DONT CUT OFF YOUR DREADLOCKS

This weekend saw us take over The Hare and Hounds pub, in Kings Heath, with our posse of Brazilian and Birmingham heavy weights in the world of Reggae and Hip Hop, and we brought you a night filled with exclusives and hot musical mash ups.

If you couldn’t  make it down, you missed a corker, however there is no need to worry as we will give a round up of the entire night, it won’t quite be the same BUT we will tell you all about an amazing competition we have running!

Ok so first things first, big thanks to all that came along to support Espirito Brum, we had the amazing launch of the “DON’T CUT OFF YOUR DREADLOCKS,” the up coming single from Jota III,  who has been involved with Espirito Brum since 2011 at our first ever event, and every year he brings us exclusive material –  this year was no different!

Jota III hot footed to the UK  from performing with Digitaldubs in Rio to the launch of the music video to the single “DONT CUT OFF YOUR DREADLOCKS,” which was filmed in Birmingham by local film producers 144 Picture, Sound and Music and was a culmination of the international collaboration between the Brazilian artist and widely respected dub producers G-Corp, which also features veteran toaster Pablo Rider.

Jota III is known for sharing the stage with heroes like Ja Rule and Racionais MCs, opened for Steel Pulse and for his performance in the Hare and Hounds pub he brought along big names from Birmingham with support coming from; Pablo Rider, Munchbreak and DJ Switch for a night filled with live reggae, dub and hip hop. Brighton mashup king Cut La Vis also joined the lineup, and brought a little of the South Coast’s underground vibes to the mix.

We are holding a brilliant competition to mark the  launch of Jota’s single “DON’T CUT OFF YOUR DREADLOCKS,”  which is now playing out on FM across Sao Paulo State right now, the video will be aired on MTV Brasil, and the project  also looks set to open doors to the Brazilian live circuit for the great artists Jota has worked with in Birmingham.

So to win tickets to see DJ Maseo (Del La Soul) at the Hare and Hounds August 17th with Jota himself as your date, head to our Twitter and hit RT on the tweet below and help us spread this video around!

Hit RT to win!

Hit RT to win!

 

 

RT competition: DONT CUT OFF YOUR DREADLOCKS Full video! RT to win DJ Maseo (de la soul) 17.08.13 with @Jota3officialhttp://t.co/3hsV39c2ae

— Espirito Brum (@EspiritoBrum) July 26, 2013

OR if your not on Twitter then head over to our Facebook and share the status here!

CALL OUT FOR MUSIC VIDEOS!

Calling Out: Music Video Submissions!

So as you know Espirito Brum is about to embark the second instalment of fun this weekend in Kings Heath, the temperature and entertainment is set to reach an all time high, with many great activities taking place through out the day and night this July 13th!

We are teaming up again with the fabulous foodies Brum Yum Yum for BYY take over on the Village Square in Kings Heath.

This looks yummy right?

Alongside Brum Yum Yum and Hare and Hounds we will be providing music, performances, and dance tutorials all day long – have a look at our event here with Flauntins Matua, Forro In Brum and many more making the day a treat for all the senses 🙂 Did we mention its also free admission?

As for the evening, well we have that covered too, because we are good like that, and Kings Heath Community Project special edition bringing Wanderson Lopez, Mendi Singh, and Joelle Barker playing live accompaniment with their “Intuitive EP Launch” and cinematic visuals from Expurgação – take a gander here.

Which brings us on nicely to the “CALL OUT!” We have some free screen time up for grabs, and we thought what better way than to call out for video submissions, so all the musical talent in the house hold your hands up, because we wanna’ see you, and we would quite like a lot of other people to see you too!

If you want your band, or your favourite bands video to appear at the cinema screening this Saturday then drop us a line to hello@espritobrum.org with links and a 150 blurb about yourself, or the band you want to recommend.

What are you waiting for get in touch and lets share some musical love about 🙂

 

SUMMER SATURDAYS IN KINGS HEATH WITH ESPIRITO BRUM!

The sun has officially arrived, the shades are finally out- and what better way to get into the summer spirit than to plan your Saturdays with Espirito Brum! Here at the city’s most captivating cultural celebration we have lots still in store for you!
We’ll start off by filling you in about what we’ve got going on on Saturday 13th July. From 12-3pm, make sure you head down to Kings Heath Village Square to catch an interactive musical performance from the one and only Flautins Matua. The creative Brazilian folk group have been performing live and presenting workshops for ten years, and have jumped on board to provide you with the best of Brazilian percussion, dance and joy.

Be sure to take inspiration from these guys (who have been known to make instruments out of anything they can get their hands on!) as we’ll be asking you to get creative too. The Espirito Brum team would like you to get involved in the festivities by bringing along your very own home-made instrument! You can be as experimental as you like. Whether you want to keep it simple with a make shift maraca (rice in an empty plastic bottle) or if you decide to go all Art Attack on us with a fully-fledged cardboard guitar, the choice is yours. But one thing’s for sure, we want you to make lots of noise! Also on this day, we will be joined by Wanderson Lopez, Mendi Singh and Joelle Barker for an intuitive EP launch- click here to find out more.

With your rice maracas and tin can drums at the ready, you may be wondering what on Earth is going on at Espirito Brum! Well, as you asked, this year we are looking to find treasure in our trash. This comes in anticipation of our final event on Saturday 10th August at 6:30pm, when you are invited to Kings Heath Community Cinema to experience a screening of the moving and thought-provoking film Wasteland.
Wasteland follows celebrated Brooklyn artist Vik Muniz as he visits the world’s largest garbage dump in his homeland of Brazil, making portraits of the garbage pickers in a true story that is astonishing and inspiring.
So empty your trash cans, put your music ears on and get creating as we gear up for yet another fun-packed, scorching Saturday!