Cultural events

Cultural events

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  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018
    Ethiopia

    Rastafari travel together with World Weavers present U Day, a spiritual music festival. This festival is aimed to celebrate unity and tolerance among religions and spiritual movements in the world. It is a traveling event and Ethiopia is selected to host the 2018 edition because of its unique standing in the world regarding religious tolerance.

    People from different faiths will participate in this event: Buddhist monks from Thailand, a Jewish Rabbi, Islamic clerics, and even native indigenous people from America and Australia will be present. Together with a group of Rastafarians from Shashamane they will travel to the holy city of Lalibela where an interfaith celebration will be held. Then the program continues to Addis Ababa where an international conference will be organized at the headquarters of the African Union on the morning of the 3rd of February, followed by a music festival in the evening. Some international names are confirmed like Pato Banton & The Now Generation, and King Shiloh Sound System from Amsterdam.

    udayfestival.org/

     

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    1 pm - 4 pm@the Maa Maat Centre, 366A High Rd, London N17 9HT

    Fundraising event , an opportunity to explore the themes of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent, Recognition, Justice, Development through the documentary film Shashamane and support two worthy organisations: The Maa Maat Centre and IDPAD Coalition UK.

    The film gives a poignant insight into this unique community through interviews with its members. The themes of the UN Decade resonate through their life-stories.

    "The Rastafari movement represents a signal transformation in the psyche and vision of 'new-world' Africans. Redemption is its core value: re-creation of African morality, pride and lifestyle in a world of gross materialism (Babylon).

    Shashamane land in south-eastern Ethiopia is an iconic outpost of Rastafari from the Diaspora. The community comprises returnees from the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe, who have trekked to the 'Promised Land', asserting their sovereign right to repatriate to the Mother Africa.

    Their struggles, triumphs, hopes and aspirations speak volumes for the search and recovery of African nationhood."

    Tickets & info: www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018
    12.00 pm - 6.00 pm@ Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

    A day of films,dance workshops, lectures and discussions exploring the origins and legacy of dancehall culture

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018
    Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018
    @ Lower Gallery, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

    One Love Books presents "Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London" by Alex Bartsch

    Covers is a project by Alex Bartsch documenting reggae record covers that were photographed in London between 1967 and 1988. After years of research, and working in collaboration with Al ‘Fingers’ Newman, Bartsch has identified and photographed 50 London-based reggae sleeves in their original locations, holding them up at arm’s-length to blend in with their surroundings, decades later. Presented in this way, the covers document the passing of time and provide a fascinating insight into the history of reggae music in the UK, an often overlooked but immensely important part of Britain’s musical identity and popular culture.

    To give further context to the photographs, excerpts from interviews with those involved in the making of the records – be it the original singer, producer, photographer, designer or record label employee – are included as part of the display.

    Exhibition/book launch: 6–8pm, Wednesday 4 April

    https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/exhibitions/alex-bartsch-–-covers-retracing-reggae-record-sleeves-uk

     

  • Sun
    15
    Apr
    2018
    4.00 pm - 7.00 pm@ Maat Centre, 366a High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 9HT
  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    12.30 pm - 4.30 pm@Unite The Union, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

    DRAFT PROGRAMMME
    12.30-1.00pm Registration/Refreshments, TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question) documentary excerpt
    1.00-1.20pm Welcome
    1.20-1.40pm Global African Quiz
    1.40-2.00pm African Voices Quotations Session
    2.00-3.30pm As Long As You're Of African Heritage... play & Q&A
    3.30-4.00pm Introduction of African Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 30 and the Global African Quaf flag, includes Golden Minutes from African History and pan-African activists
    4.00-4.30pm Music 4 Causes Playlist, Araning, Refreshments, wrap Up

    Info and tickets on www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018
    5.30 pm - 7.30 pm@Unite The Union, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

    Info and tickets on www.eventbrite.co.uk/

     

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    1.00 pm - 4.30 pm@Unite The Union, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

    Info and tickets @ www.eventbrite.co.uk