01/09/2017 - 03/09/2017

Shemomedjamo: Maidstone’s Multicultural Food Festival

You know that feeling when you can’t stop eating because everything tastes so good? Welcome to Shemomedjamo, a new festival named after the Georgian phrase for doing just that. Shemomedjamo, or if its easier to pronounce, Maidstone Multicultural Food Festival (MMCFF) is a chance to dine around the world, be part of our global village and celebrate multicultural cohesion in Maidstone and Kent.

Held between the 1st and 3rd of September in the stunning surroundings of Mote Park, this free event will feature a high quality programme of world music, dance, art and craft and will attract a diverse population from across the county and beyond. With the melting pot of cultures we have in Maidstone and across the county, we are looking forward to music and food from across the globe using local produce wherever possible. From Ouagadougou to Oban, Warsaw to Weligama, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of a new event in Kent’s calendar.

A creative and intelligent programme of music will offer something a little different, including New Orleans Jazz, Punjabi Bhangra, Mexican Mariachi and we are looking forward to welcoming some very special Reggae artists on Sunday 3rd.

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and the band has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from thechaos of Glastonbury to the loneliness of the Arctic Circle.

TootArd (Arabic for Strawberries) is a “mountain rock reggae” band from the majestic mountainside village of Majdal Shams in the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

Hailing from West London, Jamie Rodigan has grown up with music in his blood. He developed a love for reggae music through his trips to Jamaica in his youth with his father. He was captured by the sweet sound of reggae music. His eclectic DJ sets today reflect these musical experiences growing up.

King Gurcharan Mall and the Dhol Blasters – “I say Let Music build a bridge & Let dance help you cross it” Dhol King Gurcharan Mall B.E.M – Living Legend in Promoting Dhol & Bhangra Since 1968

Channel One is made up of selector Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb. Channel One play a unique selection of conscious reggae, exclusive dubplates and uplifting steppas

Mote Park Mote Avenue Maidstone Kent ME15 7SU

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