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Calypso with The Mighty Phantom

and his Tropical Troubadours This music is a blast of acoustic tropical sunshine; evergreen with powerful melodies and irrepressible rhythms. These timeless tunes include well-known numbers and rarer treats from an expert’s archive representing the very best lyrical and musical genius of the Caribbean and Latin America. While we particularly love calypso from Trinidad we […]

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Beasts Unite Procession Sat 19 Feb 2011

What a day we had!! Take a look at the Gallery to see what happened. Featuring: a first for Norwich – the Original Sailor’s Horse from Minehead At 3pm on Saturday 19 February 3 dragon and mythical beast processions will parade through Norwich meeting at the Forum. Come along and take part or just watch. […]

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Mapazi – Roots and Branches – Films

Many thanks to all the artists involved; Anna Mudeka, Glynnis, Jose Ferrera Mulen and  Girl in a Thunderbolt. Also many thanks to the outstanding film-makers, Jade, Jenna and Graham and to Will and Mike at Future for making it all happen! Please also take a look at the highlights film of Norfolk Black History Month 2010 which features […]

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African and Caribbean Dance Day – Sat 15 Oct

Norfolk Dance is excited to offer it’s first African Dance Day as part of Norwich Black History Month. Incorporating various styles of dance rooted in African traditions, and live drumming throughout the day, this one day workshop is designed for all abilities to get a taste of African Dance. ‘Sembe’ is a dance used by […]

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Caribbean Celebration – Sun 16 Oct

Come to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich for a celebration of all things Caribbean. There will be music and story-telling with the focus of the day being on JANUKA’s performance and workshops of the Jamaican Quadrille tradition.   This FREE event runs from midday till 4pm. No booking required. Click here for […]

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Jamaican Party at the Forum – Sat 15 Oct (evening)

We had a great party at the forum. Pictures and film to follow soon. There was a live dance show in the atrium at the Forum and then we partied the night away in Marzano’s. This event was in collaboration with Cafe Bar Marzano and Pizza Express.       Cafe Bar Marzano The Forum […]

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British Folk Carols

Traditionally caroling was not restricted to Christmas but was a popular part of religious festivities throughout the year, which is maybe why in everyday language we will not just talk about carols but specifically about Christmas carols. Christmas carols in particular also became linked with traditions such as Wassailing, which involved visiting farms and houses and singing in […]

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Santería

Santería (‘the Way of the Saints’) or Regla de Ocha (‘the Rule of the Temple’) refers to a broad range of religious practices that to a greater or lesser extent combine elements of Yoruba belief, as well as Catholic and Spiritualist European traditions. The combining of African deities with Christian traditions is a phenomenon that […]

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