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Brouhaha International Festival 2013 Listings

Photography by Liam Lebo
Photography by Liam Lebo

22 July 12.00 – 14.00  – City Centre ‘International Brunch’ giving a carnival preview in Williamson Square, Liverpool City Centre

23 July – The Global Beatz’ International music showcase takes place on  (Details TBC)

24 July – The Festival’s main pre-Carnival Showcase ‘Global Fete’ is at Camp and Furnace, featuring 60 urban dancers from the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and France who have developed a collaborative performance based on our 2013 annual carnival theme

25 July – Brouhaha will collaborate with the Stanley Park Festival at the Gladstone Conservatory. In partnership with PLUS Dane’s ‘Beautiful North’ programme, the daytime festival of local and international performance work includes a carnival parade showcasing 2013 costume sections from groups participating in Carnival on July 27 from the North of Liverpool.

26 July – Pre-Carnival party (known as Jouvert) at the Kazimier Club. Jouvert is a music and dance event being held for the first time in the festival. The celebration traditionally involves bands and their followers dancing through the streets well before dawn and finishing a few hours after sunrise. The traditions of J’ouvert also involve smearing paint and mud on other participants’ bodies!

27 July – The Brouhaha Carnival in Princes Park will include multicultural celebrations featuring a family Circus Garden area with children’s workshops and a whole host of diverse artistic performances. There will be international food stalls, ‘Sound System Culture’ – an interactive installation exploring the development of reggae ‘Sound Systems’ in the North of England. Plus for those in a sporting mood, Liverpool street handball demos and the world renowned and Liverpool-based Airborn Academy will be on show in collaboration with contemporary urban dance company ‘Soul City’ from the Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean! In addition, Brouhaha and Milap join forces to exchange international artists and performers to celebrate the opening of the Indika Festival.

Partygoers will wind down after carnival at District in Jamaica Street with ‘One A Penny Sound System’ and DJ’s from across the North West.

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