From the Tikambilanie perspective, the UK festival scene is a collective community in its own right; our work in this field compliments permanent placed community projects, as embodied in the Bristol section of this website.
Festivals reflect the people-centred approach Tikambilanie acts to promote. The ever-evolving European festival culture reflects a growing appreciation of communal living, collective self-expression and effecting positive change.
We see festivals as providing an ideal opportunity to meet and share ideas with a broad range of people and reach a wider audience. Working relationships formed between individuals through participating events will help local and global communication develop, adding human momentum to our work.
The 'Lets talk' programme represents the more serious elements of the Tikambilanie programme, although there is still a strong emphasis on fun to encourage participation.
The following are examples of events that can be organised :
The following are examples of events that can be organised with in the 'Let's Dance' stream:
- African Dance Workshops
- Cross-cultural dance, everybody invited to add elements from their own style of dance
- Dance for Freedom, an initiative that through working with people in small numbers, attempts to get the collective moving.
Drumming with Dance DJ's
Specifically the following events can be run under the 'Let's Jam' stream:
- African Drumming Workshops
- Performances - Zuba Ni Moto, traditional ceremonies and spiritual rituals.
- “Together lets Jam”, an initiative encouraging artists to play together in the name of unity and to embrace diversity as a strength.
- Music for health.