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“My favourite Jazz artist in England is definitely Soweto Kinch, I love Soweto, I melt every time I see him” – Amy Winehouse – The Day She Came to Dingle (Arena 2006) First broadcast BBC Four, 10:00pm Mon, 23 July 2012
The impossible is possible. Soweto Kinch talks about The Flyover Show – Radio To Go, 5 August 2012. Music, Musicians, Music Business and Radio stories from Robin Valk (Radio To Go)
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THE FLYOVER SHOW 18th August 2012
Music, art & dance – Soweto Kinch’s ‘urban set, one day festival’ returns
Saturday August 18th 2012 / Hockley Flyover (underneath), Birmingham / 12noon – 9pm
Free admission / Family friendly
The Flyover Show is back for its 5th consecutive year; confirmed for Saturday August 18th 2012.
The Flyover Show 2012 will be held at the event’s unorthodox location, underneath the Hockley Flyover in Birmingham City Centre.
Installing a stage, sound system and stalls into the public thoroughfare underneath A41; a large open courtyard in the centre of Hockley Circus roundabout – The Flyover Show is ‘an urban set, one day festival of music, art & dance’.
Live music, graffiti art, break dancing, food and a host of activities for all ages will be taking place from 12noon until 9pm.
Walking distance from Birmingham City Centre, The Flyover Show 2012 can be accessed via four subway tunnels, feeding into the location from; Soho Rd, New John St, Great Hampton St and Heaton St.
The Flyover Show remains, as it has always been, a free admission and family friendly event.
Started in 2008, The Flyover Show has been an annual celebration; with a mandate of bringing high profile and talented artists to an otherwise ‘forgotten’ part of Birmingham.
In a statement made about The Flyover Show’s conception; musician and founder, Soweto Kinch, had a vision to ‘transform the grey space beneath the Hockley Flyover into an oasis of cultural expression’.
Previous artists performing have included; Miss Dynamite, Bashy, Goldie, Omar, Janet Kaye, Akala, Andy Hamilton, Julian Joseph, Jay Phelps, Eska, Speech Debelle, Jonzi D and Why G?
And whilst The Flyover Show 2012 line up still has special guests to formally announce, event organiser, Soweto Kinch, states, “we’re still confirming some acts, so I can’t say much, but there’s a real buzz around this year’s show. From who we’ve got confirmed so far, it’ll be the strongest line up yet.”
For any press enquiries regarding The Flyover Show 2012, including interviews and accreditation – please contact Ed King at email@example.com
FLYOVER SHOW 2012 – Celebrating Jamaica
The Flyover Show 2012, “celebrates the cultural contributions of Jamaica to Britain throughout its programme”, says founder Soweto Kinch.
Artists performing at the event; alongside a preceding series of workshops held in schools across the city, will explore and represent Jamaica’s influence in the UK, “both historically and as a dynamic force in contemporary culture.”
The West Midlands has the second highest concentration of British Jamaicans in the UK, particularly in the areas that join at the Hockley Flyover, such as; Handsworth, Lozells and Aston.
Birmingham is also host to the Jamaican track and field 2012 Olympic team, who will be staying and training in the city before the games.
“Jamaica, much like its athletics team, has imparted a cultural phenomena and impact far beyond its relative size as an island,” says Kinch.
“The Flyover Show 2012 will explore, through a variety of platforms, how Jamaica has provided a badge of identity in the face of racial marginalisation.”
Previous shows have explored other pertinent issues of race and culture; including the portrayal of women in the music industry, and positive Black male role models.
“The Flyover Show 2012 intends to continue and extend its pattern of connecting different generations through its rostra,” concludes Kinch.
For any press enquiries regarding The Flyover Show 2012’s celebration of Jamaican culture and influence, its role in the Cultural Olympiad, or on the programme of workshops preceding the August 18th event – please contact Ed King firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editor/s:
The Flyover Show was created and founded by Soweto Kinch.
Soweto Kinch is an award winning musician and creative. For more information visit www.soweto-kinch.com
The Flyover Show was first held underneath the Hockley Flyover, Birmingham, in May 2008.
The Flyover Show has returned each year since 2008 at the same location.
On March 31st 2012, The Flyover Show held its first international event; a 2500 capacity sell out show in Freedom Square, Johannesburg, South Africa - http://www.theflyovershow.co.za
The Flyover Show 2012 receives funding from; Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council and Marketing Birmingham.
The Flyover Show 2012 is part of the Cultural Olympiad; a series of ‘programmes and projects inspired by London 2012’ and the‘largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements’ – quotes taken from http://www.london2012.com
The Flyover Show 2012 takes place underneath the Hockley Flyover, from 12noon to 9pm, on Saturday August 18th.
Recent Press Quotes:
…a real creative triumph for Birmingham’s urban communities inkygoodness.com
Attendance should really be considered mandatory Createdinbirmingham.com
The Flyover Show has a great vibe and makes its own distinctive contribution to the range of excellent mid-scale creative music festivals that Birmingham now has Birmingham Jazz
Not the kind of space in which most of us would usually care to linger, the grim undercroft of Hockley Flyover proved ideally suited to Saturday’s experimental community arts festival. The Birmingham Post
The Flyover Show was by far the best event I’ve performed at all year. When can we have one in London?! Jonzi D, Choreographer, Hip Hop Artist.
Soweto Kinch (producer, rapper, saxophonist) did what many couldn’t and wouldn’t – he saw a downtrodden, forgotten corner of the city’s urban landscape and re-imagined it as an amphitheatre. Turning it from a place people avoid to one that families flock to every year Lastminute.com
At a time when there’s a groundswell of community spirit to combat the negativity engendered by the recent riots and looting it seems fitting that the fourth Flyover Show is being staged in Birmingham this Saturday The Birmingham Post