Southburgh Festival of World Music near Thetford is in its 7th year, growing from strength to strength - with ever more exiting line-ups and workshop programmes from year to year. We realised people are travelling to the festival which has been billed as "WOMAD's little sister" and less than 50% of the visitors are from the local area. So Southburgh Festival and Arts La'Olam are embarking on a new community project arm of the festival in an effort to engage with the local people and further enable them to come and celebrate the whole world of music, art and food which is on their doorstep.
Namvula and Samia both have years of experience of delivering creative singing workshops, drawing on their musical heritages of Zambia and Pakistan with voice, Guitar, Tabla and Tanpura. We have commissioned them to work together for the first time, creating a Zambian-Pakistani Fusion in the process, teaching local people their original and traditional songs, and creating pop-up choirs for the festival!
This project is generously supported by Arts Council England, Norfolk County Council and Breckland District Council as well as local businesses and volunteers.
See the events page for specific details, and we would love it if you come too to sing with the neighbours of Southburgh Festival !