ArtsFest 99, Birmingham 10 - 12 Sept. THE HIGHLIGHTS.
The sensational event took place in the heart of the country's second city.
With over 250 events spanning music from, drama, dance, comedy, visual arts
and club DJ's.
Performers ranging from Ballet dancers, Jazz musicians, Indian Classical
Dancers, Pop/Rock Bhangra Groups and Dancers, Salsa, Egyptian Dancers and
workshops. It was a fun packed entertaining event. A multitude of artists
Saturday 11th, evening, outdoor, Centenary Square the crowd were
entertained by the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Gospel Group, Kokouma Dance,
the BBC Last Night at the Proms.
10:45pm, THE MAIN STAGE (outdoor, Centenary Square.)
Nina Nannar (BBC Midlands Today reporter) introduced THE SAHOTAS on stage
and what an entrance it was.
They kicked off the show with the:
"SAHOTAS REGGAE BOLIYAAN". The multicultural audience danced in the sheer
amazement of the BHANGRA VIBE as THE SAHOTA BEAT ROCKED Birmingham City
Then the boys performed the cover version Punjabi song "PUTT JATTAN DEH"
which went down well with the locals. Out came the arms and HOI, HOI'S with
some Bruuaaa's and Balle Balle's, Chakk de phattey!
The hott salsa like beats of "HEERIE" this track went down a storm with the
audience as they enjoyed the elements of brass, heavy tabla's, and Indian
feel to the great dancefloor track. Mukhtar dropped in the JUNGLE BEATS for
the masses this role of percussion created a party atmosphere. It was
crazy........but really good.
The last song was the popular "HASS HOGIA" the vocals of Surjit were
The song taken from "THE RIGHT TIME" album was well appreciated by the
The whole performance was projected on the BBC screen above the stage.
Local gig goers were dancing in Broad street (which was closed off for the
The audience was "livin lavida loca" (livin the crazy life)!!
The 3 day successful festival was worth checkin out, see you there next