BRIXTON COME TOGETHER – 29 – 30 September 2012

BrixtonComeTogetherColombiage is delighted to take part in Brixton Come Together, a non-profit festival bringing together the communities of Brixton & Lambeth in a celebration of music, community, diversity and much more. The festival will take place over the coming weekend at St Matthew’s Peace Garden, Brixton.

The festival’s exciting line-up features the musical talents of Hollie Cook, Prince Fatty and Catalan rhumba experimentalists La Troba Kung-Fu, internationally acclaimed for their inventive blend of dub, cumbia, blues, and boogie woogie. The music programme will also be complemented by a rich and diverse programme of activities including cinema, poetry readings, discussions and presentations not to mention a lively kids area animated by the wonderful Flying Seagull Project operated by a group of young and enthusiastic actors, artists and musicians, determined to make a difference.

Colombiage will be blending in with the programme of activities by presenting a discussion about the Brixton Flag initiative, an idea born out of the desire to liberate Brixton from the rest of London, which resulted in a very distinctive flag that today sits at the top of the Piano House, one of the tallest buildings in Brixton, coincidentally also home to Colombiage. In this discussion, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, author of What if Latin America Ruled the World? will be talking to one of the creators of the Brixton Flag, Will Aspinall, about the concept, the challenges and the great little film that resulted from their efforts. To see the trailer of the film, click here. We will also have a stand throughout the weekend so please do come and say hello; we will be giving away some complimentary tickets to our fifth anniversary celebration on the 25th October.

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Last but not least, we are a delighted to announce that world renowned recording artist Manu Chao will also be taking part in the festival.  Manu represents the spirit of the festival, as both a musician and a true humanitarian, who supports and works with community initiatives all over the world. Many of you will remember that Manu supported Colombiage back in 2010 with an unforgettable benefit concert where he performed in front of 2,600 people in aid of Colombiage and other local-based projects. A gesture we shall never forget.

This time Manu will be helping to raise funds for Brixton Come Together by performing live at the Electric Brixton on Sunday night when the festival will come to a close. To buy tickets please register here. Please note that due to popular demand, tickets will be very limited so we recommend that you book well in advance.

For more information on Brixton Come Together, please click here.

29-30 September 2012

Place: Matthews Church / Brixton Hill / London / SW2 1NE

Time: 29/09/12 @ 12pm-8pm and 30/09/12 @ 12pm-7pm. Please note that Colombiage talk will take place on Sunday 30 at 3.30pm. Our stand will be there at all other times so do come and say hello.

Bookings: please note that you will need to purchase tickets for the Afterparty at the Electric on Sunday, as indicated above, by registering here.