Media invitation - World’s largest music event comes to West End Festival

Friday June 21, 2013

MEDIA INVITATION

WHEN: SATURDAY, 22 JUNE AT 3PM

WHERE: KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY STEPS 

World’s largest music event comes to West End Festival – Just what the doctor ordered!

WHAT: You are invited to take pictures of “Dr. Poembak”, a collection of around 20 musicians, at 3pm on Saturday 22 June. We can use the steps at Kelvingrove to take a representative shot of this unusual band in an iconic west end location.

The band will play at the West End Festival on Saturday 22 June in three west end locations, as part of La Fête de la Musique. They dress as doctors and nurses – see video links below for a flavour!

The Poembak Collective brings together 20 musicians of diverse backgrounds – some professional and some amateur. This likeable brass band condenses all the elements of fantasy, burlesque and festivity that tickle our toes, warm up our ears and put us up in the air as soon as the music starts! An eclectic repertoire of world music including jazz, tango, gypsy and Latino. Presented by the Alliance Francaise and WBI.

About La Fête de la Musique:

Launched in 1982 by the French ministry for culture, La Fête de la Musique has since become an unmissable annual event. Its concept: offering free concerts on the street and in public places, performed by voluntary musicians, both amateur and professional.
Celebrated in over 110 countries around the world, it is now the world’s largest music event.

Where the band is playing and when: 1pm at Botanic Gardens, 3pm at Kelvingrove Art Gallery steps (steps on Dumbarton Rd, not University), 6pm at Ashton Lane.

Sample videos – the type of performance you can expect:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzvdZmnRypk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9VomOccDLk

Organisers:

www.afglasgow.org.uk
www.wbi.be

Band website: www.dr.poembak.org

Contact on the day: Laura Sutherland, Aura PR T: 07764 936 840

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