30 years of Black History Month – Music festival in Catford


The 10th Anniversary Salifest on 30. September 2017, 12-17.30 will be a music Festival for the whole family celebrating our diverse backgrounds & 30 years of Black History Month. This year is absolutely free in the style of an African Sacrifice!

There will be: African Drumming & Dancing Workshops with Djely, Souleymane, Pape, Ziggy, Mariama, Abram, Vieux, Hassan and many more:
Place: St Laurence Church, Bromley Road, Catford, SE6 2TS

  • 12, midday: small children
  • 12.30: elders African Dance workout
  • 1.15 drum & dance
  • 2pm djembe with Ansoumana Bakayoko
  • African Food & Home-made cakes
  • Black History Month Quiz and displays by LEMP
  • info of our work in Africa
  • Intergenerational board games corner
  • Hand-crafted items with Cynthia and Julie
  • Mariama’s Massage
  • Kids corner
  • Sock-puppet making and other crafts activities
  • Live Performances of African music, Reggae, special guest Lady J, community bands and other styles.

    contact: info@alanouwaly.com or 07528703662 more on our website
    also Facebook event page 10th Salifest or our group page @alanouwaly

    Anyone wanting to help: please contact us, we need you! Please join us to make the 10th celebration of Salif’s spirit special! Please share this with friends and family! See you there

    Alanouwaly Salifou Sylla Foundation was founded in honour of Salifou Sylla, who died young in a car crash in 2008. Salifou was an exceptional guinean musician and dancer ( and Lewisham resident) with huge generosity who had a vision of creating an understanding across cultures through his artistic skills and ability to inspire, connect and unify.

    In the UK we organise African music workshops in schools and a community Festival. In Guinea we support our partners with the development of a Community Centre and its projects: computer learning & internet, sewing skills & enterprise, cultural exchange and creating clean water sources.


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    Hi. I am the coordinator for the Catford South Local Assembly and a friend of all things Catford :-)

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