12.00 Sound Waves
Soundwaves Music Project. Exeter based charity all about people of different abilities making music together. Singing, playing instruments, dance and drama
12.55 Newton Primary Choir
13.35 La La Choir
14.15 Exeter Samba School
14.45 Shumba Arts
“Shumba Arts are a Devon based collective who teach, perform and are inspired by African music and dance. They run events and courses in Devon and across the South west, and are happiest when they get to bring everyone together in rhythm, song and playfulness. Lead by Allan Kerr and Denise Rowe, you can check their website for more info – www.shumba.org.uk”
The workshop at Exeter Respect will be a mixture of African drumming and dance with some singing too. The first half will be dance – followed by drumming – plenty of drums available to use and all ages and abilities are welcome!
15.35 Turning Tides
The Turning Tides Project (TTTP) are a group of artists, teachers, dancers, musicians, facilitators, enablers, and support workers who believe that everyone has the right of equal access to music the arts and life.
TTTP intend to make this right a reality for people with ‘learning disability’ or ‘autism’ labels in Devon. TTTP is a Community Interest Company; it is not a commercial venture. Profit we generate is re-invested in the project. Our focus is the work that we do and the difference we can make.
What we do:
• Music, dance and art sessions
• Pub jams
• Accessible music, instrument and song writing sessions
• Band practice
• Tour performances
• Created commissioned works
• Design and deliver training packages
• Facilitate time limited projects
The festival tour is off the back of TTTP’s successful performance at last years’ Battle of the Bands, Okehampton. After their set, they were invited back to perform again this year. The only thing that could improve upon last years’ experience is going bigger & better…
TTTP will be performing at Lapstock, Exeter Respect, CredFest and Battle of the Bands in Okehampton again. The Arts Council has awarded TTTP funding to support their Festival Project. In preparation for the Festival tour, they have been rehearsing with their Big Band on a weekly basis, and incorporated some instruments lessons to enhance their skills. They have also written some new songs specifically for the Festival season. In addition to the original compositions, they have will be wearing unique costumes created by a well know designer from London. Enjoy and be forever #Inclusive.
16.30 Karina Dance (Flamenco)
Children’s Exeter Phoenix dance group, taught by Karina Gracia. A fun class for 8-12s who love to dance, with a wide range of dance forms such as flamenco, street and bollywood
For details please contact Karina Gracia as per Bollywood listing below.
16.30 Karina Dance (Bollywood)
Bollywood dance is a fusion of Eastern and Western dance and evolved from the Indian film business. The music is upbeat and fun and the dance is very lively!
It’s highly addictive for the mind, body and the soul! It’s colourful, it’s vibrant, it’s beautiful and it’s infectious.
Karina trained in UK & spent a month teaching dance & studying Bollywood in India and offers weekly classes in the South West including on Mondays at Exeter phoenix, and monthly Saturday workshops there too. Karina is available for sessions in schools, hen parties, residential homes & SEN work etc.
11.00 WREN Music
Singing Roots is the city’s folk and world music vocal ensemble for young people aged 8 – 18, directed by Sarah Owen from Wren Music. The group is inspired by folk music from around the world, as well as traditional music from here in Devon. They enjoy writing their own folk-inspired songs, as well as re-inventing very old songs for a new audience. New members are always welcome.
Exeter Voices in Common is a community folk choir based in Exeter. It is an open access choir welcoming all voices and levels of experience and is part of the Wren Music vocal programme. Voices In Common sing folk songs from their own region, or recently written songs on subjects dear to the hearts of the singers. They also sing some songs with international connections.
Led by vocal leaders Sarah Owen and Jon Dyer, Roots A Capella performs a fascinating selection of folk songs, both traditional and more contemporary. A very friendly and welcoming group, Roots A Capella is open to all young people with no auditions needed.
12.10 Devon Capoeira
We are a ‘contemporary capoeira’ group based in Newtown with a very multi-cultural mix comprising of English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swiss, Peruvian, Brazilian, USA.I think that covers them at the moment! We train weekly at St. Luke’s Campus and Belmont Park Hut on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. Although some of us have been ‘playing’ capoeira for longer, the group started just under two years ago and has gradually grown to the current membership of 16. We are currently hoping to establish a university society next month to cement a student/local connection and to develop further. Through a mixture of capoeira and maculele, we have a lot of fun and embrace differences.
Just 4 Funk are an international breakdance crew from Devon who have competed and performed all around the world. Last year saw them travel to Japan, Spain, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Norway and Germany to name a few! In Devon they are hard at work teaching the next generation of Bboys and Bgirls. Come and watch this showcase of awesome breakin’ (breakdance) skills with some of the crew and students, from ages 6 – 36!
Energy, enthusiasm & inspiration define Urban Flow. An exciting, engaging & innovative youth dance group to light up the community stage.
13.50 Italian Folk Ilaria
14.15 Avtar Indian Dance
Let’s Nacho! (Let’s Dance!)
Join us & experience a joyful, colourful celebration of India’s rich & diverse culture. We dance to a variety of music styles, including traditional, folk, filmi, Bhangra & Indian pop, most of which has featured in Bollywood films. Audience participation encouraged!
14.50 Fil ex Choir
Devon Filipino community performing traditional dances and songs.
15.20 Ameera Belly Dance
French born Ameera initially trained in Latin dances, discovered and developed her love and passion in Egyptian Oriental dancing. She has trained and performed internationally on 3 continents, in theatres, nightclubs, restaurants, weddings, hen parties and charity events. She won the award for best oriental dancer, in a dance competition in Michigan – USA in 2006. In March 2011 Ameera won a national competition and gained the prestigious title of Miss Bellydance UK 2011.
‘Skylark’ is a four piece band who enjoy performing Blues, Irish, Bluegrass, Old Time American and Contemporary songs with two part harmony singing,fiddle, flute, mandolin, guitar and percussion. We performed live on John Govier’s local BBC radio and were very well received at Glas-denbury Festival 2017. www.skylark4harmony.wix.com/skylark