University of Herts hosting May Festival

PUBLISHED: 10:17 12 May 2011

History of the Samba

History of the Samba


AN annual May festival at the University of Herts in Hatfield is well underway with guest artists from all over the world appearing.

The Mayfest also features staff and students of the university in a festival of cultural diversity which ranges from samba and flamenco to classical and indie.

Still to come at the festival is N’Faly Kouyate and Dunyakan with their Afro beat tomorrow evening (Friday) and Rhythms of the City – Os Tempos Do Samba, a cultural journey in song, rhythm, music and dance tracing the history of Brazil’s national artform, on Saturday night.

The Jane Turner Dance Company with contemporary dance-theatre is putting on a performance next Wednesday, May 18,

The Mayfest is being held across the two Hatfield campuses and most events are free. To find out more go to for call the UHArts box office on 01707 281127.

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