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Night of Festivals 2010

  • Date: 25 August 2010
  • Area: Midlands
PachaMama carnival procession, Mandinga Arts

PachaMama carnival procession, Mandinga Arts.

From 16-18 September, Old Market Square, Nottingham will host the vibrant sights and sounds of exciting Latin American culture, with a unique, free to attend festival, Night of Festivals 2010.

Created and produced by ArtReach, working with Nottingham City Council, City Arts, Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange, the Festival will feature a dynamic live music stage with contemporary Latin American bands; moving image by artists from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela on the Festival Big Screen; a special installation celebrating Brazilian Festivals - looking ahead to the 2016 Games in Rio; and, on Friday 17 September, an extraordinary Carnival procession featuring Mandinga Arts and Paraiso School of Samba with colourful and extravagant characters from the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations.

Night of Festivals 2010 is free and family friendly and starts on Thursday 16 September from 4pm, with Rhythms of the City opening the live music stage presentations that evening. The programme continues on Friday 17th with the carnival procession and performance led by Mandinga Arts and Paraiso School of Samba. Later on Friday evening rocking Colombian salsa band Conjunto Sabroso will get Nottingham on their feet as special guest performers on the main festival stage. Saturday will continue the celebrations with surprise performances throughout the day and an evening fusion of cutting edge Latin music and contemporary digital artworks with Longjon La Flecha and Saravanah Soul.

View further information at www.nightoffestivals.com