Bullring & Grand Central, ACE Dance and Music and Birmingham Hippodrome present IT’S CARNIVAL, a colorful large-scale dance and music spectacle featuring over 400 performers, taking place in and around the various Birmingham Bullring venues from 1pm to 7 p.m. on Saturday August 6,
Featuring some of the main carnival performers including; Mighty Jamma – the UK’s first Steelpan Soloist, multi-award winning Ebony Steel Band, international pro mix-master DJ, G-Zee, UK frontman A Cappella Quintet, Black Voices and traveling percussion band Eternity Percussion, IT’S CARNIVAL will be a joyous and lively celebration in the heart of Birmingham this summer.
Witness a collage of carnival colors, dance and the thrilling rhythms of Trinidad as vibrant costumes soar and a community mass choir led by Black Voices fills the arenas with the magical energy of melody and rhythm. song. ACE dance and music, the UK’s top black dance company, invites you to experience the booming carnival extravaganza. Stand up, feel the energy vibrate through you and join in the spectacular sights and sounds of the Caribbean.
In addition, there will also be dance performances by professional, youth and junior ACE groups, and a procession from St Martins Church, Place de la Rotonde with 90 flamboyant and colorful costumes and choreographed dance routines. It will end with a mass celebratory dance performance. Full details and timetables can be found at www.bullring.co.uk.
Gail Parmel MBE of ACE dance and music, the black-led contemporary dance company based in Birmingham, said: “Our mission is to promote the power of dance through cultural exchange. ‘It’s Carnival’ gives us the perfect opportunity to reveal carnival costume dance, music and song with a Caribbean cultural mix that will have you dancing around the arenas like never before!”
Danielle Bozward, Marketing Manager at Bullring & Grand Central, said: “We are delighted to bring the spirit of carnival to the heart of Birmingham, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of the city. With the Commonwealth Games also taking place, the eyes of the world will be on us and it’s a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate that Birmingham is a city full of talent, creativity and, above all, fun.”
Graham Callister, Festivals Director at Birmingham Hippodrome, said: “Birmingham both attracts and develops its own talent and IT’S CARNIVAL will see it explode onto the streets of the city in a celebration everyone can enjoy. to participate”
For more information on what’s happening at Bullring & Grand Central this month, please visit www.bullring.co.uk.