Harambee Pasadia Festival 2017

Get together & let’s all be free…

A wonderful 4-day camping festival that’s been running the past few years, getting bigger & stronger with each passing year!

Unfortunately for us, we missed 2015 as it landed smack on the weekend we were running around like mad headless chickens putting together The Unity Festival, but we still heard amazing things!

So when 2016 came around, we were over the moon to be asked to play & we went up there & had a fantastic time.

Run by two amazing ladies, Hannabiel & Yilis (Ladies of Midnight Blue) Harambee Pasadia literally means “get together & spend the day” & has a dead lush community vibe.

They always lots of really cool acts & in 2016 our pals Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Lively Up, the amazing Hot 8 Brass band were playing along side us.

We’ve been planning on playing more with Hannabiel & Yiis as we had a great night with them when Ladies of Midnight Blue played the Club.

We’re hoping to do some musical things together in the near future.

The festival’s aim is to provide a wide range of arts, including live music, dance, and participatory workshops representing the diversity of styles and cultural influences from all the coolest places on the planet.

A weekend full of cultural and educational experiences for the whole family, bringing together local and international musicians, dancers, wellbeing experts, cultural practitioners, and food vendors to create an atmosphere that celebrates African & musical culture in the North East.

We’re so down with everything they want to achieve & really want to make 2017 the best festival yet & they’ll be in the Club fundraising in the run-up to the festival, so keep your peepers peeled for them.

Harambee Pasadia: Afro Fusion Music, Dance, & Camping Festival

May 26-29 Gates open 5pm
Venue: The Hub, Shaw Bank, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8TD
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Harambee (Swahili) ‘let’s get together’
Pasadia (Spanish) ‘to spend the day’

Harambee Pasadia is the first Afro Fusion Music and Dance festival in the North East of England and our aims are to celebrate the diverse music, cultures and fusions of the African and Latin Diaspora; to get folks out of the city and into the country; to create a space where musicians, visual artists, dancers, and theatre makers who specialize or have an interest in African, Caribbean, and Latin cultures can network and collaborate; to expose audiences to new music, art and culture; to increase artists outreach and fan base; to create an affordable space that attracts  audiences from marginalised communities; and to create a community and network of artists, thinkers, activists, community leaders, and volunteers that support and inspire one another.