Festival of International Music and Dance

Thursday 18 April 2013 - Friday 19 April 2013
Venue: Islington Mill, James Street, Salford
Event Type: Arts; Music
Dance fest
Dance fest

The University of Salford’s Music Directorate is holding its second Festival of International Music and Dance on 18 and 19 April 2013.


This two-day event is the culmination of a community engagement project celebrating diversity and stimulating debate on the relationship between music, identity and community.

This year the outreach project is run between the University of Salford, the Brazilian-inspired Samba School Bangdrum and The Albion Academy.


The first day of the Festival is not open to the public but will see University and Albion Academy students being introduced to the famed Dragon Dance by the Manchester Chinese Centre. They will also explore the Brazilian art form capoeira with the group Capoeria Conviver, as well as Cuban rhythms with Rome Mosabbir. To conclude, Bangdrum will lead Albion Academy in final rehearsals for their performances the following day.


On 19 April the Festival will open its doors to the public at Islington Mill, James Street, Salford. Performances and workshops will be held from 1pm and will culminate in a club night run by Afro Sonido and guests, featuring African, South American and other world music sounds. The event will conclude at midnight.


Confirmed participants for the Festival include:


Jali Kuyateh and the Kora Collective (West African kora music)

The Nile Band (Egyptian popular music)

The University of Salford Choir – performing songs from around the world,

Capoeira Conviver (Brazilian martial art dance)

Kurfuffle (‘world’ jazz)

Afro Sonido (world music DJs)

Kajamor (Senegalese drumming and dancing)


The Friday performances are free to attend throughout the day.