Thursday, 8 October 2009

World Sacred Music Festival


One of the advantages of living in a city which has festivals happening all year round is that there is room for a variety of genres rather then just the mainstream. So if you are a music fan but you are sick of the shallow, reality tv drivel that is filling the charts at the moment then Brighton has the answer.

The World Sacred Music Festival starts on Saturday and runs until Sunday 18th October. The Festival celebrates sacred music from across the globe and this year the theme will be South with artists from Africa, India, South America and Southern Europe and a focus on Gypsy, flamenco and indigenous traditions.

Events include Amazonian music from Brazil, a Catalan Gypsy band from France, local group The Vocal Explosion Choir and Malan Mamane Barka the last master of the Biram (see picture), a holy instrument used by fishing Nomads from Niger. So if that doesn't satisfy your need for something a bit different then I don't know what will!


The other advantage of the World Sacred Music Festival is that it also gives you a chance to see some of the beautiful churches and religious centres across the city. Venues hosting concerts include the striking Unitarian Church on New Road, St Andrew's Church in Hove and St George's Church in Kemp Town.

Charlotte

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"One of the advantages of living in a city which has festivals happening all year round is that there is room for a variety of genres rather thAn just the mainstream."

VisitBrighton: said...

Is that you Mum? :)