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.