CASMA (Central Area Schools’ Music Association) is an annual festival that brings primary school pupils together to sing. For the 30th anniversary of CASMA performances, mass choirs of KS2 pupils from across the county come together to collaborate in an exciting, specially commissioned musical work representing the 6 South Asian seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Monsoon & Harvest. Some of the music is in English and some of the music is in other languages including Tamil and Bengali. It fuses Western music with traditional Indian songs through to Bollywood style, with influences from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Leading up to the performances, the children will have worked with critically acclaimed Bengali singer Sohini Alam, her band Khiyo with composer and arranger Oliver Weeks, and conducted by The Come and Sing Company.
The performance will be held at OPEN in Norwich. There will be three performances, Monday 5 – Wednesday 7 February. Each school will attend one performance. Check below to find out which night your school will be performing on.
Monday 5 February
|Tuesday 6 February||Wednesday 7 February|
Edward Worlledge School
Your family can buy tickets for the concert online through Ticketsource, on sale from early January. Please make sure to purchase tickets in advance as there will be no tickets available to buy on the door. If your child has free school meals then you can contact your school office to get a free ticket.
Tickets are in three categories and seats are unreserved:
- Balcony: £10, £8 concessions
- Front Auditorium: £8, £6 concessions
- Back Auditorium: £5, £4 concessions
Schools and parents can access resources for this project by clicking here. You will need the password to access the page, which can be found in the project information pack given to schools.
In addition to these CASMA performances, Norfolk Music Hub is running South Asian Fusion creative workshops – find out more here.