World music event heading to city-centrePosted by: Liv Corp
Haymanot Tesfa (left) on BBC in March 2018. Photo credit: Tricia Yourkevich
World music stars have been invited to perform on Sheffield’s The Moor this May
The University of Sheffield Concerts is bringing a day of music, food and culture from far-flung corners of the world to the city-centre on the 26 May 2018.
The free event, which is being run in collaboration with The Moor, Ignite Imaginations and Koni Music, will feature performances taking place between 11am and 4pm outside on The Moor, with music from artists such as Avital Raz, who has gained notoriety for her taboo-busting song lyrics, Mina Salama an Arabic flute and lute player and Haymanot Tesfa whose music focuses on the meditative social and religious music of her Ethiopian roots.
Ignite Imaginations will also be organising craft workshops including make your own headdress and there are also cooking demonstrations from Shuji Kitchen throughout the day.
Concerts Director, Stewart Campbell said “Global Soundtracks is a Sheffield destination for the best in world, roots, and folk music and a platform for some of the most diverse talent the world has to offer. We're thrilled to be working with The Moor, Ignite Imaginations, Koni.”
Diane Jarvis, Manager of the BID which works to enhance the city centre’s image as a vibrant destination to boost visitor numbers, said: “Sheffield BID is pleased to support the University of Sheffield Concerts Global Soundtracks in bringing this event to The Moor. The event will celebrate Sheffield’s cultural diversity through music in one of the city’s most popular shopping streets, increasing footfall to the area.
“Not only will the public enjoy a fantastic day of music and performances from around the world, but Global Soundtracks and Moor will provide businesses with the opportunity to work together to create new opportunities and attract new customers.”
Music, and artists from around the world to celebrate Sheffield as a truly international city, with a day of free music, arts, food and crafts in the heart of the city centre”.
The event is part of the University of Sheffield Global Soundtracks, which is a platform dedicated to bringing international music experiences to Sheffield.