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Casablanca Club comes to life

Casablanca Club

Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) will bring to life a piece of Butetown history on 20 November. Paying homage to Tiger Bay’s iconic music venue Casablanca Club, Casa B Side will showcase local artists to celebrate the legendary tunes of Butetown.

Casablanca Club

The night will see a musical feast of jazz, hip hop, soul and more. Image credit: Jon Pountney

“These shows are important so that people participate in live music,” says local DJ Keith Murrell. “It’s important for WMC to interact with all kinds of people as well as for the community to feel welcome at WMC and other mainstream institutions.”

Hannah Wynn Jones from WMC said, everyone who worked on the event last year had a wonderful time. Image credit: Jon Pountney

Hosted on WMC’s foyer stage, the live music event will see a night of jazz, funk, hip hop and reggae from Li Harding with The Gary Phillips Trio, Messiah Dub Club, Roots & Branches and more.

Hannah Wynn Jones from WMC said, “Casa B Side couldn’t happen without the support and talent of local artists and the community. There’s a lot of love for a place that welcomed everybody, something the Centre aspires to.”

Initially a Bethel Chapel, the building on Mount Stuart Square transformed into one of Butetown’s last nightclubs. Image credit: Anthony Campbell

Initially a Bethel Chapel, the building on Mount Stuart Square transformed into one of Butetown’s last nightclubs. Image credit: Anthony Campbell

Here is a video from last year’s Night at the Casablanca at Wales Millennium Centre. Courtesy: WMC

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