101 things to do this summer

Dance Nations Dalston

Featuring Benin City, Polar Bear, Tokyo-chutei-iki, Zong Zing All Stars & Zun Zun Egui

3 - 4 July 2010 / 12:00
Gillett Square, Dalston


Tickets:
Free



PLEASE note this event takes please on
SATURDAY 3 and SUNDAY 4 Jul (from 12-7pm)
Gillett Square, Dalston

A jam-packed weekend of live music and dance workshops in Dalston's hippest square.

Over the weekend New York City’s Asphalt Orchestra will wind their way through the audience – a modern marching band like no other. London’s coolest experimental jazz band, Polar Bear, will take to the stage with music from new album Peepers. The wonderfully eccentric 12 piece baritone saxophone ensemble, Tokyo-chutei-iki, will perform. London-based Congolese band Zong Zing All Stars are guaranteed to get everyone moving. Jazz, hip-hop, funk and even a bit of spoken word are expertly woven together by London five piece, Benin City - BBC 6 Music’s Craig Charles’s ‘one to watch’. And Bristol’s Zun Zun Egui join the party with their hyptonic, joyful sound, which captures shades of Fela Kuti’s grooves and krautrock’s rhythms.


Listen to Polar Bear's drummer Seb Rochford and their music on the Blaze Podcast 2 (Bassekou Kouyate, Polar Bear) by Barbican Music

Learn to Hip Hop with Legendary Boy Blue Entertainment and dynamic b.supreme. Try your moves with champion same sex ballroom dancers The Sugar Dandies, bop to the vibrant Bollywood Vibes or shimmy with the infectious Tropical Isles. Get your hips wiggling in our hulahooping extravaganza, follow TangoNautics as they dance their way to Gillett Square or join us for our first ever Flash Mob led by the fantastic Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs. There is something for everyone!

SATURDAY
12 pm DJ
1pm Tropical Isles
2 pm Zong Zing All Stars
2.45 pm Graeae Rhinestone rollers
3.30pm Tokyo-chutei-iki
4.15 Hula Hooping
5pm Boy Blue Entertainment
6pm Zun Zun Egui

SUNDAY
12pm DJ
1pm Sugar Dandies
1.30pm Dakrobi
2pm Benin City
2.45pm Dance Flash Mob
3.30pm Asphalt Orchestra
4.15 Bollywood Vibes
5pm B Supreme
6pm Polar Bear

Part of CREATE10 and Big Dance

Learn the Flash Mob moves


Asphalt Orchestra


Polar Bear


Tokyo-chutei-iki - Brain Drains



Zong Zing All Stars


Benin City - The Beat


Zun Zun Egui


Boy Blue Entertainment - Pied Piper


Bollywood Vibes





Part of bite10 May-July
Part of Blaze


Produced by the Barbican




 

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