TODAY: No Passport Necessary, "London's Global Mixtape"

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No Passport Necessary – “London’s Global Mixtape!”
TODAY – 4th May ’09 (Bank Holiday Monday)
Doors open at 3-11pm
Tickets: £15 / www.roundhouse.org.uk / Box Office: 0844 482 8008

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London’s Roundhouse is being transformed into a one-off real life global mixtape! Including: an outdoor circus, an eclectic art exhibition, a chillout space + dj’s, a big ol’ Barbeque on the terrace and of coursean amazing line up of music across two stages from Hip Hop to Cuban Salsa via Indie to Reggae, Asian Beats and beyond. This is undoubtedly going to be the biggest party of the bank holiday weekend!

No Passport Necessary has been produced by CIFD a new generation of event and broadcast producers hailing from the UK’s first Creative Industries Foundation Degree in partnership with City University & The Roundhouse – www.cityuniversity.ac.uk/ell

Music

The Main Space (6:00 -10:30pm) / Mongrel (Political Indie/Hip-Hop) + Swami (Asian Electronic Beats) + Tippa Irie (Reggae) + Alex Wilson’s Salsa Con Soul Orchestra (Latin) + La Bomba Soundsystem (Reggaeton & Afro-Latino Beats) + (Nathan “Flutebox” Lee (Beatbox) + North Of Ping Pong (London Dub)

Dr. Marten’s FREEDM Studio (4:30 – 8:30pm) / Queen’s English (Hip-Hop/Punk) + Something Simple (Funk) + Zoe Appleseed (Reggae/Rock) + Halagoogoo (Funk/Rock) + Size Nine (Latin/Ska)

Art

Art in the Café: Exhibition opens from 29th April – 6th May

Co-Motion: a specially curated exhibition of different artists and styles. Expect architecture, stereotypes, politics and the future. Co-Motion is apositive and thought provoking collection consisting of original commissions as well as established pieces.

Circus

Circus on The Terrace (4:30 – 5:30pm): The Fundo Company presents ‘Round The Clock’ a specially commissioned outdoor contemporary circus act, about the immigration generation, exclusively for ‘No Passport Necessary’.

“Meet Doret, a young girl, a by-product of the immigration generation. London has turned out to not be what she imagined, she want’s to leave! Doret make’s her way to the train station to find her train has justleft….leaving her to wait for the next one. The station then begins to come to life, it know’s what she is feeling. She encounter’s a series of events which begin to influence, and mould her thoughts …the next train arrives….she stands up and…….”

Chill

‘Nothing to Declare’: Cafe Cairo will transform the Circle Bar into a exotic, Moroccan den for the day as chilled and down tempo DJ’s while away the hours. The perfect place to unwind before the main space erupts!….

Eat

Grab some grub from the BBQ outside, one of the many bars or some international cuisine in the Roundhouse Café.