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Melting Vinyl presents in association with the Gulbenkian :

Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style brass band, playing the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood.

Twice nominated for Songlines World Music Awards, the band has performed all over the world – in venues, at festivals, and for Indian weddings in the UK, Norway, India, Thailand and South Africa. The Bollywood Brass Band is versatile, playing both amplified stage sets and in a street formation, and they are equally at home headlining a festival or delivering exciting workshops in schools.

In recent years they have worked with exceptional talents such as singer Rafaqat Ali Khan and Carnatic Violinist Jyotsna Srikanth on several releases and performances, in conjunction with institutions such as Arts Council England and PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music.

With brass, saxophone, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone, the Bollywood Brass Band is one of the most colourful, joyful and exhilarating acts around.

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The Gulbenkian reviews

“Joyous…. Electrifying horn riffs and percussion… irresistible”

Sunday Times

“The passion and sheer sense of fun were irresistible”

Clive Davis, Times

“Imaginative brass arrangements and precision percussion. Wild and wonderful!”

Jamie Renton, Froots
Bollywood Brass Band

Wed 19 October

ART31

ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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