The Anna Mudeka Band
After nearly four years since their last show together, The Anna Mudeka band are excited to come together to share their infectious Afro grooves with you. Expect the usual dance grooves and songs which make this unique band so popular with the crowd. Their sound known as sunshine music by their fans leaves you feeling warm with a big smile for days and days. Expect the Mbira sounds of Zimbabwe and gritty vocals by band leader Anna Mudeka, some seriously thumping bass by Jay, driving drumbeats from Tom Eagle and some Afro jazz style guitar thrown in by Jonathan Threadwell.
Jose y Cubanda
Cubanda is an authentic Latin band formed in Norwich by Cuban maestro Jose Ferrera. Members of the band come from all over the world and have embraced all Latin music such as salsa, timba, chachacha, merengue, bachata, son and much more. Cubanda will spice up your evening with its colourful repertoire.
Are a indie-alternative rock band from Cambridgeshire their songs are of personal events with dark humour underlined love poetry lyrics. They mix sound with catchy choruses, punchy rhythmic guitar, disco drums, and ghost like lead guitar. Currently being played on BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire, look out for their brand new single “How does it feel” is out this summer.Food
Influences: The smiths, Pulp, Muse, Hendrix, Blossoms
Three diaspora Belfast brothers playing a mix of traditional, own and contemporary music with a twist. Gavin the youngest is a traveller at heart and brings to the band vocals, whistle, guitar and bodhran. John also known as ‘Strapper’ is compared to Madonna, Cher, Sting and Justin Bieber as he has only just one name. STRAPPER plays guitar and mandolin, he adds his cultured vocals to the general cacophony and is definitely the villain of the piece…
Gary also plays bodhran and his harmonica playing is the aural cherry on this particular acoustic cake.
Mog & Me
Upbeat infectious melodies and powerful spirit based lyrics are infused throughout the music of "Mog & Me". A new duo from Norfolk, both Mog (percussion) and Robert (electric guitar and voice) play loud and proud, their personal individual styles melding into a bold unique sound. Channeling world rhythms with bass line djembes, electro Bodhran, davul and virtuoso electric guitar grooves.
Robert...... electric guitar, voice
Nebula Sun is a five-piece outfit from Norwich. They combine uplifting dance-focused rhythms with atmospheric melodies, blending West African music, Jazz, Soul and Hip Hop to create a unique and vibrant sound. Fast making a name for themselves as a live band that creates an electrifying atmosphere at their shows with a set that mixes tight arrangements with spontaneity and improvisation, Nebula Sun have been championed by BBC Introducing, Lopa Kothari and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.
“A burst of radiant interstellar sunshine” Tom Robinson Radio 6
“Their expansive sound, influenced by afrobeat, blues, jazz and soul, was definitely a win for us to find”
The Dove & Boweevil Band
The Dove & Boweevil Band conisists of Americana-Soul artists based in Norfolk. They are known for their memorable melodies and eclectic and energising music. Soaring vocals from Lauren Dove and raw, gritty guitar from Mark 'Boweevil' Howes, backed by a mightily accomplished band.
Dove and Boweevil released their debut album ‘Getting Somewhere’ as a duo in March 2011 following an inspiring trip in pursuit of their passion of Blues and Soul from New Orleans to Chicago performing in Nashville, becoming a finalist in a songwriters competition at reputable Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta as well performances at Buddy Guy’s Blues Club in Chicago. There they reveled in witnessing the likes of Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, and Mavis Staples.
Michael Gyapong also known as DJ Michael represents Norwich, UK and Ghana. A talented, uplifting crowd pleasing DJ with years of experience in Latin and Afrobeat events, festivals and party DJing. Although Michael specialises in Latin, Afrobeat and African Music, he will play anything that gets you moving."
Winner of Norfolk World Music Open Mic 2019, Feed Albert was by the far the best act of the night with her original songs. Accompanied by the Ukulele and unique voice, Feed Albert certainly has a talent to capture the audience and we welcome her to the Fringe stage in 2021. Her first song was written when she was 7, but the real passion for music came at age 16. Since then she has been writing, composing and producing non-stop. Her inspirations include (but are not limited to) Joy Crookes, Billie Eilish, Billie Marten etc.
She has played at a variety of venues, as well as performing at Norjams Got Talent back in 2016
Meet your compare on the Fringe stage, local celebrity Smithy who will be announcing all the acts and giving us one or two tunes of his own. Smithy has been one of the biggest supporters of Norfolk World Music Festival since we started!
Is a passionate cross over singer who is known recently for her classical work. She has appeared at numerous shows at Theatre Royal in Norwich such as Fiddler on the Roof, Norwich Pantomime and Carousel.
In 2014 her career took off after winning a global talent competition ‘sercos got talent’ where, after mentorship from Carrie and David Grant, she competed against talents from all over the world in Trafalgar Square.
Winning the competition led to her receiving expert training in the physical side of singing to develop her technique.
Since then Emma has sung for such prestigious events as ‘The Global Pulse Awards in Westminster, the closing ceremony for The Royal Norfolk Show, The Queen’s birthday celebrations for Norwich, Last Night of the Proms at Wymondham Abbey, a New Year’s Day concert with Norwich Pop Orchestra and many more!
African Choir of Norfolk
It’s a real pleasure to welcome the African Choir of Norfolk at the Festival for a taster ahead of their launch on 22nd October. Commissioned by the Hostry Festival, the choir will select from their repertoire of African songs at the Festival before the full performance at Norwich Cathedral in Norwich in full voice, African colours and vibes.
Emerging from behind the mixing desk of the recording studio that is his natural habitat, Mike Swai-Campbell now brings his eclectic mix of performance poetry to the stage, featuring material from his own pen augmented by versions of anything from Percy Bysshe Shelly to John Cooper Clarke. Mike’s long career as a music producer/engineer with artists as diverse as Big Audio Dynamite, Blade, Ali Farka Toure and Mac Tontoh has helped shape his unique lyrical perspective that writes a rhythm all of its own.
Psych jazz combo featuring funky bass from Cosmo, electrifying guitars from Rob, the outrageous percussion unit that is Mog and space sounds from Shep on synth, this exciting new band promise to explore uncharted musical avenues.