Open The Gate is proud to present Exchange – World Music Festival happening at the Rich Mix cultural centre situated at the heart of Tower Hamlet. The organisation offers a Free World Music Festival in the main concert space from midday to midnight!
12 hours of Live Music from all around the World from Venezuela to Turkey, from Italy to Bangladesh, from Nepal to France, with traditional melodies and beats with hints of Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae and more.
There will also be The African Market, with original fashion, arts & crafts and Food, a Free Drumming Workshop, Face painting and massage therapy.
Open The Gate is one of London’s most active cultural organisation specialised in promoting a positive and contemporary image of African & Diaspora Cultures through arts, music, fashion and community events; offering accessible quality programmes across the communities.
The portfolio of Open The Gate’s events is rich, diverse and multicultural showcasing a variety of art forms – Music, Dance, Storytelling, Fashion, Arts & Crafts, Drumming and whenever possible all of them within the same event, in a participative way for the audience.
When it comes to Music, they passionately provide a platform for artists and musicians, hosting Live World Music concerts with the aims of giving visibility to upcoming artists, offering affordable shows featuring renowned and established acts, showcasing a variety of musical genres and traditions in order to instigate people’s interest for cultural diversity.
“Exchange is free entry festival. We have created it to celebrate cultural exchange and we are very proud to provide a platform for the artists to share their culture and traditions through music and craft.
It’s a perfect day out for the family and an unmissable gathering for London’s Music lovers!“
– says Sandrine Herbert-Razafinjato, co-founder of Open The Gate
(Italy/Spain/Gipsy – Folk/Swing/Ska)
SHAMA RAHMAN BAND
(Bangladesh – Urban Folk)
GANGA THAPA & NAMLO BAND
(Nepal – Nepalese Fusion)
LUZMIRA ZERPA from FAMILY ATLANTICA
(Venezuela/Ghana – Latin/Tropical)
(Turkey – Ozgun/HipHop)
(UK/Nigeria – R&B/NuSoul)
(Latvia – Folk)
(Italy – Folk)
(France – Acoustic Reggae)
Open The Gate Sound
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