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African Afro Beats Zone

Manchester Carnival - Afro Beats Zone
African Afro Beats Zone
The traditional music of Africa, given the vastness of the continent, is historically ancient, rich and diverse, with different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions. Music in Africa is very important when it comes to religion. Songs and music are used in rituals and religious ceremonies, to pass down stories from generation to generation, as well as to sing and dance to.

The music and dance of the African diaspora, formed to varying degrees on African musical traditions, include American music and many Caribbean genres, such as Soca, calypso (Kaiso) and Zouk. Latin American music genres such as the Rumba, Conga, Bomba, Cumbia, Salsa and Samba were founded on the music of enslaved Africans, and have in turn influenced African popular music.
Manchester Caribbean Carnival About
Manchester Caribbean Festival Stage
Afrobeat is a music genre which involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as Fuji music and Highlife with American Funk and Jazz influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.

Distinct from Afrobeat, is Afrobeats - a sound originating in Nigeria in the 21st century, which takes in diverse influences and is an eclectic combination of Rap, Reggae, Dancehall, and R&B. On Carnival weekend, there will be a plethora of Beats, Bass & Bouncing on a level that only Manchester can produce. Can you stand the pace? Are you ready to bounce? We’ll see you there!


African Afro Beats Arena Line Up

Manchester Caribbean Carnival - Carnival Arena CTA
Manchester Caribbean Carnival - Bashment Arena
Manchester Caribbean Carnival - Steppers Dub Arena
Manchester Caribbean Carnival - Deep House Arena