Fusion Fest at the Horniman, July 19th

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


A Pedant said...

The Horniman is not in Brockley

Brockley Nick said...

Well spotted. And, what was the pedantic point?

Hugh said...

We were at the Horny Man on Sunday for coffee. Love the place. South London's best kept secret? Probably an advantage that there's no parking nearby as that may keep numbers down. Hard to beat for gazing out across town from the hilltop gardens and chillin'.

Monkeyboy said...

I'm looking for a snide, self important crack from Hugh in that last post. I'm struggling.

Anonymous said...

I worked at the Horniman for over 6 years, in a professional capacity. Jokes about the 'horny man' are about as original as jokes about mung beans...

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