category: Brouhaha

August 07, 2006

Brouhaha Carnival Parade

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It was the grand finale, carnival parade and 'The World in Princes Park' event for the Brouhaha 2006 festival on Saturday. To be honest, I didn't really watch the parade as such and didn't got to Princes park, I believe it all went very well though.
The procession was starting from almost right on my doorstep so I just popped out, took a few pictures then went back inside. Not being lazy, you understand, just so many other things to do.
The outfits, as you can see, were fantastic and the weather was fine. Everyone having a good time though some of them must have been worn out by the time they reached the park, some of those costumes must weigh a ton.

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August 01, 2006

Brouhaha Parade on Saturday

brouhaha06-150.jpgRegrettably, The Pioneers will not be playing at the World in Princes Park event, due to the fact the group have recently disbanded. Sincere apologies to The Pioneers. They have NOT disbanded. I was given incorrect information by the Brouhaha press office. Take a look at The Pioneers website:

The festival is proud to welcome legendary reggae superstars DAWN PENN & AMBELIQUE, with backing band the DELROY WILLIAMS ACES.

Please read on for more information about the events on Saturday 5th August...

The Liverpool International Carnival parade will lead from Myrtle Street, to Princes Park, based in the heart of Toxteth. This year the parade looks at the Middle Passage of the transatlantic slave trade, as part of the "Crossing
Waters" programme, with over 2000 costumed performers. (Starts at 12pm, arrival at the park 2pm)

Voted as winner of the 'Best Event' within Liverpool's Black History Month Achievement Awards 2005, the "World in Princes Park" is a multicultural celebration with local, regional, national and international performing arts
companies on four stages in Princes Park. The park will also host children's workshops, international food stalls and a number of consultation tents from local housing and regeneration organisations, as well as the fantastic
Liverpool Mela - a celebration of South Asian arts and culture.

This event has been developed through a partnership between Brouhaha International, Include Neighbourhood Regeneration and The Groundwork Trust.

Featuring performances from all the international companies and: Soul Powered, One Heart One Voice Urban Choir, Positive Impact, Sense of Sound, Ms Scandalus, The Abelwell Foundation, Chinese Arts Platform, Tamil Dance Group, Oldham Dance Group, Shockout!, Brouhaha Dhol Drum Group, Luton Drum and Dance Group, Punjabi
Hit Squad, Cassava, DigaBeat, X-Tension + more tbc.

July 19, 2006

Brouhaha Website

brouhaha06-150.jpgThe brouhaha international street festival 2006 website is now up and running. It was a bit late in my opinion but everything's there now and you can even email your photos into a competition.
Its the big opening ceremony on Friday