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Global Rhythm 2024 free world music festival – Ipswich

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythm, Ipswich’s free festival of world and roots music, returns to Christchurch Park Ipswich on Saturday 13th of July. Three stages and a programme of free workshops will feature fantastic music and dance from many nations and cultures including the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

The Peppery Stage showcases joyous Central African sounds from Kanda Bongo Man; Maroon Town’s explosion of ska, rap, dub and dancehall; Country maestro Hank Wangford and his Lost Cowboys; East European and Balkan Romani music with Balamuc! as well as Aartwork’s Psychedelic Celtic Fusion.

Missile Sound will present their famous celebration of Caribbean Sound System Culture, featuring the best local DJs and dancers including DJ Skippa J and DJ Daddy Turbo, Rosy May, the popular Miss Tiney Winey contest and headlining international stars Tippa Irie and V Rocket.

The Community Stage features dancers and musicians from Suffolk’s rich mix of nationalities and cultures including Desi Girls, Flytoez, Babashe, Khushi Srivastava, Gloria Gonzales, DJ Susanita, compared with dance shows by MRD, Martell Richard’s Dance.

And there’s a free workshop programme, where you can learn new skills in dance and percussion from around the world with Lydia Tse & ACCE Chinese Drums, SYL African Dance and Trevor Jones Steel Drums.

The producers Missile Sound, Arts La’Olam and Peppery Productions would like to thank funders Arts Council of England and Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Production Partners Ipswich Borough Council, supporters Ipswich & Colchester Museums, DanceEast, Suffolk Libraries, Martell Richards Dance, Karibu African Support Group, Ipswich Romanian Community and many more.

Maroon Town (credit: Arts La’Olam)


July 13
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Christchurch Park
Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 2BX United Kingdom
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