Uplifting world music on tour

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After touring the world for 14 years, the Baghdaddies bring their music mixture to Heydour Parish Village Hall this week.

The band bring a repertoire of world music with strong Balkan tendencies alongside Caribbean grooves, Middle Eastern rhythms and even some Geordie touches, all awash with influences such as ska, jazz, punk and metal, delivered with theatre and exuberance.

The Baghdaddies are Nigel Kirkpatrick, Paul Susans, Martin Douglas, Paul Ruddick and Ziad Jabero. Hailing from Newcastle, the band are fortunate to have played at many major events and festivals, and have appeared on radio and TV throughout Europe, promoting their Roma brass band style with marching drum, sousaphone, trombone, sax and trumpet.

The Baghdaddies always maintain a truly happy and seriously danceable side to their music. Uplifting and infectiously danceable, full of blistering brass, rousing five part vocal harmonies and a rhythm section that you can’t keep still to, the show is on Friday at 7.30pm, so don’t forget your dancing shoes.

The band formed in 1996 and since then have released four albums.

Admission is £10, concession and social club members £8, under 16s £5.

For details and tickets call the village hall on 07879 447427 or 01529 455501.