World music boosts village charity

MUSICIANS aged from seven to seventy have been performing music from around the world to raise money for the Debenham First Responders.Up to 300 people flocked to the evening, which included six bands performing African and Brazilian rhythms at the community centre in Debenham, near Eye.

MUSICIANS aged from seven to seventy have been performing music from around the world to raise money for the Debenham First Responders.

Up to 300 people flocked to the evening, which included six bands performing African and Brazilian rhythms at the community centre in Debenham, near Eye.

The recent event raised about �350 for the responders, residents with medical training who live and work in the thriving village, arriving very quickly at an incident to help save lives.

Jim Burgess, organiser, said: “There was up to 300 people in the hall and musicians were aged from six or seven to 70. The children killed the audience, they were just so cute,

“It was a fantastic event, a really good evening, with an amazing atmosphere. We hope to do it again next year now.”

The groups taking part were the Ipswich Drum School, Emangee, Drumzkool, Djansa, Djululu and the Samboomba Samba Band .