Reggae Stars Top This Year’s Global Fusion Festival in the UK

UK –
Reggae legends Sly and Robbie will headline this year’s Global Fusion at the
Pestalozzi International Village in Sedlescombe, UK. The seminal music duo – who
have worked with such greats as Bob Dylan and Jimmy Cliff – will be playing at
this now well established three-day World Music festival which runs from June 17
to 19.

They will be joined by comedian Gina Yashere, a graduate of Comic Relief’s Fame
Academy who will also participate in debate on the storytelling stage.As well as Sly and Robbie, festival goers can expect to see other big name acts,
throughout the weekend, such as The Dhol Foundation, who were considered by many
to have been a highlight of the WOMAD festival; and Celloman featuring Ballet
Black. Other musical performances include Kamakura, Anna Mudeka, The Birmingham
Community Gospel Choir with Nana Tsiboe, Maambena and Jugnu Bhangra (who will
also be leading dance workshops from the main stage).

Other activities set to take place on the storytelling stage include tales from
Sub Saharan Africa with Musi Katerere, Spud & Yam, Richard West, Pat Robson and
Jane Bom-Bane with her mechanical hats.

There will also be family workshops throughout the weekend, including dance,
drumming and capoeira in the workshops tent (which will also play host to live
DJ’s on Saturday night), a global crafts fair, circus skills, stilt walkers and
even a visit form Little Bo Peep. Not to mention two performances on the main
stage from the Pestalozzi students themselves.

Weekend tickets are available at a special rate until June 10th: £30 without
camping, £40 with camping. Tickets also available for individual festival
sessions, see website for details and online booking.

For ticket information: 01424 870444 – Online booking at

[Photo: Sly and Robbie, courtesy of Friends of Reggae International].

Author: World Music Central News Department

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