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Image: Ladies of Midnight Blue by Anna Miller

Returning for its sixth outing, Harambee Pasadia is a festival which celebrates the music, arts and culture of the African and Pan-African diaspora. The four day camping festival takes place this year at TCR The Hub in Barnard Castle – a community centre and arts hub in the heart of Teesdale’s beautiful countryside – from Thursday 30th May until Sunday 2nd June.

The music line-up features an eclectic mix of Afrobeat, jazz, reggae, funk, Latin and traditional music, with organisers Hannabiell & Ladies of Midnight Blue leading the charge with their Afro-Latin percussion and brass sounds. Also performing are rapper Kay Greyson, Kenyan multi-instrumentalist Rapasa, world beat project Napalma and Cumbrian group La Sonora Boreal, who meld influences from the Mediterranean and the Americas, among many others.

The beauty of Harambee Pasadia also lies in the opportunities to learn a new skill or take part in workshops to broaden the mind. Everything from yoga and meditation to BMX and kayaking, drumming and pottery is on offer. There’s also a focus on innovators and change-makers from across the African diaspora, where festival goers can explore ideas around digital technologies and learn new skills in workshops and talks covering as varied subjects as leadership and confidence, healthy eating and cultural activism.

We’re giving you the opportunity to win two tickets for Harambee Pasadia. Just email us at [email protected] with the answer to the following question:

What does Harambee Pasadia mean?

(Closing date 16th May)


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