Calabash Take Over The Volks At Pride 2011

Our friends over at Calabash have secured two days of partying on Brighton seafront at The Volks Club for this years Pride celebrations on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August

Calabash will be using the Volks 20K soud system each day with a selection of past and present day resident djs covering all manner of black and asian dance floor music in keeping with their musical roots

Alongside many contributors this year, Calabash have decided not to have a presence up at Preston Park due to concerns and a lack of confidence over the representation of the Local LGBT Community that Pride now unfortunately demonstrate

Although there remains a tent dedicated to black and asian music up at Preston Park this year it is no way in any shape or form connected to Calabash themselves who have supported all previous park events since 2003 until this year

If you're out an about after the Parade check out Calabash at The Volks

Calabash is committed to providing representation for black and minority ethnic individuals within the LGBT scene. Brighton and Hove's LGBT community is becoming more diverse year upon year, ...and Calabash aims to reflect this with a focus on providing a musically diverse space at Brighton Pride with a focus on music of black and asian origin.

Calabash is inclusive not exclusive, and is open to anyone who wants and supports diversity within the LGBT scene.

Calabash has clear artistic vision organised by Pushy C. Previous years acts have been Q Boy, Ms Fontaine, DJ Pushykat, Q Fam, Geoffrey Williams, Burullo Samba, Miklos, DJ Shine Eye, Pac Man, Nine Bob, DJ Madhatter, DJ Affy, Heavy Disco, Go Bang, Dholl Foundation, Melody Kane, belly dancers and much much more. This year aims to be even better.

This year we will be launching Arjee Bhajee on the Beach @ The Arches

Reuniting some of Calabash’s biggest names, Arjee Bharjee on the Beach brings you an audio orgy of DJs, bands and live performances to celebrate Brighton’s big gay weekend... and it won’t cost you a penny

We’ve got DJ Melody Kane, Q-Boy, The NYC DOWN LOW – Ninebod & Gideon, Best Of British, Inntamixx Music Company – DJ Jazz & Matt, Mickolos, Gus, Lady Lush and Pushy C… Bringing you RnB, Hip Hop, Bhangra Mixes, Dance, Reggae, Drum n Base, Garage, Disco… And More.

Calabash has been central to the Pride experience since 2003 and has continued to grow as the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community has gone from strength to strength. Cultural diversity within the LGBT community is something to be celebrated and enjoyed by all and Calabash is here to do just that.

Date: Sat 13 & Sun 14 August 2011
Time: 12-2pm… Social. 2-9pm… Party!
Venue: The Volks (@ The Arches and on the Beach)

Free Entry

Want to come along and help the community? Why not volunteer and help us to create an unforgettable free experience.

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