Unmute at Edinburgh Festival Carnival Unmute Dance Company, through its partnership with Artscape Theatre will be representing South Africa at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Carnival, Scotland’s largest three-day multicultural celebration, featuring international artists including musicians, dancers, poets, acrobats, jugglers and cooks from 16 – 18 July 2021.

Unmute is an inclusive dance company of artists with mixed abilities/disabilities and its all-star cast including Yaseen Manuel, Andile Vellem, Nadine Mckenzie, Siseko Mvulo and Ditebogo Lelaletse will be presenting an exploration work showcasing integration in a fun, artistic way.

The company will be participating in the carnival for the first time ever. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s carnival will be delivered as a free online event featuring performers from all over the world which will be streamed on the festival’s various platforms.

 Dancing, drumming, street theatre and more

The three-day programme includes performances, workshops and even a cooking demonstration, celebrating everything that makes Edinburgh a colourful, vibrant, multi-cultural hub of dancing, drumming, circus, street theatre, masks, puppets, costumes, brass bands, parade bands, folk arts and sheer spectacle.

Some of the acts on the three day programme include the Harlem Samba School, a Brazilian percussion ensemble, the Bombrando Drum Group which mixes Portuguese and African percussion and bagpipes, the Soul City hip hop dance group from Reunion, the Circo Fantastico Circus Arts Company from Costa Rica, and Barefeet Theatre/Circus Arts from Zambia.

Audiences can watch on Facebook and Youtube.

What and when: Edinburgh Festival Carnival, 16 – 18 July 2021

More info: Visit https://edinburghjazzfestival.com/carnival for the programme and details

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