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There’s a world of music to be heard at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday July 8.
Taking centre stage at the Carmarthenshire attraction is Ffestiva! – a showcase celebrating the diverse cultures that exist in West Wales – including Welsh ones! It will also feature the beats of Brazil, the sounds of Scandinavia, rhythms of Africa, dancers from Thailand and much more.
It is the brainchild of popular performer-musician Helen Adam, who has joined forces with the Garden to create a fascinatingly rich array of musical styles and cultures. Helen (pictured below) says: “I’m passionate about working with communities and it is just so much fun to blend different musical styles. Ffestiva! is a unique showcase to celebrate and bring together the diverse cultures and traditions that exist in West Wales.
“There are so many talented musicians, dancers, singers and bands in our part of the world and they deserve to be more widely enjoyed,” she said. “Ffestiva! gives the public the chance to see them in the beautiful environment of the National Botanic Garden.”
There will also be an opportunity for visitors to take part in some of the drumming sessions – and drums are provided.
Head of Events at the Garden, David Hardy said: “Helen has brought together a formidable line-up of players and performers, and we are all set for a fantastic day of wonderful world music.”