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Tomorrow's Warriors presents

Mango Spice: Caribbean Workshop & Family Jamboree

Sunday 12 November
Main Space

In a nutshell

A fun and interactive performance workshop for families to enjoy together, based around traditional Caribbean folk songs and ring dances.

Go on...

Immerse yourselves in song and dance, with a morning of interactive performances and music & movement games celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean. Led by Cherise Adams-Burnett and Tomorrow's Warriors Artistic Director Gary Crosby with special guest musicians, Mango Spice will take you on journey to the beautiful island of Jamaica and back again, where you’ll learn call-and-response games and ring dances, and discover the stories behind the rhythms, words and movements of calypso, reggae and traditional folk song. Great fun and brilliant edutainment for children and the young at heart!

Followed by a short performance by Tomorrow’s Warriors.

And then stay to see the Tomorrow’s Warriors young musicians in action, and appreciate how this wonderfully rich culture has informed the equally exciting world of jazz performance. From 2pm.

What to Expect

Come along ready to move about and get involved!  A participatory workshop suitable for all ages and all abilities. With a series of song and rhythm activities and call-and-response games, it is designed for children and young people to take part in with their older siblings, parents, carers, grandparents (and great-grandparents!). A 50 minute workshop will be followed by a short performance by those leading the workshop, and all participants are encouraged to stay to see for the afternoon jazz jam session.

No experience necessary!

Come prepared wearing  comfortable clothes and shoes.

Who's Involved

Tomorrow’s Warriors is a pioneering music education/professional development organisation and award-winning creative producer working nationally and internationally with some of the most exciting, most diverse new, emerging and established jazz artists in the UK, with a special focus on those from the African diaspora and girls.

Why does Rich Mix matter?

'Rich Mix is the beating heart of the community – a space in which people can explore, discuss, learn and engage with their own and others’ lives, through a vibrant and inspiring programme of cultural activity. Rich Mix matters, because art and culture do. Because, between them, they are the key to understanding ourselves and others, at home and away.'

Find out more / @Tom_Warriors #WePlayJazz

Things you should know

Suitable for all ages, from 1-100! But particularly children and young people, age 3-14 years of age.

Designed for families to enjoy together, children and grandparents included.

All adults to be accompanied by a child (including the inner one).

This event is wheelchair accessible.