Harambee Pasadia Afro Fusion Arts Festival 2022

This year's festival will present a multitude of artists including Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua, Hannabiell &the Midnight Blue Collective, Colectiva, Sidiki Dembele Denifari, and many more.

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Harambee Pasadia Afro Fusion Arts Festival is back for 2022 with an amazing line-up of musicians, performers and activities, promised to be bigger and better than ever before!

Harambee Pasadia festival is a 4-day music and arts extravaganza in celebration of diverse cultures, foods, music, artists, and fusions of the African diaspora. Harambee in Swahili means ‘Let’s get together’ and Pasadia in Spanish means ‘to spend the day’. It is a family friendly camping event, which invites people to get together and spend the day, while enjoying a range of exciting activities. The festival allows its visitors to experience a diverse cultural event which celebrates and promotes music, arts, and cultures. The line-up is inclusive and impressive featuring

world-renowned musicians, arts practitioners, and DJ’s. Expect to hear an eclectic mix of Afrobeat, Jazz, Reggae, Funk, Latin, and Traditional music. With a wide range of workshops, art, and sports activities everyone from all ages can get involved. To top off a perfect weekend the festival has a wide selection of foods with a licensed bar on site.

This years festival will present a multitude of artists including: Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua, Hannabiell &the Midnight Blue Collective, Colectiva, Sidiki Dembele Denifari, LayFullstop, Aida Diop, TBaze, Chiedu Oraka, Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir, Let Drum Beat, Ladies of Midnight Blue, Knats, Dilutey Juice, Ella Mesma, Georgia May, Colibri Cobra, Yersin Rivas, SaySo, Baque de Ogum, DJ Sequinella, Raw Vibe, DJ Claude Cunningham, DJ Awkward Black Girl, DJ Devolicious, Santa Leticia, Zero dB, Yoli, Samara, DJ Erv Musique, Common Unity Sound System and many more. In addition, the programme will treat festival attendees to an array of sports activities and workshops. Whether you are interested in Wellbeing and Health, Yoga & Meditation, BMX, Sensory Spaces, Camping, Kayaking, Canoeing, High Ropes, Drumming, Pottery or Dance – the festival is sure to have something for everyone!

In our Speaker’s Corner we are hosting a series of talks, presentations, workshops, and panel discussions on leadership, confidence, healthy eating, race & identity, cultural activism, poetry, and more. We are using the Speaker’s Corner to programme a diverse lineup of speakers and presenters from within the academy & wider community, along with artists, activists, and young people.

This year we are featuring a Bend & Shake DJ night, and an evening Harambee Pasadia Cabaret. Finally Thursday, June 23 will be a Speaker’s Corner Takeover focusing on the collective wisdom, experience and energy of inspirational women of all ages and backgrounds. This day will amplify our vision: to create a community and network of artists, thinkers, activists, community leaders, and volunteers of all ages who can come together, inspire one another, and work together in a sustainable way.


On June 23 2019, Harambee Pasadia will kick off its 7th festival, held at TCR The Hub, Ing Lane, Barnard Castle, DL12 8TD. The location brings festival goers out into the beautiful countryside. In accordance with the festival’s motto of ‘Let’s Get Together and Spend the Day!’, this 4-day festival welcomes everyone to actively participate in workshops, art and sports activities and enjoy live music, kids under 5 are able to attend for free! Round trip transportation will be running from Newcastle City Centre for more information contact harmabeepasadia@ gmail.com.

Harambee Pasadia was founded and organised by Newcastle-based musicians Dr. Hannabiell Sanders and Yilis del Carmen Suriel. Hannabiell is the composer and director for ‘Hannabiell &the Midnight Blue Collective’ and ‘Ladies of Midnight Blue’, who both perform regularly around the UK and abroad. Hannabiell &the Midnight Blue Collective, with their unique ‘afro psychedelic’ sound is a fusion of Afro-Caribbean and Latin percussion, jazz, Afrobeat, funk and reggae.

The festival aims to encourage unity and bring people from diverse backgrounds together, bridging the culture gap through performances, workshops and the shared experience of afro-fusion music and dance. Hannabiell & Yilis would like to invite everyone to Harambee Pasadia, to celebrate the diversity found in the fusions of the African & Pan-African diaspora.

More information about the ethos of Harambee Pasadia can be obtained at www.harambeepasadia.com or you can view Hannabiell & Yilis and their TEDx Talk on Performance, Ethos, & Everyday Activism at https://youtu.be/-BfScWQIjwA

Order your tickets today at: https://harambee-pasadia-cic.square.site/