If it says ‘Peppery’ on the poster,

You’re guaranteed a good time!


Grounded in authentic Spanish traditions, Calaita Flamenco Son’s innovative flamenco combines passionate vocals, awe-inspiring guitar virtuosity, intense percussion and jazz-inflected saxophone.

Calaita Flamenco Son was formed by Sevillan singer and guitarist Chico Pere, guitarist Glenn Sharp and percussionist Leo Paredes. The trio soon expanded to include Diana Castro’s soulful Spanish vocals and Matt Nickson’s jazz-inflected saxophone.

“ A wonderful experience, a true journey into the flamenco spirit” - LICA

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One Big Multicultural Festival

with added Peppery music on the main stage

This year's festival - presented by the Bangladeshi Support Centre http://www.bscentre.org.uk - features music programmed by Peppery, including Lokkhi Terra ("probably the world's best afrobeat-Cuban-Bangladeshi group" - Songlines);  Zimbabwean band Harare - led by ex Bhundu Boy Kadaushe Matimba - who combine urban Jit-Jive with hypnotic mbira polyrhythms; and London based rappers Tazzz and Raxstar. The festival also has a full programme of music and dance, world food, 5 a side football and kabbadi, cultural and heritage displays, market bazaar, kid's activities etc etc.

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Global Rhythm

festival of world and roots music

Ipswich's annual free festival  of world music is coming up with The Mad Marching Hare Band parading through the park, free dance workshops on Christchurch lawn with Dance East,  international food stalls, and of course 3 stages of world and roots music. 

On the Peppery Stage our line up is 

Nuyorican disco band who combine a retro and exhilarating modern sound. Stirring the musical melting pot, they craft their unique fusion out of Afro – Latin beat, Latin Jazz and disco funk.
9 piece band playing uplifting dance music called 'Cavacha' - the core rhythm of Central African music that has given rise to ‘Soukous’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ‘Makosa’ in Cameroon and ‘Coupez Decallez’ in the Ivory Coast.  

2014 Songlines Music Awards winners - a seven piece band fronted by Venezualan vocal powerhouse Luzmira Zerpa, London born percussionist Jack Yglesias, and Nigerian/Ghanaian percussionist Kwame Crentsil
Blending the hottest Hindi film hits with riotous Indian wedding music and Punjabi beats - a unique take on the compulsively danceable rhythms of the most popular music in the world.

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Richard Durrant

Cycling Music

With bicycles as lighting stands and a stage set carried in panniers, this will be a truly intriguing concert of beautiful guitar music.

Richard Durrant is a world class performer traveling in excess of 35,000 miles each year. As a concert guitarist he finds it impossible to do anything but cast a carbon footprint as large as his musical status.  But now its pay back time. 

During May and June Richard, the leading guitarist of his generation, will play at UK venues great and small during a seven-week, 1,000-mile odyssey that will be the last word in eco-friendliness.  Cycling up to 50 miles a day, Richard will be carrying his entire show on his bike. Each performance will still feature beautiful lighting, projections and sound, but the gear will be state of the art, low energy and lightweight. Richard will be performing a selection of guitar solos, many from his latest album Cycling Music.

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global brass band music

Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music takes diverse influences – ska, porro, calypso, funk and a range of UK dance styles. They create a living, breathing polka-ing, pogo-ing honkstep for the 21st century. Trumpet, trombone, saxes, accordion, fiddle, two drummers and the epic bass of the sousaphone conspire perfectly to create soaring horn lines and beautifully layered harmonies, driven by an uncompromising rhythm section who deliver the meanest grooves with a twinkle in their eye!

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authentic Cuban Son

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


"The real sound of Santiago de Cuba" (Simon Broughton, Evening Standard)

"If you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you" (Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio3)

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