£15 (£10 concessions)8:00 pm Market Walk, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DAPicturedromeEvent Type:Music
“Tidal wave after tidal wave of Afro-Latin grooves”
“London’s musical melting pot at its very best”
If you’ve enjoyed our final night parties, then you’ll be sure to enjoy our opening night celebration! We open with a blast of Afro-Latin grooves from this acclaimed band, who took Womad Festival by storm and whose fans include Gilles Peterson. Expect to dance…
Family Atlantica are a diverse host of heavyweight musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. The group is led by London born Jack Yglesias; producer, multi-instrumentalist and a veteran of The Heliocentrics, as well as his wife Luzmira Zerpa; traditional Venezuelan musician, poet and singer with a magical voice acclaimed by Manu Chao.
In 2008, Luzmira travelled to the Sahara Desert in the south of Algeria to participate in the Fi-Sahara Festival. Whilst there, she performed with Manu Chao, who introduced her to the audience as the most beautiful voice to arrive to the desert.
In addition to this extraordinary couple are legendary Ethiopian-jazz maestro Mulatu Astatke, Senegalese Nuru Kane and Afro-Cuban group Yoruba Andabo.