Cultures of Walsall- the countdown begins!

We have some amazing music lined up for this year’s cultures of Walsall. From the Lilting Reggae of I-Way, to the up- beat Irish tunes of Good Traditions: through the best in community music right up to the hard hitting Hip-Hop  of  local Rapper Justice Hotep. This year’s line up ensures there is something for everyone.

Leading the Carnival will be the amazing Makanitza with their  blend of Eastern European styles and melodies before they take the stage at the end of the afternoon. And of course we mustn’t forget to applaud the return of the mighty Aziz Ibrahim the former Guitarist with the Stone Roses who will be taking the stage with his long term collaborator and local lad Dalbir Singh Rattan.

So get there early and come and stay the day, it’s sure to be one you won’t forget for a long time.

The Bandstand Stage line –up

12.00 The Flaky Tarts                                      Folk Duo

12.20 Signs for Worship British                      Sign Language choir

12.40 Nash Dom                                               Roma Music

13.00 Jaimal Mistry.                                          Indian Dance

13.25 Caldmore Primary School                     School Performance

13.45 Voices Entwined                                     Community Choir

1405 Good Traditions                                       Irish Songs

14.30 Justice Hotep                                          Hip Hop/ Rap/ Soul Fusion

15.00 Aziz Ibrahim and Dalbir Singh Rattan  Contemporary Asian / Rock Fusion

15.30 Mayoral Address Walsall Mayor

15.50 I -Way                                                       Reggae

16.20 Carnival Procession Arrives

16.30 Makanitza                                                 Eastern European/ Roma

In the Field

Good Traditions Acoustic

2-Ukes

Various Community Dance

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Line Up for the Bandstand Stage

20989287_1686319798047925_2155545273233900505_oWe are very proud to be able to announce the line up for the Bandstand  stage on Saturday 23rd of September.

We believe it represents the best of the Cultures of Walsall. There is something for every one, so whether you like Reggae, Irish Music or the sounds of Eastern Europe you will hear some of the best available locally. We also have some of the best in community music with community choirs, school groups and even a deaf signing choir.

Add to this the sizzling  sounds of Aziz and Dalbir presenting an amazing fusion of Rock and South Asian sounds and it all adds up to an afternoon of phenomenal music.

So get there early an enjoy the amazing range of sounds from Walsall and all over the world.

The Bandstand Stage line –up

12.00 The Flaky Tarts                                      Folk Duo

12.20 Signs for Worship British                      Sign Language choir

12.40 Nash Dom                                               Roma Music

13.00 Jaimal Mistry.                                          Indian Dance

13.25 Caldmore Primary School                     School Performance

13.45 Voices Entwined                                     Community Choir

1405 Good Traditions                                       Irish Songs

14.30 Justice Hotep                                          Hip Hop/ Rap/ Soul Fusion

15.00 Aziz Ibrahim and Dalbir Singh Rattan  Contemporary Asian / Rock Fusion

15.30 Mayoral Address Walsall Mayor

15.50 I -Way                                                       Reggae

16.20 Carnival Procession Arrives

16.30 Makanitza                                                 Eastern European/ Roma

 

In the Field

Good Traditions Acoustic

2-Ukes

Various Community Dances

Aziz Ibrahim to play at Cultures of Walsall 2017

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This year we have some amazing music at the festival which we will be previewing on the days leading up to the festival itself on our website and Facebook pages.

One of the stars of the show to be returning to play the festival after three years is Aziz Ibrahim – The Lord of the Strings himself. The former guitarist of the Stone Roses worked with us first three years ago when composed the original music for our carnival show Strolling Stories. This year he returns with his long time collaborator and arch percussionist  Dalbir Singh Rattan to perform on the bandstand stage. They will be performing music from their latest project which combines elements of their Asian musical heritage with some of the elements of contemporary rock, blues and Jazz as well as adding something absolutely unique. They are a force to be reckoned with. Watch out for them when they take the stage at 3.00pm.

Why not check them out now – https://www.facebook.com/azizibrahimmusic/

Cultures of Walsall Festival – 25th September 2016

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Caldmore Village Festival Group presents…

Cultures of Walsall


Cultures of Walsall is a spectacular festival promoted by Caldmore Village Festival Group to celebrate Walsall’s diverse heritage.

The festival incorporates a fusion of music, dance, food and cultural activities from many of the Borough’s communities. It is a family-friendly event that includes a children’s funfair as well arts and craft activities throughout the day. Sports tournaments in cricket and football will take place to ensure there is something to suit all tastes and interests.

There is a special competition for all of the family based on discovering the different cultures of Walsall with a prize draw at 3.45pm.

Entry to the site and stage area as well as to the community tents and activities is absolutely free.

The festival this year incorporates the Caldmore Carnival Procession. If you would like to join the Carnival’s colourful parade as it makes it way through Caldmore and Palfrey on the way to the Festival site please come and join the carnival crew in Caldmore Community Garden in Carless street in Caldmore, WS1 3RH at 2.30pm. Joining in is free and everyone is welcome but children should be accompanied by adults. Come as you are, in your national dress, in carnival costume or even dressed up as you favorite character.

The Carnival procession will arrive in the park at 3.30.

It’s going to be a great day. We look forward to seeing you there!

II Polish Picnic in Walsall

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Come and join us at an event celebrating  Polish culture and heritage in Walsall.

The second Polish Picnic in Walsall will take place on Saturday 21st May in Caldmore Community Garden. It is organised by European Welfare Association – Polish School in Walsall, Caldmore Village Festival Group and whg.

There will be plenty of activities for families, games and competitions for children, exhibitions and music performances. DJ Marshal will play at 3pm, followed by a celebrated blues rock band Whisky as the highlight of the day.

Students of Polish School in Walsall will present their talents in Poland’s Got Talent competition and exhibit their works in Family Gallery of Art. Walsall Modern Ju-Jitsu Club will show martial arts techniques learnt by their adepts.

Caldmore Community Garden is a space for all communities of Walsall where they can grow their own fruit and veg, and take part in activities and events bringing together diverse cultures of Caldmore. The second Polish Picnic in Walsall aims to share Polish cultural traditions, delicious food and fantastic music with the wider community.

Come and celebrate with us one of the cultures that form the multicultural tapestry of Walsall.

The Picnic is held under the auspices of Polish Embassy in London and Federation of Poles in the United Kingdom. It is organised in partnership with Walsall Council, whg and Caldmore Village Festival Group, and sponsored by “Mazowsze” bakery and “Polskie Lany”.

Free entry!

Programme

13.00- 13.30 Official opening and welcome

13.30- 14.30 Poland’s Got Talent music competition

14.30 -14.45 Walsall Modern Ju-Jitsu Club – martial arts

14.45- 15.00 Cake eating competition

15.00- 15.45 DJ Marshal

15.45- 16.00 Poland’s Got Talent – results

16.00- 18.00 Live music – rock and blues band “Whisky”

 

Address: Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, WS1 3RH

More information: http://www.facebook.com/events/124147394656834/

Walsall Mela Bandstand Tasters

Kick off at 11am with DJ Nissar Butt

Followed by

Mad Dominic  clowning around @ 11.40am

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Photo from Express & Star

 Waseelah @ 11.25

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Shakabala @ 12.00 noon

Good Traditions @ 12.25pm

 Sa Re Arts @ 1.40pm

Sukhi Shergill @ 2.25pm

Shiri Krishna Mandir @ 3.10pm

 

 Manni Kaur @ 3.30pm

Saif Ali Khan @ 4.10pm

 Mohammed Yousef @ 4.55pm