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Kirklees Information
19th February 2014
Soundjata Promotions
Young peoples holiday activities Feb 13
We are a not for profit arts organisation who have promoted the best of African and world music and dance since 1986 by organising events, performances and workshops featuring acclaimed professional African Artists.
We offer a range of workshops, participatory performances, cultural exchange programmes and Arts projects to schools, colleges, events, festivals across the community.

We are on Facebook under: Shelagh 'Soundjata'.
https://www.facebook.com/shelagh.soundjata

Website

: https://www.facebook.com/shelagh.soundjata

For more information, contact:
Project Manager & Assistant Music Leader
Ms Shelagh Quinn Mobile: 07879 053671
Email: soundjata_africa4all@live.co.uk


History
School workshop
We have successfully promoted the best of African and world music since 1986 (promoting bands such as Baaba Maal, Toumani Diabate and Salif Keita to name but a few!), moving from Leeds to Huddersfield in 2002.
At present we offer music, dance and arts workshops, performances, productions and cultural events for schools, community groups and businesses. We have held workshop projects in many schools in Kirklees most notably Newsome, Moor End, Crosland Moor, Mounpleasant, throughout Yorkshire and in places such as Hull, York, Whitby, Bridlington, Rotherham etc.
We fundraise to run a community workshop and performing group, plus events, C.D recordings and educational resources. We also offer professional performances at events such as carnival, festivals and theatres etc.
We have featured artists such as Musa Suma, Ade Sose Wallace, Angie Amra Anderson, Seikou Keita, Henri Gao Bi, Dembo and Kausu, Musa Mboob, Chartwell Dutiro, Claudio Kron, Cecil Zinyuku, Mose Fan Fan, Lamin Jassey,Saliou Bah, Grassroots Theatre Company, the Zulu Nation and most recently Alpha Bah and Sombury Arts.
We acknowledge previous support from Youth Music, Arts in the Neighbourhood, Young Peoples Services, Community Support Services, Adult and Community, and Neighbourhood Renewal, Kirklees. Arts Council, LocaL Network Fund, Awards for All, Childrens Fund, MAC, Youth Opportunities Fund and arts@leeds

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