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Global Beats Dance Party II

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Global Beats Dance Party II with Stunflower & friends

The first of its kind, the Global Beats Dance Party in November proved itself a warm, vibrant, connecting, exciting, musical party to be had by all… so Global Beats is back for Spring!

Stunflower are local to South Norwood but have played internationally and at some of the UK’s most notable festivals and stages. Global-beat fanatics, they are a collective of musical humans from Trinidad, the UK, Canada & Bangladesh. They create a mash-up of world grooves to get your body moving and your soul reaching new heights. Veteran musicians/cultural pioneers Thomas & Devaki are joined by Alex & Naz and guest Carnatic vocalist Anoohya, who shares alaaps & swaras to enhance.

Joining the evening are Pot & Pan, a brand new duo playing the Ghatam from South India and Steel Pan from Trinidad. Father, Prathap Ramachandra, well-known Carnatic percussionist, and eldest son, Pratham, both from South Norwood, meld together melodic improvisations of the Steel Pan with the intricate earthy rhythms of the Ghatam or clay pot drum to create global music soundscapes.


Also joining Stunflower’s set to interpret 2 songs with live Flamenco & Belly Dance fusion is Julia La Nova.
A Flamenco dancer/teacher, she’s studied in Seville, Granada, Madrid and Jerez de la Frontera with some of the best flamenco artists and maestros of our time. Two-time winner of international flamenco festival “Viva España!” (2016-17 in Moscow). She has worked with famous flamenco choreographer Javier Latorre in his project “Alba’s daughters”  and is the founder of educational project Arte Vivo Flamenco.

Another South Norwood offering is The Yoga Mela who will provide a Mini-Yoga & Breath session to prepare our bodies for dancing!

More info at: www.stunflower.com 

On the night, you can expect a festival atmosphere and decor, local vegan street food, Trinidadian Rum Punch at the bar, and an opening band and closing DJ alongside the main Stunflower set.

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