Celebrating Jamaican Independence Day
Saturday 6 August, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Black Cultural Archives celebrates 54 years of Jamaican independence in collaboration with Frontline Festival Brixton. Join us for an afternoon of festivities that the whole family can enjoy, including face painting, drumming, story-telling, and spoken word poetry with plenty of food stalls and fun for all.
Free entry, just drop in.
Drum… Language… Reborn again! Learn the African Origins of the Nyahbinghi Drum
Saturday 13 August, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
The mystic world of Rastafari leads to the clear sound and vibration of Ras Fehtari, the Head Creator (ራስ ፈጣሪ). Come and learn about the African origins of the Nyahbingi Drum and its use in contemporary reasoning within the Rasta community. Join Schools of Unified Learning (SOUL) for an interactive workshop that empowers even the youngest drummer to master the mystery of the Nyahbinghi drum.
This family workshop led by Ras Astehmari Batekun will encourage you to find your natural rhythm and connection with the drum. Learn the principles of Unified knowledge Language (የጥምር ዕዉቀት ቋንቋ) to communicate clearly by drum play (musically), by hand-sign, in writing (African script of Ethiopia), by voice, and with advancing practice commune in the highest realms driving away all fears internally.
Tickets are £7, £5 concessions