Two events coming up at the Drum arts centre in Aston.
On 28th March the Drum then presents Roots Reggae Salute with IQulah Rastafari, Vivian Jones, Barry Dread, Ras Lawi and The Giddeon Family, saluting the victory of the Battle of Adwa, Ethiopia 1896.
With live stage performances from artists and performers with a strong roots reggae musical background, this show will be an evening for lovers of conscious roots music, with spectacular music from DJ Stormy.
The show will pay homage to the Ethiopian empire’s victory over the Kingdom of Italy near the town of Adwa, Ethiopia, in Tigray, which was a climactic battle of the first Italo-Ethiopian War 1896.
Tickets are £12 (£15 OTD)
Then on 25th April the Drum and GL360 presents an evening of poetry and music as Faith meets Art, with powerful poets and stunning singers. It will be both spiritual and inspirational.
Manifest have a remarkable following and is fast becoming a must-attend event. Alongside the regular, seasoned poets and performers, Manifest is a platform for up and coming Spoken Word poets, musicians and artists who feel that their blend of Faith and Art is something that you and the world alike would love to hear. Manifest is set to catapult fresh faces into the Spoken Word scene that is so prevalent in Birmingham. A night where anything is possible, all are welcome.
Tickets are only £7.50 (£5), with a special offer of two for £13.
To book for either event call The Drum Box Office on 0121 333 2444, or visit www.the-drum.org.uk