We have a new event for our 5th anniversary in 2019. We’re taking over Dale Street car park to celebrate global folk music! Join us for free 11-4 to soak up the music, the atmosphere, the dancing!
Mento-B and The Jamaican Folk Ensemble
George Linton (aka Mento-B) is a well-known musician on the Manchester Caribbean scene and further afield in Greater Manchester, where he has been running successful jam nights at various venues for many years. His mission is to promote Caribbean musicians and culture to the wider community. The Manchester-based Jamaica Folk Ensemble was established by Manchester’s Jamaica Society back in the 1980s with the aim of promoting and maintaining Jamaican cultural heritage. Although many of the founders have now retired back home to Jamaica, a few of the original members still remain.
Manchester–based broadcaster, DJ Mayeva comes from a multicultural background with parents of Peruvian-Spanish and Norwegian-Irish origin and is well established on the UK world music scene. She regularly performs at world music events, multicultural weddings and festivals. Appearances in Manchester include We Face Forward, Eurocultured, FEAST, Cultural Collage World Music Festival and the Viva Latin American Music Festival at Home. She has also performed and hosted world music stages at Croydon Summer Music Festival, and Harewood Hall, Blue Dot and Kendal Calling. She is a regular DJ at Africa Oye in Liverpool.
Under her broadcasting name, Geli Berg, she produced and presented Cultural Collage, a monthly world music and cultural magazine programme on ALL FM 96.9 Community Radio in Manchester for 13 years. Less Pop, More Style – Not Strictly Roots!
Sarah Yaseen is a Manchester based mother, singer/songwriter and peacemaker. With a soulful voice and accompanied by guitar or darabouka, Sarah’s raw Acappella/cantata style takes the audience into her world of emotions and feelings of love, faith and personal struggle.
Trained by her late father, Sufi Muhammed Yasin, Sarah’s musical gift has led her to performing on a national and international level. She is inspired by Qawaali music and Ghazals by musicians such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Mehdi Hassan and Abida Parveen.