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Ella Mesma presents

Roots of Rumba - Joint Ticket (Day & Evening)

Saturday 15 September
Venue 1
Venue 2
From £12.00
to £15.00
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

In a nutshell

Roots of Rumba tours five UK cities in July. The event (established 2013 at Richmix) is a platform for artists to present Dance Theatre with dances of the African Diaspora at the heart.

What to Expect

This year Roots of Rumba is on tour and will present 3 amazing UK based professional artists, One international act (NYC based) and two local artists from each touring city. Of different generations and genres within the diaspora, artists will be presenting very different work that truly showcases the potential and scope of Afro-Latin Dance Theatre!

During the evenings there will be performances from the very best of local, national and international dance theatre representing dance of the African diaspora. With elements from Rumba, Tango, Afro-Brazilian, Hip Hop and Capoeira,  it is no surprise that the dance performances are powerful, challenging and breath-taking. In some cities there will also be workshops with Ella Mesma and other artists and afterparties with international DJs.

Who's Involved

Roots of Rumba is produced & curated by award-winning dancer and choreographer Ella Mesma. Ella Mesma and her Company have been commissioned to curate for a number of leading arts organisations including Sadler’s Well and they have presented work in a number of highly regarded venues and festivals such as Dance City, Breakin’ Convention and Casa Latin American Festival. Roots of Rumba is supported by funding from Arts Council England and will visit Dance City in Newcastle, Lion Salt Works in Northwich (supported by Cheshire Dance), Yorkshire Dance in Leeds and Richmix in London, and Trinity Centre in Bristol.

Ffion Campbell Davies

Myriam Gadri

Iris De Brito

Azara Rowena Meghie

And more to be announced…

Why does Rich Mix matter?

'As a hub of activity for community creativity, Richmix is the perfect home for ‘Roots of Rumba, and where it all began. I love that Rich Mix represents different communities and is home to so many artists and art forms.' Ella Mesma

Find out more


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Watch: Roots of Rumba 

Things you should know

Suitable for ages 14+

Workshops: 10am
Performance: 7.30pm 
After Party: 10pm

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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Sat 15 September