Preview: A Celebration of Culture – for Refugee Day (10th June 2015)


For one day Woolwich will become the world’s bellybutton.

Thanks to the Refugee Day’s celebration taking place tomorrow on General Gordon Square: the hearth of the East London borough will host a series of performances joining together music, dance and fashion.

Notes will be the protagonists of the day: musicians from the four corners of the earth will indeed play on the central stage from noon to 5pm.
Artists like the Chinese Music Ensemble, Indian tabla player Hanif Khan accompanied by sitar player and singer Vijay Jagtap and Sarangi player Amirudin, Congo Latino Congolese Rumba band with their passionate rhythms and the tropical groove of Caribbean Steel Pan Jazz will show one more time how music can symbolically link different cultures together.

Not to mention the educational aspect of the event, which will give life to diverse workshops, like drumming, Indian Dance, Tai Chi, Juggling, Steel Pan Drumming and face-painting and African dances performed by pupils of the local Charlton Manor School.

To end the preview with a bang and encourage you to enjoy a stimulating day in Woolwich, the organizers have also held a final surprise: the event will be indeed free of charge.

This can happen thanks to the work and passion of Global Fusion Music and Arts (GFMA) volunteers and the support of Royal Borough of Greenwich, Amma’s Fare African Restaurant, Charlton Triangle Homes andGreenwich Inclusion Project.

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