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It?s time to Simmer Down and feel the festival vibe

Subscribe to RSS RSSTuesday, 29th June, 2010

The Festival season is well and truly upon us and this is your chance to experience the Festival vibe on your doorstep.  That?s right, you don?t have to spend hundreds of pounds, travel loads of miles or stand around for hours knee deep in mud. Birmingham has its very own free Family Festival and we?re inviting you to join us for Simmer Down at Handsworth Park on Sat 17 Jul 2010 from 1 ? 7pm. 

There?s a music stage featuring local artists including ?Reggae Empress? Yaz Alexander, Skibu, Peter Spence, Tenna Star, ?King of Dhol? Gurchan Mall; there?ll be Middle Eastern music and dance from locally-based Kurdish Ensemble Daholl, originally from different parts of Africa but now resident in Nottingham, the Ngoma Band who will be performing the infectious sounds of Afro Pop and Afro Reggae. Plus Bob Marley tribute band ?Legend? will be encouraging you to sing along to lyrics such as ?sun is shining, weather is sweet, make you wanna move your dancing feet.?

Young people will have the opportunity to take part in free singing and dance workshops led by local RnB gospel star Gen Slyva and Hip Hop Dance moghul Kashmir Leese. There?s a food area with a wide variety of stalls where you?ll be able to buy drinks/snacks and sample foods from Asia, the Caribbean and beyond.   

 After the park and the kids are all tucked up in bed, its back to The Drum for the official Simmer Down Festival After Party hosted by The Drum & Wassifa Sound featuring Saxon with guest deejays Phillip Levi, Daddy Colonel plus special guests to be announced soon.