About & Ethos
Harambee Pasadia is a 4-day music festival in celebration of diverse cultures, foods, music, artists, and fusions of the African and Pan-African diaspora. Harambee is Swahili for 'Let's get together' and Pasadia in Spanish means 'to spend the day'. Let's get together and spend the day is our motto. Harambee Pasadia is the first Afro Fusion Arts Festival in the North East of England.
Harambee Pasadia is a weekend full of cultural and educational experiences for the whole family, bringing together local, national, and international musicians, dancers, visual artists, circus and theatre practitioners, wellbeing experts, cultural practitioners, sports, and food vendors to create an atmosphere that celebrates the African and Pan-African Diaspora.
Harambee Pasadia is a grassroots effort and meeting place for local communities, artists, and leaders to come together, revolutionise how we communicate, network, collaborate, learn, and share best practice. Our vision is to create a community and network of artists, thinkers, activists, community leaders, and volunteers of all ages who can come together, inspire one another, and work together in a sustainable way. It is also a space where cultural organisations and local business can come to test out ways to connect, engage and work with people from diverse populations.
Harambee Pasadia CIC was created by Hannabiell Sanders and Yilis Suriel. Learn more about Hannabiell & Yilis.