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Trafalgar Square Eid Festival

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Trafalgar Square Eid Festival

Time: September 24, 2011 from 2pm to 6pm
Location: Trafalgar Square
Website or Map: http://www.london.gov.uk/even…
Event Tag: festial
Posted By: HoL Site Admin
Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2011

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Event Description

This festival celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr, the Islamic holiday marking the end of fasting for Ramadan.

Trafalgar Square’s Eid Festival will showcase a range of entertainment reflecting the diversity, culture and languages of London’s Muslim communities.

The main stage will feature live folk music, rock bands, a children's choir and theatrical performances. This will include popular French/Muslim MC. Akeem who is well known for both his music and his music industry workshops. He has performed at many festivals and concerts around the UK and abroad and regularly cooperates with organisations, such as North African Arts, the Golborne Initiative and the Westway Development Trust, to promote music to the younger generation.

The programme will also showcase Nasheed (from the Arabic word Anasheed) singers who draw inspiration for their work from history, religion and current affairs. Traditionally this was an a cappella music form. However the new Nasheed artists use a variety of musical instruments and sing in many languages.

There will also be exhibitions of art and culture, including fun for the whole family, souvenir stalls and a chance to sample traditional Eid festive food.

All are welcome to attend Eid Festival, which has grown to become one of London’s cultural highlights, attracting crowds of over 25,000 people.

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