Manchester Museum has teamed up with Oxjam to host an eclectic evening exploring how music plays an integral part in cultures around the world and can help galvanise the fight against global poverty.

The after-hours event will run from 5:30pm-9pm on 4th September, in the run up to the annual Northern Quarter fundraising festival for Oxfam (4th & 5th October).

This special event will be a celebration of the surviving traditions of indigenous populations from around the world through live music, object handling, video showings and fascinating talks from expert speakers.

You will be invited to explore the Living Cultures collection where traditions will be brought to life. There will be artefacts on show, participatory art and craft activities. There will also be the opportunity to have a guided tour of the Museum. Later guests will be invited to watch live music performances in the stunning Living Worlds Gallery.

The evening promises to be a truly unique experience.

A high energy, all female drumming performance band based in Manchester.

July Julay
One of the leading Bachata singers in Europe. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Bachata and Salsa singer, July Julay is now resident in Manchester, UK. His vocal expertise has gained him recognition throughout Latin America and has led to TV and radio performances around the Globe.

Dr Caroline Bithell
Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at The University of Manchester

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Price: Drop-in, free, adults

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