Sunday 22 October 2023


Sunday 22 October 2023


1pm: Doors & African Drumming workshop
2pm - 5pm: Live band

Running Time

4 hours




Community & Family


Assembly Hall
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The Festival of Highlife has now sold out! We may have some returned tickets on the day, which may be available on the door, but we can’t guarantee this.

Join us for an exciting celebration of music and culture at the Festival of Highlife - Afrobeat Jazz Afternoon! Get ready to groove to the mesmerising rhythms of Afrobeat and Jazz on this day filled with vibrant performances, engaging workshops and an unforgettable jazz disco.

From 1 - 2pm, immerse yourself in the infectious beats of African drumming during an interactive workshop. Led by talented percussionists, this hands-on experience will transport you to the heart of Africa, where you'll learn the basics of drumming and discover the rich cultural heritage behind this captivating art form. No prior experience is required, making it the perfect opportunity for music lovers of all ages to join in the fun.

Following the drumming workshop, let loose on the dance floor during our jazz disco. Abass Dodoo and the One-Drum Rhythm band will spin a fusion of Highlife, Afrobeat, and jazz tunes, ensuring a toe-tapping experience for all. Whether you're a fan of classic jazz or crave the energetic vibes of Afrobeat, this dynamic mix will keep you grooving throughout the afternoon so bring your dancing shoes and let the music take control!

The Festival of Highlife - Afrobeat Jazz Afternoon is a family-friendly event that caters to music lovers of all generations. Children and adults alike will find something to enjoy, from the captivating rhythms of the drums to the infectious melodies that will fill the air. So join us with your friends and family, and let the music create a magical atmosphere where memories are made.

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