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Friday June 3rd – Gala Night at Middlesbrough Town Hall
Sunday June 5th – Kasai Masai at Intro Festival (Mima Gardens)
Tuesday June 7th – Youth Event at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt


WorldFest celebrates diversity in the Tees Valley and showcases world class talen

Friday 3rd June 2011, 8pm (Over 18s only)
Middlesbrough Town Hall
WorldFest Gala Night

WorldFest celebrates diversity in the Tees Valley and showcases world class talent. It is brought to you by Tees Valley Arts in partnership with African Arts Association and Middlesbrough Council with special thanks to the Northern Rock Foundation.

Middlesbrough Town Hall has played host to Misty in Roots, Horace Andy, Aswad, the late great Gregory Isaacs, Tinariwen and Transglobal Underground as Festival headliners in previous years.  2011 is bringing you the latin sounds of Orquesta Cache.  Orquesta Cache’s passion for salsa music is infectious and gets both salsa enthusiasts and those new to the sensuous Cuban rhythms straight on the dance floor.  Cache are a lively and accessible outfit that bring a vibrant spark to all the different rhythms that make up Salsa – mambo, rumba, cha-cha, bomba, merengue, bolero …..

Dennis Bovell and his band, who were a great hit at WorldFest 2010, will play a set. Dennis was the Creative Director of this year’s BBC4 sensational Reggae Britannia programme.

The evening will open with the Premiere of Tees Tides, a new piece of community music creatively led by Dennis Bovell; Tees Tides will be performed by at least a hundred local musicians and singers and will celebrate the River Tees and the goods, people and cultures that the waters carry in and out, which flow together to make up the history and identity of Teesside.

 Make a date in your diary for Friday 3rd June and look out for other events and dates.   Doors open 7.30 pm

Tickets:  £15/£13 available from Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office on 01642 729729.  

For more information telephone 01642 264651

Purchase tickets from See Tickets


Sunday June 5th 2011
Intro Festival

We are pleased to announce that Kasai Masai will be playing in Mima Gardens at the Intro Festival (formerly Middlesbrough Music Live) with support from Saga Sonique.

Further details and ticket information from


Tuesday June 7th 2011
Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt
WorldFest Youth Event

Rikki and The Porters
The Bru from CoMusica’s
Can U project

The WorldFest Youth Event celebrates the talents of young people of different communities throughout the Tees Valley. There will be an enjoyable mix of music and performers, come along and see what great stuff our young people can do!

NB: no alcoholic drinks on sale or to be brought in!

7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Free entry; all welcome


Tees Tides

Calling all singers and drummers!!


This is your chance to take part in WorldFest 2011!!!


WorldFest 2011 Gala Night Friday June 3rd Middlesbrough Town Hall

will kick off with Tees Tides – a community music performance


Tees Tides will be composed and directed by Dennis Bovell – legendary star of British reggae and Creative Director of this year’s BBC smash hit event Reggae Britannia


There will be two rehearsals and one performance, and all Tees Tides performers will have free entry to the WorldFest Gala Night


Tees Tides will last for about twenty minutes


To take part you must attend both rehearsals which will take place at:


Middlesbrough International Centre

7 Abingdon Road

Middlesbrough TS1 2DP


On Wednesday June 1st and Thursday June 2nd from 6.30pm – 8.30pm


We hope to have at least 50 singers and 30 drummers (drums will be provided)


All are welcome, but a lot of enthusiasm and a little experience would be great!


For more information please visit www.worldfest.co.uk

or call Rowena Sommerville on 01642 264651/ 264668

or call Maurice Dezou on 07525053193

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