Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Black Prides

The second annual Outburst UK Black LGBTQ Pride Festival took place on Saturday at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in north London and was dedicated to the memory of fashion designer, actor and model, Arthur Peters who died last month. The day ran from 12 Noon till 10pm with a fireworks display at 9pm.

Headlining on the main stage was US RnB recording artiste Michael Ashanti who was performing exclusively at the festival, plus Kym Mazelle, the well known American Dance-pop, Soul and House music diva, UK Lesbian Rapper Mz Fontaine, European dance sensation Shena, plus the UK’s answer to Destiny’s Child 4Flava, one of the UK’s top belly dancer Cassia, up and coming rapper MC Chewy, young R’n’B singer Cory McLeod, UK Reggae artiste Guess, and others. The host this year was TV presenter and director, Trevor Blackman.

For more information visit www.outburstfestival.org

If you missed this event, another chance of attending a black pride offers itself on Saturday the 16th

The party will be taking place at Regent College, Regent's Park and will feature the likes of Leon Lopez (Hollyoaks and Brookside), Souls of Prophecy, Mz Fontaine, Michael Anthony, Ms Kimberly. Music will be supplied by Biggy C, Jeffrey Hinton, Nubian Soul, Saj, Gina K, Goodaz, Flex, DJ G, Philly, MC Tyron, amongst others.

There will also be a UK Black Pride's Got Talent Showcase and a Caribana World Tent showcasing music from around the world with DJs and performers such as Desire, Marvin Madix (MDB), MC Chewy and Guess. Also at hand will be a chillout zone, crazy play area, market place and information stalls.

Visit www.ukblackpride.org.ukfor more information.

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