World music lovers can today enjoy performances by Leeds-based artists from across the globe.
Acts featuring music with influences from South Africa, Gambia, the West Indies, Ireland and Latin America will also be showcased at The Anglers Club, Stoney Rock Lane, in Burmantofts, Leeds, from 2pm.
The event is in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice and will include two community groups; the Harmony Community Choir and the Songo Drumming Project.
Raphael Petta, from the Songo Drumming Project, said: “The event will help us bring people together and find out [about] local community arts projects like ours.”
The Songo Drumming Project regularly attends community fixtures in and around Leeds and Wakefield and at each event aims to encourage greater community cohesion.
The crowd are invited to join in with the group on Songo Drums during the event, which is sponsored by Leeds City Council and Connect housing association.
St Gemma’s Hospice, in Moortown, provides specialist medical and nursing care for people with life-threatening illnesses, along with support for their families.
Jaki Carroll will be playing tunes inspired by Irish roots to raise funds for the good cause.
The Harmony Community Choir features members who have suffered from poor mental health and people who have little confidence in their voice.
Choir leader Frances Bernstein said: “One aim of the event is to give local performers a platform to shine alongside semi-professional acts.”
Among the other acts are jazz band Love Society, reggae band Lamin and African Roots, Leeds-based dance group Katz and Co, and Latin American folk ensemble Mestisa.
Harmony and Free Range community choirs will be performing songs from Asia, Europe and Africa.
Tickets are £4 (£2 concs) and free for children under 12.
To book, call Raphael Petta on 07867580428 or Frances Bernstein on 07759563848.