Great Yarmouth Latin American street party event will have exotic feel to it
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An all day street party in Great Yarmouth will be bringing the wonders of South America to the town.
The event called Life's a Beach will be taking place in York Road on Saturday, July 15 and has been organised by Seachange Arts.
It will feature circus performances from Mexican troupe Colectivo en Breve, SeaChange's resident company, Dizzy O'Dare and Circolombia from Columbia.
Chilli Con Salsa will provide Cuban dance demonstrations and workshops and Rabo de Foguete, a ten piece Norwich-based band, will fuse traditional and contemporary Brazilian rhythms to bring a high-energy carnival feel to proceedings.
Duda Moleque will perform and host a junk percussion workshop, inspired by the recycled instruments he grew up with on the streets of San Paulo, Brazil.
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He has invented a range of junk instruments including the flipflopaphone – a percussion instrument made from old tubes struck with flip flops.
The party will feature a wide range of Latin American foods and workshops, a beach bar and pinata contest.
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Audiences will then get the chance to enjoy an exclusive preview of Acéléré – the latest show from Circolombia, in a ticketed performance in The Drill House.
The Colombian troupe comprises graduates of the national circus school, Circo Para Todos – the first school of its kind dedicated to training vulnerable young people.
An after show party will then feature DJ Senorita Sombrero.
Seachange Arts, which is celebrating 10 years of its Out There festival this year, hopes the Latin American-themed street party fun will become part of the town's annual calendar.
Joe Mackintosh, chief executive of Seachange Arts, said: 'We're hoping the street party will become an annual event.
'We're looking to establish a second annual extravaganza, not necessarily of the scale of the Out There Festival, but capturing its atmosphere and community spirit.'
The free Latin American street party in York Road runs from noon to 8pm on Saturday, July 15.
Circolombia's performance of Acéléré begins at 8pm.
Tickets are between £3 and £12 and are available at seachangearts.org.uk and norwichartscentre.co.uk