Serpentine Cafe Hyde Park - Photo by Burlington Bertie
Hyde Park's World Music Village By Shophound Alexia
ondon's West End goes musical on 10/11 July when the World City Music Village, now in its 27th year, returns to the banks of the Serpentine in Hyde Park for a weekend of free music and cultural mix.
The event is the culmination of two weeks of festival organised by Cultural Co-operation, a London-based arts and education charity with a mission to unite people in urban environments through engagement with the world's cultural heritage. The Music is an obviously accessible means of engaging with London's cross-cultural heritage and diversity, and we are promised a musical feast from bands and performers from around the globe at what will be a colourful as well as musical event in what is one of the world's, with sounds of the Far East, Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and the Mediterranean.
The line up for each day's eight hours of music includes the pulsating Afro-beat of Ghanaian Ozi Ozaa; the Judeo-Balkan dance music of She'Koyokh; the fusion of Turkish, Anatalian and Kurdish music by Anatolia, and the rootsy Morrocan trance rituals from Boujemaa Bouboul & Gnawa UK, to name just 16 of the groups and performers.
Bring a picnic or relax at the Serpentine Cafe after visiting the simple Holocaust Memorial Garden nearby,(designed by Mark Badger, 1983).
World City Music Village
Venue: The Cockpit and north side of the Serpentine, Hyde Park
Date: 1pm-9pm, 10-11 July, 2010.
London Transport: Nearest Tube: Marble Arch, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner.
Wheelchair Accessibility Yes. Adapted toilets. Yes.
Cultural Cooperation A full programme listing for Hyde Park and other events around London featuring over 60 world class London groups and soloists. Choose from Pakistani Gawaall, Irish Folk, Afro-beat, Romany violins, Indo jazz, Cuban timba, Transylvanian jazz-rock, Bengali arias, Voodoo R&B, Ethio trad, Steelband and Calipso, Zimbabwean jit-jive to enliven your London summer!
Alexia's Free London Diary Free events in and around London's Royal Parks.