May 20 2013

Ska Cubano Join Under One Sky 2013 Line Up

U1S_logo_2_The countdown to Under One Sky is hotting up with just over a month to go until the festival hits Harrow.

Glastonbury act Ska Cubano will be playing on the main stage, topping what promises to be an exuberant programme of dance and world music to be held at Byron Park, Wealdstone, from 12.30pm to 9pm on Sunday June 30.

Up to 10,000 people are expected at the festival, organised by Harrow Council, but Ska Cubano are used to playing big crowds, triumphing at big name festivals like Glastonbury, Big Day Out and Womad.

The twelve piece band is fronted by Natty Bo, famed for his unusual outfits often wearing brilliant mohair suits. He said:

“We are really looking forward to putting on a great show, getting everyone involved and bringing people together for a memorable occasion.

“The band merges unstoppable Jamaican rhythms with crazy Cuban brass. With four horns and three percussionists they cook up a huge sound. Natty Bo said: We get our main influences from Jamaican, Cuban & Colombian music from the 30’s, 40’s 50’s and 60’s. During our Under One Sky performance Harrow will get to experience great rhythm, beautiful melodies, crazy antics and wild dancing!

“Feeling part of a community is life enriching – it promotes friendships and helps people grow, and getting people together doing things for the good of the community is very rewarding.”

There’s something for everyone at this year’s festival with more than 100 acts and activities which will keep children and adults entertained throughout the day. The festival will feature a carnival parade; open air cinema; outdoor pool; dance village and a circus and children’s village.

Revellers can also expect to find a wealth of information and advice from experts at numerous marquees, stands, and stalls. Find out more about your local services, gain advice on employment opportunities, as well as starting up or expanding your own business at Harrow Council’s Enterprise Village. Healthy living help and advice can be found at the Sports and Healthy Lifestyle marquee from representatives at NHS Northwest London, Watford and Barnet Football Clubs and Harrow Council’s Sports Development Services.

Harrow Council Portfolio Holder for Community and Cultural Services, Cllr Asad Omar, said:

“Ska Cubano promise to be a fantastic addition to the festival and I would like to see as many Harrow residents come along as possible and have a good time. It’s the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate our diverse borough.”

Entry fee costs £3 per adult, free entry for children under 12. For further information visit the Under One Sky 2013 page at www.underoneskyharrow.co.uk

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