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Spitalfields Got Soul 2011

As investors in the local community, Exemplar was delighted to be asked to sponsor the annual concert celebrating Black History Month held at the Old Spitafields Market in London in October. Black History Month is an observance of the history of the African diaspora in a number of countries outside of Africa and celebrates community.

The event was opened by Spitalfields Councillor Helal Abbas together with the leader of the LBTH Labour group, Councillor Joshua Peck.  The event was hosted by Phil Gannon and backed by the Mighty Dukes Band.  House diva Angie Brown, Manuela Pannizio, Noreen Stewart and Ricci P Washington all paid tribute to great singers of our past and present including Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley. Other highlights included the music maestro Rick James on his guitar, poetry from Anna Mae, the break dancing phenomenon of Two and a Half Men (Britians Got Talent) and the awesome Spitalfields Bangra dancers.

A hugely fun afternoon with great spirit and entertainment all round. Our thanks to the organisers from Crystal Enterprises.