BROUHAHA INTERNATIONAL STREET FESTIVAL 15 JULY — 05 AUGUST 2006
BROUHAHA INTERNATIONAL STREET FESTIVAL 15 JULY — 05 AUGUST 2006 Welcome to the Brouhaha International Street Festival 2006. This year our festival has grown to match our local, regional and national aspirations with projects and events happening across Merseyside, the North West and throughout the UK. Brouhaha International continues to be committed to the development of a range of culturally diverse work with individuals, groups and organisations, that leads to the production of large and small scale community celebrations and cultural events. So far 2006 has been both an exciting and challenging year for us, with our carnival arts work being developed in seven cities across the UK through a successful, three year Arts Council of England national touring award. This year’s festival will see a of range new and exciting work produced by the 18 international companies invited, as well as a number of new collaborations with national performance companies. More than ever before we are providing professional platforms and opportunities for artistic and cultural excellence, as one of the regions most exciting and vibrant arts organisations. We look forward to playing a significant role in the development of a cultural landscape that truly values diversity, embraces participation and above all celebrates the creation of art in public spaces.
Giles Agis, Executive Director – Brouhaha International.
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DREAMSPACE 16 JUNE —16 JULY OPEN 12 TO 7PM DAILY, £5/£3 LIVERPOOL METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL Dreamspace is an interactive public art event. It is a unique work of art made by the artist Maurice Agis. His use of light, colour, form, movement and sound presents a harmonious spatial experience fusing together different disciplines to create this specific abstract space. UNITS OF SPACE – There are clusters of units in reds, blues, greens, yellows and greys. You move from one unit to another, from colour to colour, seeing and moving around the space viewing the many relationship that appear. The space pulls you into and around the work. You stand, sit, walk, and lay, as you become part of the space. Your sense of time is challenged. You choose a direction determined by the set of relationships that holds your attention drawing you into a part of the space that is part of the whole this is a transformation experience bringing the abstract idea into the real living world.
ARABIC ARTS FESTIVAL 02—16 JULY LIVERPOOL WORLD MUSEUM As part of the Arabic Arts Festival, Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati from Morocco and the Academy of Show Arts from Palestine will perform at the Liverpool World Museum. A mix of traditional Moroccan dance and music and contemporary hip hop. SATURDAY 15 JULY, 12PM & 1PM The Academy of Show Arts ( PALESTINE ) SUNDAY 16 JULY, 12PM & 1PM Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati ( MOROCCO) For more information and for your free festival brochure call 0151 709 5297 Visit www.bluecoatartscentre.com for full listings
Since 1996 Agis has constructed 4 Dreamspace installations and exhibited these works in 25 venues in cities across Europe visited by 250,000 people. www.dreamspace-agis.com
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OPENING CEREMONY FRIDAY 21 JULY, 7.30PM LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL. FREE. The perfect opportunity to get a real taste of what the festival has to offer over the next few weeks. Featuring short performances from all of this year’s international companies, we also bring you performances from some of the local groups supported by Brouhaha International. Those of you that were there last year will be expecting something special, you will not be disappointed. This will be another fantastic celebration of international performance. Tickets for this event are FREE but must be booked in advance through the Philharmonic Box Office on 0151 709 3789. Due to high demand we can only issue four tickets per booking. We are also raising money for the Anthony Walker Foundation at this event – please give generously on the night. PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
BeatLife ( LIVERPOOL) Academy of Show Arts ( PALESTINE) Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati ( MOROCCO) Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN) Companhia Multicultural Diaspora ( CAPE VERDE) DigaBeat ( LIVERPOOL) Shockout! ( LIVERPOOL) X-Tension ( LIVERPOOL) Officina Pulcinella Street Theatre Project ( ITALY) Kozman Ti Dalon ( REUNION) MD Company ( MARTINIQUE) Al Assala ( TUNISIA) Danza Universitaria ( COSTA RICA) Ecludirazul ( PORTUGAL) Flambo’ka ( GUADELOUPE) Circus Plamka ( POLAND) Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts Company ( TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) Shademakers ( GERMANY) AFSAD ( TURKEY) Primigenius ( SPAIN) Anatolia Dreams ( GERMANY) Eblana ( IRELAND)
‘CROSSING WATERS’ 2005
BELMONT FREETOWN CULTURAL ARTS COMPANY
KOZMAN TI DALON
SOUTHPORT WEEKEND SATURDAY 22 — SUNDAY 23 JULY 12PM TO 5PM LORD STREET, OUTSIDE SOUTHPORT ARTS CENTRE Once again we return to Southport Arts Centre for two days of street theatre, music and dance for all the family. Featuring performances from all of our international companies and some of the best local music and percussion groups. PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
SATURDAY 22 JULY Eblana ( IRELAND) Primigenius ( SPAIN) Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati ( MOROCCO) BeatLife ( LIVERPOOL) Artemis ( LIVERPOOL) Simone Campa ( ITALY) Papajaca (ft. Claudio and members of Inner Sense) ( UK / BRAZIL) SUNDAY 23 JULY Anatolia Dreams ( GERMANY) Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN) Kozman Ti Dalon ( REUNION) Officina Pulcinella Street Theatre Project ( ITALY) AFSAD ( TURKEY) Primigenius ( SPAIN) Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts Company ( TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) Batala ( LIVERPOOL) Saˆlt ( HOLLAND)
GREATER MANCHESTER CARNIVAL ARTS SHOWCASE SATURDAY 22 JULY, 12PM MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE. FREE. Funded by the Association of Greater Manchester Arts Officers and Arts Council England, Brouhaha International and Initiative Arts deliver the first year of a three year carnival arts programme. A parade from Manchester Town hall leads to Exchange Square (the Urbis Centre). This one day festival will include our international companies and work from the ten boroughs of Manchester – Bolton, Bury Met, Oldham, Salford, Manchester, Tameside, Wigan, Trafford, Stockport and Rochdale – performing in the UK’s biggest ever dance event – “Big Dance”. PARADE FROM MANCHESTER TOWN HALL 1PM — 2PM PERFORMANCES AT THE URBIS CENTRE 2PM — 6PM
NYLON SOUNDZ SATURDAY 22 JULY, 9PM LIVERPOOL CARLING ACADEMY (FORMERLY L2) £5 FULL, £3 CONCS. BOX OFFICE 0870 771 2000 DOORS OPEN 7PM. MAIN BAND 9.30PM State of Bengal, leading DJ / producer and pioneer of the British Asian Underground joins forces with renowned percussionist Taufiq Quereshi son of the legendary Ustad Alla Rahka and brother of Tabla maestro Ustad Zakhir Hussain, and special guest vocalist Vasundhara Das a classically-trained singer from India and star of the hit movie Monsoon Wedding. This very special collaboration sees the three artists creating new music mixing tabla beats, percussion and electronics with Indian classical music. Joining them on stage will be members of State of Bengal’s band, including drummer Marque Gilmore, for a mesmerising live experience. A Contemporary Music Network Tour produced by Punch. Media Partners: Asiana / BBC Asian Network / Straight No Chaser
ONE WORLD ONE STAGE AT UNITY THEATRE TUESDAY 25 — FRIDAY 28 JULY ALL PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 7.30PM £5 FULL / £3.50 CONCS. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM UNITY BOX OFFICE, 0151 709 4988 Brouhaha returns to Unity for four nights giving you the chance to take a closer look at music and dance from across the globe. Each night brings together a different combination of companies for a unique festival experience. Previous years have played to sell-out audiences and received rave reviews. LA MÉDITERRANÉE TUESDAY 25 JULY A night of traditional music and dance from a range of EuroMed countries. Al Assala ( TUNISIA) Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati ( MOROCCO) AFSAD ( TURKEY) HIP HOP SHOWCASE WEDNESDAY 26 JULY Up front hip hop, breaking and street dance. Hip Hop Nation ( LIVERPOOL) X-Tension ( LIVERPOOL) The Academy of Show Arts ( PALESTINE) MD Company ( MARTINIQUE)
STATE OF BENGAL
CROSSING WATERS, THE MIDDLE PASSAGE THURSDAY 27 JULY Performances reflecting the global stories of human traffic and the transatlantic slave trade. Kozman Ti Dalon ( REUNION) Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts Group ( TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) ROOTS & ROUTES FRIDAY 28 JULY Two very special performances celebrating the history and evolution of Latin dance from Europe to South America and back again. Danza Universitaria ( COSTA RICA) Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN)
BELMONT FREETOWN CULTURAL ARTS GROUP
ACADEMY OF SHOW ARTS
BOLLYWOOD STEPS SATURDAY 29 — SUNDAY 30 JULY 8.30PM TO 9.30PM PRE SHOW 9.30PM MAIN SHOW ON THE STEPS AT LIVERPOOL METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL Bollywood Steps is a site-specific dance spectacular created by Simmy Gupta and Ajay Chhabra from Nutkhut Company, with original music by Niraj Chag and water effects created by Michael Lister from Avanti Display. Bollywood steps was inspired by Bollywood film and how it uses the architectural landscapes of towns and cities as a natural stage. By combining theatre, dance, music, circus and film, Nutkhut creates imaginative, witty and visually stunning installations. This performance involves a cast of 9 professional South East Asian dancers, joined by 20 young dancers from Liverpool’s South Asian community. www.nutkhut.com
CITY CENTRE CELEBRATIONS THURSDAY 3 AUGUST THEN EVERY THURSDAY EVENING IN AUGUST QUEEN’S SQUARE, WILLIAMSON SQUARE AND MATTHEW STREET, LIVERPOOL. In partnership with Liverpool Business Improvement District Brouhaha International presents a range of street theatre music and dance to liven up your Thursday nights throughout the summer. With static shows at Queen’s Square and walkabout acts performing at Matthew Street, the launch event will also include a street parade starting at Matthew Street and finishing at Williamson Square. QUEEN’S SQUARE 5PM — 8PM Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati ( MOROCCO) AFSAD ( TURKEY) Anatolia Dreams ( GERMANY) Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts Company ( TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) MD Company ( MARTINIQUE) Companhia Multicultural Diaspora ( CAPE VERDE) Kambayoka Ensemble ( PHILIPPINES) Flambo’ka ( GUADELOUPE) Danza Universitaria ( COSTA RICA) Kozman Ti Dalon ( REUNION) Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN) MATTHEW STREET, 5.30PM — 8PM Primigenius ( SPAIN) DigaBeat ( LIVERPOOL) Al Assala ( TUNISIA) Academy of Show Arts ( PALESTINE) Officina Pulcinella Street Theatre Project ( ITALY) Circus Plamka ( POLAND) Eblana ( IRELAND) Ecludirazul ( PORTUGAL) PARADE FROM MATTHEW STREET TO WILLIAMSON SQUARE, 6PM—8PM Ecludirazul ( PORTUGAL) Kozman Ti Dalon ( REUNION) Flambo’ka ( GUADELOUPE) MD Company ( MARTINIQUE) Shademakers ( GERMANY) Companhia Multicultural Diaspora ( CAPE VERDE) AFSAD ( TURKEY) Anatolia Dreams ( GERMANY) Officina Pulcinella Street Theatre Project ( ITALY) Circus Plamka ( POLAND) Eblana ( IRELAND)
TANGO AND CANDOMBE DESTESUR
LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL CARNIVAL MAAFA—SEE NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, RITES OF PASSAGE. SATURDAY 05 AUGUST 12PM TO 2PM PARADE THROUGH TOXTETH FINISHING AT PRINCES PARK The regions largest multicultural parade will see the second part of our carnival trilogy ‘Crossing Waters’. Under the artistic direction of award winning carnival artist Ray Mahabir, we continue the story of Liverpool’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade. The second installment ‘Maafa’ (the Middle Passage) will also be presented through the large-scale carnival structures of artist Paul McLaren from the ‘Shademakers’ based in Germany. Our 2006 carnival will see around 1800 costumed participants. This has been made possible through the delivery of national and regional work developing carnival costume sections in London, Bristol, Belfast, Luton, Oxford, Stoke on Trent, Preston and the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. Featuring the following groups: Granby Toxteth Development Trust, Rialto Neighbourhood Council, All Things Latin, Wirral Afro Caribbean Voices, Shorefields, North Liverpool Cultural Committee, Kirkdale Community Centre, Marybone YCA, Streets Project, Walton Youth PARADE ROUTE Group, Sure Start, Toxteth Education Trust, Liverpool Samba School, Meninos do Morumbi Oldham, BeatLife, Batala, Hindu Temple, Wirral Looked After Children, Merseyside Fire Services, Mab Lane Youth & start LIVERPOOL Community Group, Lee Valley Community Group, Little Branches, COMMUNITY COLLEGE Halewood Youth In Community, Huyton New Deal for Young People, David Lewis Youth Club, Valley Community Theatre. T E STREE
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THE WORLD IN PRINCES PARK SATURDAY 05 AUGUST, 1PM TO 6PM PRINCES PARK Voted as winner of the ‘Best Event’ within Liverpool’s Black History Month Achievement Awards 2005. Our parade will lead to Princes Park, based in the heart of Toxteth.
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A multicultural celebration with local, regional, national and international performing arts companies on four stages in Princes Park. The park will also host children’s workshops, international food stalls and a number of consultation tents from local housing and regeneration organisations.
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Respecting Your Environment This is a family event and people should be able to enjoy themselves while having the maximum of respect for the environment and those around them. World in Princes Park will not be made any better by excessive noise or anti-social behaviour. Please ensure that all rubbish is placed in the bins provided and be aware that there will be no parking or access to the park for motorized vehicles all day. World in Princes Park is a dry event and no alcohol will be on sale. The consumption of alcohol in the park is not encouraged.
We are also proud to present a headlining performance from Reggae superstars, The Pioneers. See companies page for info.
This event has been developed through a partnership between Brouhaha International, Include Neighbourhood Regeneration and The Groundwork Trust. Featuring performances from all the international companies and: Soul Powered, One Heart One Voice Urban Choir, Positive Impact, Sense of Sound, Ms Scandalus, The Abelwell Foundation, Chinese Arts Platform, Tamil Dance Group, Oldham Dance Group, Shockout!, Brouhaha Dhol Drum Group, Luton Drum and Dance Group, Cassava, DigaBeat, X-Tension + more tbc.
Site Plan 1. Stage 1 2. Stage 2 3. Stage 3 4. Mela Stage 5. Food and Craft Stalls 6. Community Engagement Tent 7. Community Engagement Tent 8. Family Environmental Area T. Toilets
KOZMAN TI DALON
PHOTOS BY TIM SMITH
LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL MELA SATURDAY 05 AUGUST, 2PM—6PM PRINCES PARK Once again Liverpool International Mela returns to Princes Park, building on last years success the event celebrates the South Asian cultural arts and the influence it’s had at a local, national and global level. Bringing the colours, rhythms, sounds and energy from local, national and international artists the Liverpool International Mela also includes electrifying performances from the Philippines and China. It will feature three newly commissioned dance pieces choreographed by Darren Suarez & Purvi Parek, Brouhaha International’s very own Dhol Drum Orchestra, led by Leon Patel from Meninos Do Morumbi Oldham and two visual arts exhibitions:
‘Liverpool International Mela Visual Arts Project’ – work created by Donna Berry and local young people. Donna Berry exhibits at the Liverpool Mela for the second year, working alongside young people from across Liverpool she has created pieces of art that will decorate Princes Park.
PHOTOS BY TIM SMITH
‘The Grand Trunk Road’ Looks at why this ancient trade and military route – travelled by Alexander the Great, the Moghuls and the British Raj – became so crucial to the process of immigration to Britain, and how the close links between villages, towns and cities along the “GT Road” are maintained to this day.
Liverpool International Mela Steering Group Bisakha Sarker, Sri Sarker, Mrs J. Vithalani & Dinesh Allirajah Liverpool International Mela Youth Steering Group Robbie Blanco, Tiago Duarte, Leandro Livramanto, Maria Meakin, Anggakara Narendradhipa & Billy Dean Owen.
WIGAN ONE WORLD FESTIVAL SUNDAY 06 AUGUST MESNES PARK, WIGAN A one day festival that will run with a number of local and international performance companies presenting their work at this event. Also, there will be children and young people’s arts workshops. PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
Academy of Show Arts ( PALESTINE) Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati ( MOROCCO) Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN) Companhia Multicultural Diaspora ( CAPE VERDE) DigaBeat ( LIVERPOOL) X-Tension ( LIVERPOOL) Officina Pulcinella Street Theatre Project ( ITALY) Kozman Ti Dalon ( REUNION) MD Company ( MARTINIQUE) Al Assala ( TUNISIA) Danza Universitaria ( COSTA RICA) Ecludirazul ( PORTUGAL) Circus Plamka ( POLAND) Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts Company ( TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) AFSAD ( TURKEY) Anatolia Dreams ( GERMANY) Eblana ( IRELAND)
NATIONAL TOURING Brouhaha International celebrates a new three year Carnival Arts Programme which will see us work in Bristol, Belfast, Preston, Stoke-on-Trent, London Hackney, Oxford and Luton. The work produced each year in these cities will be showcased at our annual carnival in Liverpool. This project culminates in 2008 when Liverpool celebrates its status as European Capital of Culture, when we will produce the UK’s single largest carnival costume section. London Chats Palace Homerton Carnival Band Tropical Isles Luton OM Hindu Community Group Bristol Voyage Mas Camp Preston Preston City Caribbean Carnival Oxford Show Time Dance Company Stoke on Trent B Arts and Knutton Carnival Belfast Beat Carnival Arts Nottinghill Carnival Bands Flamingo Arts South Connections
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BEAT INITIATIVE – BELFAST
COMMUNITY TOUR TUESDAY 25窶認RIDAY 28 JULY Three days of workshops and performances to sheltered housing groups across Liverpool who would not normally get the chance to enjoy the festival. TUESDAY 25 JULY MAB LANE YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati ( MOROCCO) WEDNESDAY 26 JULY LEE VALLEY MILLENNIUM CENTRE Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN) THURSDAY 27 JULY OLIVE MOUNT COMMUNITY CENTRE, WAVERTREE AFSAD ( TURKEY) Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN) FRIDAY 28 JULY LEE VALLEY MILLENNIUM CENTRE MD Company ( MARTINIQUE) Kozman Ti Dalon ( REUNION) Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN) MAB LANE YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE Academy of Show Arts ( PALESTINE) Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati ( MOROCCO)
INTERNATIONAL ARTS & EDUCATION MONDAY 17 & TUESDAY 18 JULY
BEATLIFE YOUTH DRUM ORCHESTRA
During the festival we have been working closely with Archbishop Blanch Secondary School and Halewood Summer School to develop a series of workshops and performances with a select group of international companies. Students will work with these companies for two days to develop four new performance pieces.
Brouhaha International has supported BeatLife for the past three years and has been an integral part of its growth and development. BeatLife will exist as an independent company as of this year, we wish them all the best for the future.
ARCHBISHOP BLANCH Academy of Show Arts ( PALESTINE) Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN) Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts Company ( TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) Kozman Ti Dalon ( REUNION) Officina Pulcinella ( ITALY) HALEWOOD SUMMER SCHOOL Officina Pulcinella ( ITALY) Ecludirazul ( PORTUGAL)
Beatlife is one of the UKs leading youth drum orchestras, creating long term links between young people and professional musicians in the North-West. In October 2005, Beatlife has won the awards “Best Cultural Group” and “Simply the Best – Education” at the Toxteth Educational Trust awards. BeatLife combine Afro-Brazilian grooves with modern urban beats to create an international sound. As time progresses, more and more of these arrangements come from the children themselves. BeatLife will be performing at the Opening Ceremony at Philharmonic Hall on 21 July. The drummers will be joined by brass musicians, singers and dancers to unveil a spectacle truly representative of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture status. On August 5, Beatlife will be part of the Liverpool International Carnival and hosting a 200-strong Encontro at the World in Princes Park featuring a number of community-based drum groups including Liverpool Samba School, Anfield Samba Kids, Batala Liverpool, Lark Lane Drummers and Meninos do Morumbi Oldham. For more information, visit www.beatlife.co.uk BeatLife have been working closely with Windsor Community Primary, Gilmour Junior School, Kensington Groovezone, St Austin’s Junior School and Elm Hall Youth Group.
HOMEBROU Brouhaha International is supporting a number of local performance companies who often find it a challenge to find support, resources and professional opportunities.
DIGABEAT A unity of creatively like minded individuals, aiming to create, perform and deliver unique, fresh and innovative dance pieces while maintaining and surpassing the highest levels of professionalism. This new dance group has had performances across Liverpool as well as Germany as part of the World Cup celebrations. They’ll be presenting their ‘Streetgang’ and ‘Clubvirus’ dance sets. www.digabeat.co.uk
HIP HOP NATION Produced by Brouhaha International and directed by Nikki Hayden this project aims to develop young people's musical skills, through the delivery of a structured programme of music-making activities. This includes history of Hip Hop music, singing, percussion and song writing workshops, stage performance and technique and studio recording. This is all backed up by a series of live performances throughout the festival.
HIP HOP NATION
Based at Boscoe City Learning Centre, Shockout! provide high quality training and performance opportunities in dance, song, drama and music studies to every young person who comes through their doors. For more info contact Sue on 07971 479 966 firstname.lastname@example.org / www.shockout.co.uk
X-TENSION Specialising in urban dance styles with influences from hip hop, jazz, flamenco, martial arts and more, the Liverpool based company X-TENSION is known for its creative choreography and razor sharp routines. Since forming in 2005, X-TENSION has launched ‘Liverpool Performs’ and LIPA’s ‘10 Year Anniversary Gala’ in Liverpool’s Royal Philharmonic Hall, aired on the BBC. The company has also featured at the International Squash Tournament, covered by Sky Sports, and can regularly be seen performing in local venues including The Cavern, The Magnet, Azures, Korova, LIPA, Heart and Soul, 3345 Parr Street and The Sports Bar. For more info contact Penny Caffrey on 07760 438 475 email@example.com www.dancein-tension.co.uk
ABOUT THE COMPANIES
ACADEMY OF SHOW ARTS
Abelwell Foundation ( UK)
Ballet Enteredanzas ( SPAIN)
Performing and touring since 1992, including work with many sound systems and leading Jamaican and UK artists such as Luciano, Lieutenant Stichy and Zebra. With shows at carnivals up and down the country as well as Glastonbury Festival, this band signify a return to the sounds of original reggae music flavour. A pure and uncomplicated true sound.
Ballet Enteredanzas continue to push contemporary flamenco into uncharted territories – returning for a record 10th visit to the Liverpool International Street Festival they present “Noches Flamencas: En los jardines del sur”; several pieces based on Spanish music with guitar, castañuelas and Flamencas pieces full of Andalusian rhythm.
Academy of Show Arts ( PALESTINE)
Batala Community Samba Band ( LIVERPOOL)
Third time lucky for Brouhaha International, battling the current political climate, we’ve been trying to bring this company to Liverpool for three years. The Academy works tirelessly to promote arts and culture throughout Palestine to “create strong community relationships and continuous cooperation with other societies and cultures”. They bring us no-nonsense breakdance from the streets of Palestine with a great line in human-pyramid style athletic friezes and holds. Worth the wait.
Part of the international family of Batala, organised and led by the legendary Giba Conclaves. Award winners at Notting Hill Carnival 2003 and 2005 and winners of best band at Liverpool Lord Mayor’s Parade, Batala bring their powerful and hypnotic big drum sound to Southport.
AFSAD ( TURKEY) This group researches and performs Turkish dance and music, in order to preserve the traditional culture of the country and pass it on to the younger generation. This year they present a range of traditional dances to the accompaniment of Turkish string instrument ‘saz’ and a percussion piece using two-headed ‘davul’ drums, similar to Indian dhol.
Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts Company ( TRINIDAD
Belmont Freetown was the first settlement of freed slaves in the Caribbean. This well established drum, music and dance company will be performing a traditional slave dance and ‘Pique’, a Bèlé influenced piece, with live percussion.
Circus Plamka ( POLAND)
Presenting both traditional soufie music as well as Andalus, Maluf and Oriental with a range of dances, all with a contemporary edge that lifts the spirit and beautifully mixes the old and new melodies of Tunisia.
Theatre Feta presented a spectacular maritime stilt show at the festival last year. This time around they bring us Circus Plamka. An action-packed story of the struggle between good and evil with, you'll be glad to know, a happy ending. Polish circus artist Claun Pinezka leads a young band of jugglers, stiltwalkers, unicyclists and firespitters through a dazzling circus landscape.
Anatolia Dreams ( GERMANY)
Companhia Multicultural Diáspora ( CAPE VERDE)
Anatolia Dreams was established in 2004 in Berlin, working with young people from the Turkish community. They have presented their innovative mixture of traditional, oriental and street dance at many events across Germany including ‘Bewegte Welten’, ‘Karneval der Kulturen’, ‘48 Stunden Neukölln’. This will be their debut performance in the UK.
This year Companhia Multicultural Diáspora has created a new work based on Cape Verdian history on slave trade and especially the cultural heritage left by slaves. Using traditional instruments búzio (conch) corneta (cornet) and tambor (drum) and both contemporary and traditional dance, they will tell the history of the passage of slaves in Cape Verde, the influence of Christianity, the trade and departure to the New World and their cultural contribution to a mixed heritage society.
Al Assala ( TUNISIA)
Artemis ( LIVERPOOL) Old friends Artemis Productions return to Southport with their unique and hilarious stilt-walking walkabout act. Watch out for the sizzling new costumes, FarenHeight, teamed with the Jacks of Frost, just in case you can’t take the heat.
Association Moussilia de la Musique Gharnati (MOROCCO) Celebrating the musical traditions of the precious heritage of the countries of the Maghreb including Alaçanà, Gharnati, Maluf and Andalus music.
Danza Universitaria ( COSTA RICA) Winner’s of the People’s Choice Award at the major Costa Rican dance festival in 2005, this is a group that takes it’s traditional dance roots and gives them a contemporary twist. Presenting “Extraños momentos”, exploring the essence of youth and the interaction between the complementary opposites of male and female, yin and yang. Choreographed by Rogelio López set to the music of Henry Purcell.
Eblana Cultural Services ( IRELAND)
Officina Pulcinella Street Theatre Project ( ITALY)
An innovative theatre piece, bringing to life an ancient Irish tale of a young man’s journey of self discovery, “The Journey of Bran” is an exciting action-based story brought to life by a group of young actors and storytellers. It uses music, puppets and dance pieces to portray the fight between good and evil, the search for identity, and the dangers of being misled by the promise of true love. Incorporating elements of many Irish myths, interpreted in a cautionary allegorical setting, “The Journey of Bran” uses anecdotal reference to timeless issues to provide an amusing and irreverent take on issues challenging the world of today.
An offshoot of La Paranza del Geco and developed in association with the City of Turin. Officinal Pulcinella trains young people in contemporary circus arts and are sending us a delegation of talented contact, fire, swinging and club jugglers as well as stiltwalkers, unicyclists and street performers. “Waking Dream” tells the story of a man trapped in a parallel dimension where circus rules.
Ecludirazul ( PORTUGAL) Melding the traditional Portuguese percussion of bombo, caixa and timbalao with a range of percussion instruments from around the world to create original music. This group has an energetic style mixing elements of gumboot and street dance into their show-stopping performances.
Flambo’ka ( GUADELOUPE) A traditional musical dance group formed two years ago. The group is exploring and promoting traditional dances and music from Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion Islands. Flambo’ka plays a vibrant range of music and dance including, Gwo Ka rhythms, Bèlé and Maloya all led by drums (Ka).
Kozman Ti Dalon ( REUNION) An incredible musical performance of Maloya using congas, djembes and traditional instruments such as the mighty rouleur bass drum paired with the acrobatic fighting-dance style of Moring. This performance explores the movement of slaves east of Africa through Madagascar and the role of Reunion as a significant stopping point in the slave shipping routes.
MD Company ( MARTINIQUE) Highly regarded in the Hip-Hop world, MD Company have been performing since 1996 blending the talents of more classically trained choreographers with the strength and dynamism of hip hop performers. After touring Guadeloupe, Guyana, France, Germany and the US they return to Liverpool with a brand new show.
Nutkhut ( UK) Nutkhut, meaning mischievous in Sanskrit, was formed in 2004 by Actor / Director Ajay Chhabra and Dancer / Choreographer Simmy Gupta. Drawing on their individual backgrounds in film, classical dance, theatre and street performance, Nutkhut creates work for a range of different settings and scales. The company’s projects have included large-scale, outdoor, site specific performances; through to street-based theatre shows and specially-devised indoor spectaculars. Nutkhut is a unique London-based creative organisation working nationally and internationally.
Papajaca ( UK / BRAZIL) Featuring Claudio Kron and members of Inner Sense, this high energy brazilian percussion band are not to be missed. 8 piece percussion outfit with powerful brass licks and Brazilian dancers in full costume. Performing at Southport on Saturday 22 July.
The Pioneers ( JAMAICA) Formed in the mid 60's in Kingston, Jamaica, they were one of the first groups to have international hits in the new music genre called Reggae which followed Ska and Rock Steady. First breaking the European scene with “Long Shot Kick de Bucket” and following this up with a Jimmy Cliff penned song called “Let Your Yeah Be Yeah” which was a smash hit. This year they headline the main stage at the World In Princes Park.
Primigenius ( SPAIN) Presenting “The Amazing Adventure of Raton Perez”, a street theatre performance for children with songs, hip-hop and tap dance and some beautiful clowning and circus skills. The famous Raton Perez, Spanish cousin of our Tooth Fairy, is making his first visit to Liverpool, but he himself is about to lose his first tooth. Who will be there to take it away and leave a present under his pillow?
Shademakers ( GERMANY) A large-scale costume performance group specialising in Mas performance. Founded in 1990 by Paul McClaren the group have built awe-inspiring huge costume pieces for street festivals and carnival across the globe. Shademakers Youth Group will perform their interpretion of “Crossing Waters” in the context of Paul McLaren’s trilogy “Odyssey” (2004 – 2006). Shademakers is developing a long term relationship with Brouhaha International and will present large scale costumes such as The Golem, Meckie Messer, the Triumph of Death and lost tribes of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean Islands.
Sining Kambayoka Ensemble ( PHILLIPINES) One of the foremost cultural arts groups in the Philippines and resident company of the Mindanao State University in Marawi City. The Kambayoka theatre form is based on traditional Filipino Muslim story events of bayok and darangan. The story is told through two chorus lines with characters and scenes subtly evoked. The experience has been described as “far more enchanting and fascinating than any musical from Broadway.”
FRIDAY 16 JUNE — SUNDAY 16 JULY DREAMSPACE
TUESDAY 25 — FRIDAY 28 JULY ONE WORLD ONE STAGE
LIVERPOOL METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL SEE PAGE 3
UNITY THEATRE SEE PAGE 10
SUNDAY 02 — SUNDAY 16 JULY ARABIC ARTS FESTIVAL
TUESDAY 25 — FRIDAY 28 JULY COMMUNITY TOUR
LIVERPOOL WORLD MUSEUM SEE PAGE 3
MAB LANE YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE LEE VALLEY MILLENNIUM CENTRE OLIVE MOUNT COMMUNITY CENTRE SEE PAGE 25
MONDAY 17 — TUESDAY 18 JULY INTERNATIONAL ARTS & EDUCATION ARCHBISHOP BLANCH & HALEWOOD SUMMER SCHOOL SEE PAGE 26
SATURDAY 29 — SUNDAY 30 JULY BOLLYWOOD STEPS LIVERPOOL METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL STEPS SEE PAGE 13
FRIDAY 21 JULY OPENING CEREMONY LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL SEE PAGE 4
SATURDAY 22 — SUNDAY 23 JULY SOUTHPORT WEEKEND LORDS STREET, OUTSIDE SOUTHPORT ARTS CENTRE SEE PAGE 7
SATURDAY 22 JULY GREATER MANCHESTER CARNIVAL
THURSDAY EVENINGS, 03—29 AUGUST CITY CENTRE CELEBRATIONS QUEEN’S SQUARE, WILLIAMSON SQUARE AND MATTHEW STREET, LIVERPOOL SEE PAGE 14
SATURDAY 05 AUGUST LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL CARNIVAL PARADE THROUGH TOXTETH SEE PAGE 17
MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE SEE PAGE 8
THE WORLD IN PRINCES PARK
SATURDAY 22 JULY NYLON SOUNDZ
LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL MELA
LIVERPOOL CARLING ACADEMY SEE PAGE 10
PRINCES PARK, LIVERPOOL SEE PAGE 18
PRINCES PARK, LIVERPOOL SEE PAGE 21
SUNDAY 06 AUGUST WIGAN ONE WORLD FESTIVAL MESNES PARK, WIGAN SEE PAGE 22
CREDITS AND THANKS Staff Executive Director — Giles Agis General Manager — Karlene Mangaroo Project Development Officer — Uma Ramanathan Administration — David Morris
THE BROUHAHA INTERNATIONAL STREET FESTIVAL HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY:
Operations Coordinator — Alistair Flooks Carnival Director — Ray Mahabir Technical Director — Robert Longthorne BeatLife Director — Stuart Hardcastle Operations — Charalampos Pavlidis & Cate Piper Festival Stewarding — Erica Rogers Carnival Production Team Eilidh Bryan, Agnes Foldesi, Erdal Karaca, Kiymet Karaca, Riza Kaplan, Michael Lowe, Jenny McDonald, James Murphy and Jenny De Ornellas. Mela Project Coordinators Purvi Parek, Leon Patel and Darren Suarez. Photography by Alistair Flooks, Jon Stone and Mike Wight. To ALL the Liverpool International Carnival volunteers, thank you for all your time and efforts. The Chair, Nick Owen & Members of the board Sam at Vortex CS Barry Noble and all at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Jake Roney and all at Southport Arts Centre Graeme Phillips at the Unity Theatre Steve Neill and all at St George’s Hall SG Henderson TEAM Virginia Pacheco Prado Our Patron Judi Dench
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