FESTIVAL JOURNEY: Around The World

The Festival is a truly global affair, bringing acts from all corners of the world together to perform in Norwich. Originating from Brisbane, Australia, Casus Circus headlines the Adnams Spiegeltent with their incredible latest circus show Driftwood, New York City based Naturally 7 bring their distinct and charming a cappella style to gospel, R&B, soul and jazz, and Colombian legend Totó la Momposina brings street music from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. A taste of Portugal and Angola arrives with Throes + The Shine as they bring an infectious energy to the Festival, and Akram Khan Company tell a poignant tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh in Chotto Desh. Hailing from Northern Estonia, fiddler/singer Maarja Nuut combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics, and as part of the City of Literature Weekend we welcome two of Mexico’s finest journalists – Lydia Cacho and Anabel Hernández – to talk about their international campaigns to lay bare the shocking corruption and violence of their government.