AfroReggae from the Favela to the World

AfroReggae from the Favela to the World

In 2006, the Brazilian cultural group, AfroReggae, erupted onto the Barbican Theatre’s stage in an exuberant display of drumming, rap and dance. Due to high demand, AfroReggae returns to bite to repeat its sell-out performances of From the Favela to the World, in June, for two nights only.

Thursday 28 – Friday 29 June 2007

Press night: Thursday 28 June, 8.00pm

In conjunction with last year’s concerts at the Barbican, AfroReggae engaged with local communities in the East End of London to promote its vision of social inclusion to young people outside the mainstream of UK culture, and share with them the experience of using art as a weapon to tackle gun crime. The response of these communities was overwhelmingly positive and as a result, People’s Palace Projects, with support from Queen Mary, University of London, and the Barbican have created a six-year AfroReggae programme, which extends to the 2012 London Olympics and beyond. The project, AfroReggae UK Partnership, aims to address issues that frequently top the news agenda by presenting innovative and lasting solutions to social problems. Partners include The Learning Trust, Hackney; Shoreditch Trust; Barbican Education; Rich Mix; Newham Borough Council; the Black Police Association and Manchester Contact Theatre.

From the Favela to the World is presented in association with People’s Palace Projects with support from Queen Mary, University of London and co-produced by barbicanbite06.

From the Favela to the World is one of the Barbican’s 25th birthday landmark events.

To complement From the Favela to the World there is a series of related films at the Barbican and educational events. Details can be found below.

AfroReggae is set to revisit the Barbican in 2008 with a newly co-commissioned show.

Region: All
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Venue Address: London South Bank
Website: http://www.barbican.org.uk
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Specified
 
Press Tickets:
Name: Julia Kouyoumdjian
Phone: 020 7638 4141 ext 7