Ian Holmes-Lewis of Sambangra

Sambangra have been the pride of Manchester's vibrant drumming scene for more than a decade, formed in 1997 they offer crowd-stopping street sets and dance-floor filling stage shows, collaborations and workshops. Their unique new fusion of Asian, Brazilian and other styles uses percussion from Africa, India and South America in a range of formats from street band to stage band with bass, keyboards, strings, vocals and guests.

visit http://www.sambangra.com/ for more information

The first Didsbury Festival was held on Saturday 10th May 1980 in Didsbury Park It is now an annual event and has proved to be extremely popular even today. The festival usually starts with a colourful parade throught the streets of Didsbury and finishes in Didsbury Park. Then the fun really starts with lots of stalls, events, dancing, music, dog shows and lots more.

visit http://didsburyfestival.webs.com/ for more information


The weather was atrocious but this did not stop Sambangra entertaining the crowd. I only managed to catch the last part of their act, so this is quite a short video.


this video is part of the lost tapes I have mentioned earlier, which is the reason for its late inclusion here.