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Simo Lagnawi, UK Ambassador of Gnawa Culture

  • Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road, Portsmouth (map)

Join Portsmouth Festivities at the Edge of the Wedge in Albert Road for a special evening with Ambassador of Gnawa Culture in the UK, Simo Lagnawi.

Simo endeavours to spread understanding of the sacred Gnawa tradition, and to introduce his own movements of Gnawa fusion to wider audiences.

Let Simo and his friends transport you to Morocco for an enthralling evening of world music. Plus! Special guests The People's Lounge.

Tickets are £6, and doors open from 8:00pm.

Simo’s visit to Portsmouth ties in with Journeys Festival International’s Festivities Refugee Week (19th — 25th June), a programme of warm-up events ahead of Journeys Festival itself, taking place in Portsmouth from the 18th to the 28th October.

Portsmouth Festivities 2018

From Friday 15th to Sunday 24th June 2018, Portsmouth Festivities host a ten-day programme of artistic and cultural events. This year, Portsmouth Festivities celebrates the theme of ‘FREEDOM’, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage and the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Events will explore ideas of creative freedom in a wide-ranging programme of music, theatre, talks, and film, and so much more.

Enquiries? Call 02392 681 390, email, or visit the Portsmouth Festivities website.