If it says ‘Peppery’ on the poster,

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Global Rhythm

free festival of world music

Ipswich's annual free festival of world music brings the best in world and roots music and dance to the perfect setting of Christchurch Park. 

The Martin Burley Peppery stage presents  Fowokan Soul reggae roots with hard hitting funky vibes;  Lokkhi Terra Bangladeshi song, Cuban rumba and township jazz grooves;  Goldmaster Allstars Energetic ska, rocksteady, heavy roots and reggae;  She’Koyokh Rich music from Jewish Eastern Europe Turkey & the Balkans; Grupo Lokito Fusing contemporary Congolese and Cuban music

Global Rhythm 2023 also features Caribbean culture on the Missile Sound Stage, free workshops for all ages and abilities, pop up Indian, Romanian and other dance shows, and a range of food and drink stalls – or you could bring a picnic – for a great family day out. 

The full programme is at www.globalrhythm.org.uk 

Meanwhile here's a reminder on video of previous years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q842xwUyQOs

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Global Rhythm

5 stages of music from around the world

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1 Big Multicutural Festival

(with added Peppery music)

Peppery are again working with the Bangladeshi Support Centre to programme the main stage at this unique event which celebrates the diversity in Ipswich and Suffolk as a whole, bringing communities together through music, dance, arts and crafts, and food in a fun environment. See https://www.bscsuffolk.org.uk for details. Acts include reggae aces Maroon Town (pictured), and the exciting sounds of The Bollywood Pandits.

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Global Rhythm

on the cornhill

Global Rhythm is temporarily moving onto The Cornhill in Ipswich for a showcase event ‘Global Rhythm on the Cornhill’ to promote the return of Global Rhythm in 2020 on Christchurch Park.

The four main stages have combined together to make one main stage for this year's event, in the heart of Ipswich Town Centre. Bringing you music from around the world.

The music starts at 10am and ends at 4pm

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The Brass Funkeys

Galloping Gypsy Czárdas, Pumping Brass Driven Funk

This year's Ipswich Jazz Festival runs from June 21st to 23rd, with a full programme of live music, film, art and workshops. Once again the weekend kicks off with a Peppery party night - this year featuring the Brass Funkeys with a lively mix of  Galloping Gypsy Czárdas, Soulful Jazz Funeral Marches and Pumping Brass Driven Funk. There's a sample here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hOGPa7tIhY

(and go to the Ipswich Jazz Festival website https://www.ipswichjazzfestival.org.uk to find out more about this weekend mix of live music, film, art and musicians’ workshops )



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SON YAMBU play authentic Cuban Son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African music that that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba and gave rise to Salsa. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

Since their debut album ‘La Maravilla’ was released to rave reviews (**** Songlines, **** The Evening Standard), Son Yambu have gone from strength to strength. The band members, who all have a lifetime’s experience playing Son, mainly come from Santiago De Cuba (the birthplace of Son) and are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre and continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

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