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  • First acts announced for seventh annual 1 Big Multicultural Festival
    The festival, now in its seventh year, will see Alexandra Park filled with a dazzling display of sounds, scents, tastes and sports from across the globe. The event, on Sunday, August 27, aims to get people of different cultures together to celebrate the rich diversity of the town - as well as have a whole lot of fun.
  • Multicultural festival to bring music of the world to Ipswich bank holiday
    Organisers of Ipswich's One Big Multicultural Festival are hoping for bumper crowds at this year's event which is taking place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The festival will bring music and celebrations to Alexandra Park from throughout the world as diverse communities in Ipswich come together for a day of celebration, Organised by the town's Bangladeshi Support Centre, it has grown and now reflects the culture of many of the recently-established communities in the town.
  • Hombres sinceros: TradiSon's Cuban groove
    The popular traditional music of Cuba is fun and engaging and often rambunctious, but it is not simple to describe. "There are various names for the traditional Cuban music that has roots in Spain and Africa, and many of them originated in eastern Cuba," said Miguel Delgado, originator of the 20-year-old group TradiSon.