Birchfield Jazz Festival 2020

A free online Birchfield Jazz Festival from Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust

All the music, none of the mud

Due to covid-19, this year Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts are bringing Birchfield Jazz Festival direct to your home! 

We are excited to share with you a rich programme of amazing musicians from across the globe performing over 2 evenings (from 7.30pm to 1030pm) & tickets are free \o/

View the Festival programme here...

With 5 sets of curated performances from over 30 artists all for free.

We will be kicking off with a tribute to the late, great Tony Allen on Friday as part of honouring our Ancestors this year. Many great musicians have passed during this time and our festival has a special connection to “probably the best drummer in the world” which we are pleased to be able to share with you.  

On Saturday evening we have 5 sets of wonderful music from Artists across Birmingham, our Festival Patron from New Orleans and features from Africa, which the virtual nature of this year’s offering has enabled us to present. 


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A welcome message from Festival Curator Lekan Babalola

"Naturally this year’s Festival has a different twist, due to the nature of the world situation. We will be bringing the Festival to you virtually, in your homes, due to the Coronavirus and the problems of social distancing.

This year’s festival will have a memorial tone in respect of all our loved ones who have passed away during this pandemic lockdown, either from the #Covid19 problems or other causes of death. We send our condolences to all the families who have been affected.

In the Jazz community, around the world, we have lost some great musicians who have contributed to the development of the music and made a lot of people around the globe happy with their artistry. We shall be dedicating this year’s Birchfield Jazz Festival to the spirits of two great African Musicians, who have been at the centre of African Jazz, spreading their sounds and grooves into the African Diaspora Culture over the last three to four decades..." Read whole message here & Check out Artists here

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