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Southburgh Festival brings a world of music to local stage

PUBLISHED: 13:17 31 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:17 31 July 2015

Scenes from the 2014 Southburgh Festival. Pictured: Anna Mudeka

Scenes from the 2014 Southburgh Festival. Pictured: Anna Mudeka

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A fantastic mix of talent takes to the stage at the Southburgh Festival of World Music on Saturday with an abundance of locally sourced acts.

Now in its seventh year it raises money for the Mudeka Foundation which is changing of lives of children in Zimbabwe for the

better.

Founded by Anna Mudeka, who will also play an unplugged set during the festival, it supports a number of educational projects.

Headspace are the finale act for this year. This three-piece band plays a totally infectious blend of folk fused with electronic bass lines. Often described as ‘celtic trance’, their music features elements of ska, funk, rock and country to create an irresistibly danceable performance which simultaneously evokes sounds of the past and the future.

For the younger members of the audience there is Twisted Piglet who deliver a pulsating mix of keyboard, drums and guitar blended with verve and passion. Last year they supported The Proclaimers on their UK tour.

You can also enjoy Gambian musician Sefo Kanuteh, a gifted composer with the rare distinction of mastering both the kora (21 string African harp), and balafon (xylophone), along with the vocal arts of jaliya, the Griot traditions of his homeland.

Jose Ferrera Mulem’s Band will transport visitors to the streets and bars of Havana, Cuba, with their lively latino sounds.

Watchsnatchers are traveling from Ireland and have a tangible love of their country and its music. Girl In A Thunderbolt, aka Maria Uzor, will also be performing at the festival.

Aside from the music the shopping village will be better than ever this year, under the direction of Norwich Global Village who is ensuring that all stalls are of a high standard with a range of fantastic goods.

Moria will be supervising the children’s tent from 10am – 4pm and is organising plenty of activities to keep the children happy all day.

There will be food and drink from around the world to keep festival-goers fed and watered including, for the first time, The Lick Catering company specialising in West Indian Fusion Cuisine.

The bar will be open from Friday night for campers.

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £7 for children or £25 for adults with camping.

It takes place at Burton Manor Barns, Southburgh, IP25 7SU, and for more information visit www.southburghfestival.com.

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