging the 70s recordings that spawned the sound. Based around two long term members of the Afro-rock band Osibisa – Alfred Bannerman (guitars, vocals) and Emmanuel Rentzos (keyboards, vocals), KonKoma also feature Reginald ‘Jojo’ Yates (vocals, mbira, sepriwa, percussion), Nii Tagoe (vocals, percussion), Jose Joyette (drums), Derrick McIntyre (bass), Scott Baylis (trumpet), Max Grunhard (saxophones) and Ben Hadwen (saxophones and flute).

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John Cooper Clarke

with support - Luke Wright

John Cooper Clarke comes to Ipswich on October 6th as part of his  tour of major UK venues during National Poetry Month. Dubbed the "Bard of Salford" and given the moniker "punk poet", John presents his biting, satirical and very humorous poetry in his own rapid-fire and totally original style. He is now recognised as one of England's most important poets and performers. Expect a mix of hilarious anecdotes of life in a Northern town interspersed with machine-gun fast delivery of some of his best poems. "If you think poetry is dull and boring or posh and erudite - you haven't seen JCC!

With support - Luke Wright. Based in Suffolk, Luke is a Glastonbury Festival Slam Poet Champion and the main host and co-programmer of the Poetry Arena at the Latitude Festival. With his mixture of sharp, humorous verse and anecdotal stand-up he recently won the Spirit of the Fringe Award for Innovation. The Observer called him "the best young performance poet around".

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Son Yambu

Global Rhythm

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Samba Mapangala

Global Rhythm

Global Rhythm (Peppery's collaboration with Caribbean Exposé and Ipswich Borough Council) is always a colourful and exciting celebration of worldwide culture. It's bigger and better this year with a carnival procession and three stages showcasing music and dance from South America and the Caribbean to Africa and beyond. Headlining on the Peppery Stage this year, SAMBA MAPANGALA with his ORCHESTRE VIRUNGA (pictured) are one of the classic African bands from last 25 years. Known and loved throughout East Africa and beyond for his astounding voice, Samba creates an innovative mix of the best Congolese rumba and soukous with an earthier Kenyan style. The Peppery Stage also features ska and reggae from GOLDMASTER ALLSTARS, authentic Cuban son from SON YAMBU, and Balkan gypsy with latin and afro beats with a twist of hip-hop from the MAGIC TOMBOLINOS. And there are full programmes on the CARIBBEAN EXPOSÉ and UCS SPIEGLETENT stages, a carnival procession with EASTBOUND CARNIVAL and IPSWICH BLOCO, food, drink, storytelling and more.

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