TDM is a new festival, taking place in Leicester on 27 & 28 May 2017.

TDM, meaning Truly Diverse Music, will be bringing music from around the world to the heart of Leicester.

The festival is the creation of Hannah McNally, a graduate from De Montfort University’s Arts and Festivals Management course. She has been able to bring the project to life thanks to co-operation and support from Horus Music – a global music distribution company.

WHAT’S ON @ TDM

The Exchange

Saturday 27 May 3-5pm

Sunday 28 May 5-7pm

Leicester-based artist collective, House of Verse, will be curating two never-before-seen events at The Exchange. They are keeping their plans under-wraps for these events for now, but you can expect something eclectic, electric and creative…

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Saturday 27 May 5-7pm: World Rock Event

57 – this South Korean rock band (pronounced Oh-Chill in Korean) are making the trip from their home country to Leicester to showcase their talent. With similarities to Royal Blood, the duo always leave a big impression using very little – just drums, a guitar and vocals.

MUHA – Nottingham-based band, MUHA, offer a new tradition in contemporary Eastern European music, influenced by a multicultural society. It is a fusion of Eastern European folklore, North Indian Kathak rhythms, Cuban beats and original lyrics.

A welcome treat for those that like their music a bit more unique and cultured than the norm. http://www.muha.co.uk/

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Sunday 28 May 3-5pm: Solo Sessions

Mudibu – originally from Burundi, a small East African country with a bloody history, Mudibu now resides in London. He made the journey to the UK aged just 16 years old and has never forgotten his homeland, using music to make sense of the society he grew up in. You don’t need to know details of his past or understand the language he sings in to feel the message conveyed in his songs.

Nia Songbird – this new, versatile, solo vocalist will be performing her unique blend of urban music, which ranges from house, hip hop and dub to jam, soul and funk. Chosen thanks to her performance at much-loved well-known Leicester venue, The Donkey, Nia’s fresh talent is a welcome addition to the line-up. This is hopefully a stepping stone in her already developing career.

Peepul Centre

Sunday 28 May 8-10:30pm: India Focus Event

The two acts for this event are both from the Rajasthan area of India. They are living embodiments of the Rajasthan landscape, providing a celebration of its vibrant and colourful lifestyle. Their music and dance a heady, exciting and hypnotic reflection of this exciting region of the world.

Circus Raj – consisting of Rajasthan’s elite street circus performers, Circus Raj combine their amazing skills to perform breathtaking acts of courage and bravery. They present a colourful, vibrant, fast-moving extravaganza of intrigue, drama, feats of daring, music, laughter and surprise.

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band – their diverse repertoire spans Rajasthani folk songs, Bollywood hits, spiritual qawwali and Bhangra beats.  These vividly costumed musicians cover the full spectrum of the evocative and joyous music that governs life in Rajasthan.

You can go here to get your tickets. Each event is being ticketed separately; allowing you to pick and choose what to see. By doing this, you will be able to have a more tailor-made TDM experience.

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