Local treasure (and first-class public sector institution) the Horniman Museum is hosting a free festival this Sunday, July 19th called Fusion Fest.
Entry's free and the events run from 1pm - 6pm. Here's the run-down:
Music, dance and food from around the world and family fun at the Horniman
Music on the Bandstand – 1 – 6pm
DJ Abdelkader Saadoon+ Ayon, Dunajska Kapelye, Jazz Orient, We be Jammin'
The infectious Rai rhythms of DJ Abdelkader Saadoon+ Ayon (1 – 1.45pm, 2.45 – 3.30pm and 4.15 – 4.45pm) come courtesy of a nine-piece band which melds North African and European instruments. Fiddle player Piotr Jordan leads Dunajska Kapelye (1.45 – 2.45pm), the trio performs traditional Polish folk music. Jazz Orient (3.30 – 4.15pm) celebrate jazz, eastern European, middle eastern and Indian music and dance, creating a kaleidoscope of rhythms and melodies. We Be Jammin’ (4.45 – 6pm) finish off the day with their reggae standards and funked-up versions of contemporary pop and R&B.
Dance in the Conservatory – 1 – 5pm
Crishna Budhu - Indian Dance, Nzinga – African Music and Dance, Salsa with Roberto
Crishna Budhu (1 – 2pm) leads a workshop showcasing the diverse dance styles of India, from traditional kathak and folk dances to the latest bollywood moves. Lively music and dance ensemble Nzinga (2.30 – 3.45pm) use movement and drumming to bring the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Africa and the Caribbean to life. Salsa with Roberto (4-5pm) completes the dance programme in inimitable Cuban style.
Children’s Area – Makendoo – 1 – 5pm
Arts and crafts all afternoon – a chance for kids to make their own eye-catching masks and hats.
Hands On Base – Hands On Archaeology – 2 – 3pm and 3.15 – 4.15pm
A chance to get to grips with objects from the Museum’s handling collection.
Food from award-winning Babur, Caribbean Queen, Cummin Up and Melody Cakes