Hope for the Nations 2014

Hope for the Nations, Sunshine on Songo!

The weather was kind for the annual Hope for the Nations event in Leeds this year for this multi-cultural and multi-faith event offering free entertainment in one of Leeds’ main central pedestrian precincts.

On stage at the Hope of the Nations event in Leeds 2014

Lucas, Raph and Diego taking the leads, with Demetri back in the ‘engine room’!

Once again, the Songo Drumming Project had the honour to be included amongst many acts and performances from around the world as well as some well known ensembles from our local area. We had presentations from Kurdistan to the Philippines and from many places in between.

“Some events ‘claim’ to be multi-cultural but the excellent organisers of the Hope for Nations event in Leeds make sure it genuinely is — so many languages can be heard in the crowd!”

We marvel at how the organising team and sound engineers keep the rotation of acts so well coordinated and each band receives personalised attention to help them to give the best chance of giving the performance they wish.

The audience delights at the energy of the performers and get the opportunity to learn more about faiths from around the world at the various stalls.

“A truly enjoyable experience both as a performing act and as participants in the audience, this has to be one of the Songo Drumming Project’s highlights of the year.”

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