A FEAST in the street

Sun shone on the FEAST. Thanks to everyone who came, this imaginative event was a great success (we spotted our MP Mark Lazarowicz and a few other Leith Open Space supporters in the crowd).

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As the music began, people moved towards a makeshift stage in the middle of the Eating Place food market in Castle Street, where Mrs Szeto served Chinese tea at tables arranged between stalls selling cured meat and ostrich burgers.

One small worry was potential competition from the Malaysian Festival at the other end of the street. Magically, their band stopped playing when it was time for FEAST to begin and the musicians came to listen to the sound with real enthusiasm: FOUND playing woks as well as gongs and wood blocks, Kimho Ip on yang chin (a Chinese dulcimer) and Filip Davidse on saxophone. Together they produced a magical sound – and a celebration of interculturalism which is what Kimho’s event was all about.

See more on the FEAST website where we are told a film of the event will soon be available.

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