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City Showcase: Roots & Flutes 2011
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Article Post Date: Monday 06.06.2011
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A celebration of the roots of popular music in Mile End Park E14

City Showcase: Roots & Flutes 17th September 2011 – a fantastic new competition for all artists to explore the roots of modern music and to celebrate traditional and classical music from all the cultures of Britain.

We are looking for talented musicians of any age, solo or bands or orchestras; from steel bands to reggae or Rai, from classical ensembles to gospel choirs, from African to South American and all points across Asia and Europe including modern fusion roots.

All applicants will be entered into a public vote to select ten to perform on 17th September in front of an expert and celebrity panel at an entirely FREE event in Mile End Park. The overall winner will receive mentoring and performance slots in the Olympic year of 2012. Entry for selection is FREE.

This unique event will introduce London’s musical roots to a whole new audience and demonstrate the breadth of our rich heritage and culture.

City Showcase has a proven track record of showcasing and helping young musicians of all genres including Jonathan Ansell, Myleene Klass, Panjabi Hit Squad, Jay Sean, Amy Dickson, O Duo, Modeste Hugues, Abdulkader Saadoun, Raghu Dixit – who have just won a Songlines Award, Camilla Kerslake, Raven Quartet, Sway, N-Dubz, Amy Winehouse, Keane. 

We now want to encourage musicians working in traditional or classical fields or who are fusing the old with the new to showcase their talents. Please note that, on this occasion, pure pop artists will not be selected.

Nihal & Bobby Friction – Radio 1 & BBC Asian Network DJs: “City Showcase gives the Asian Acts of tomorrow a stage today. By exploring the diversity and creativity of British Asian music, it confounds stereotypes and inspires all those who witness the acts who perform”

Myleene Klass:”Innovative. New artists with new opportunities with a wide demographic of people come to see you! Fantastic!”

Please note the new date: City Showcase: Roots & Flutes in Mile End Park will now take place on SATURDAY 17th September 2011. We’re giving everyone more time to apply which we know will be welcome news to schools and colleges in the area. Please apply by the new closing date of 22nd July 2011 to

Apply by emailing with your contact details and links to your biog, pic and music saying where you saw the invitation to apply. In association with Outerglobe WOM@TT


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