All Day National Botanic Garden of Wales
Come and join us from 11.30 for a fabulous day of fizzing music and dance at venues all around the Garden.
The world comes to Carmarthenshire this July with the 3rd annual world music festival, Ffestiva!, a celebration of all the multi-cultural musicians living and working in Wales.
Kicking the event off in style are Wales’ premier Samba band, Samba Galêz, from Cardiff, who will process down the long walk in an unmissable opening ceremony. They will then give a thrilling display of drumming and dancing in Millennium Square.
Headlining this year’s festival will be the awesome Burum, a 6-piece band of virtuoso performers, who fuse high quality jazz with Welsh folk to create a powerful and evocative blend that will delight visitors. They are ably supported by Rogara Khart, a Russian-style punk band from the Valleys. This theatrical and high energy outfit are loud, proud and out to make a party.
Those of you wishing to get involved should head to the Great Glasshouse where the fantastic Gbubemi Amas will be leading drum circles throughout the afternoon. Come and try your hand playing a djembe or conga, some percussion, or try on a tribal mask, and become part of the action.
For quieter moments there will be acoustic music from Carmarthenshire’s own Klezmer (Jewish traditional) band, the Klezmic Rays, as well as other musicians and side acts, all adding up to a day filled with music, colour and fun.
Entrance into Ffestiva! is included in an everyday ticket to the garden, making this a great day to visit. The event is organised by the National Botanic Gardens and local musician Helen Adam.