Misha B to mark Jamaica’s 50th Independence Day at Black Exposure Live
Published by Russ Cockburn for Danks Cockburn Public Relations Ltd in Communities and also in Education, Environment
Misah B is headlining Black Exposure Live 2012
The very best of Jamaican music, food and culture will be on display in August to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Independence Day.
Over 3000 people are expected to attend Black Exposure Live at New Bingley Hall in Birmingham on August 4th, with X-Factor singing sensation Misha B just one of the stars set to perform.
The day, which is being put together by community organisation CUSH, will kick off at 10am with the ‘Expo’ – a collection of over 100 businesses showcasing consumer goods, hair and beauty products, handcrafted jewellery and traditional Caribbean foods.
Designed to also celebrate the Jamaican Olympics team being based in the City, the event will reach a thrilling finale with an Evening Concert set to be headlined by Misha B and featuring Alstallio, Lady Leshurr and a host of home-grown artists.
Emma Hamilton, who is helped organise the event, picked up the story:
“There are over 95,000 Jamaican people living in Birmingham and the Black Country and we play a vital role in the area’s cultural diversity and economic performance.
“This day, which is open to all faiths and cultures, is designed to be fun, educational and interactive – giving people a real flavor of vibrant Caribbean life and what it brings to the area.”
She continued: “We believe this will be the biggest event of its type outside London and certainly the biggest the West Midlands has ever seen.
“There should be plenty of opportunity to raise lots of money for our chosen charities… the Sickle Cell Society and St Basils Homeless Charity.”
Black Exposure Live will cater to all age ranges and boasts its own dedicated children’s zone including a bouncy castle, ice cream factory, on-stage puppet show and face painting.
Other highlights during the day will be:
- Creative dance crew PressuriZe demonstrate their talents
- Cuisine Corner, featuring outlets specialising in African, Moroccan and Caribbean food
- An intense barbering competition
- Fashion show, making the most of ethnic prints
- Make-up master classes
- Healthy eating and fitness tips from Olympic Torch bearer Leroy Henry
The Black Exposure Live evening concert starts at 7pm and will be headlined by Misha B, who will be performing her debut single ‘Home Run’ before meeting a small number of lucky fans.
Misha B was delighted to be taking part: “I’m excited to perform to celebrate Jamaican independence day and to support the chosen charities…hopefully, lots of money will be raised. I look forward to seeing you all there!”
Tickets for the daytime event are just £6 for adults/£3 for children, with entrance to the concert starting from just £12. These are available from www.blackexposurelive.co.uk/buytickets or from Hatman on Corporation Street and Midlands Box Office in Wolverhampton.
For further information, please visit www.blackexposurelive.co.uk or follow us on twitter at @bexlive