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Black History Month Wales Grand Finale 2012, photo; Inga K

This year sees Black History Month (BHM) Wales coincide with the World Music Expo (WOMEX) coming to Cardiff and the organisers have focused a whole host of activities around the theme of music from the African Diaspora.

With WOMEX drawing attention to the diversity of cultures and traditions that makes the global music scene as vibrant as it is today,Unity through Music promises to be a timely celebration of the great contribution music from Wales African Diaspora makes towards this overall scene.

Based on previous year s figure, over 10,000 people are anticipated to attend a lively programme of over 100 events across Wales throughout October, linked together through the titleUnity through Music: the Rhythm of the Diaspora for the sixth pan-Wales BHM. With special commissions, workshops and a photographic exhibition at St David s Hall by Inga K, there ll be a live music showcase at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) on 19October, which will mark five years of partnership between BHM and the WMC.

For full listings please see www.bhmwales.org.uk

Image:Black History Month Wales Grand Finale 2012, photograph: Inga K