Gravesend's Fusion Festival is a big hit

Gravesend's Fusion Festival is a big hit

Four by Four Bhangra and Uzambezi performing together at the Festival

Gurvinder Sandher the Festival Organiser alongside the Mayor of Gravesham

- Bill Singh from Four by Four Bhangra and Lucky Moyo from Uzambezi Arts

Phase 5 Steel Band performing at the Festival

Gravesend's Fusion Festival is a big hit

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Gravesend was awash with cultural treats during the ever-popular Fusion Festival.

Kent Equality Cohesion Council in partnership with Cohesion Plus with the support of Gravesham Borough Council and KCC Arts Development Unit have hailed event which took place June 28 at the Gravesend Promenade as 'highly successful.'

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The stage programme featured a number of Gravesham based acts including singers Ryan Bennett and Gemma Moore, as well as Four by Four Bhangra who performed an exciting new set alongside leading African Arts Company Uzambezi.

Other performers included the Phase 5 Steel Band, the Cullen Academy of Irish Dance, Ying Tang Chinese Association and Piwnica pod Aniolami a popular Polish cabaret act.

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Gurvinder Sandher the CEO of the Kent Equality Cohesion Council who organised the Fusion Festival said: "I am very pleased with how the Fusion Festival went and have received lots of positive feedback both on the day and on social media afterwards.

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"I was especially pleased with the Afro-Bhangra Fusion Piece which we co-produced as this underlined what the Festival was about, using the arts to bring diverse communities together both in the audience and on the stage. 

"With all the other activities taking place at the same time such as the Town Regatta it was a great day out for the local community and we appreciate their on-going support."

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