It’s the Cali-R festive special

Christmas falls on Saturday (December 5) this year for fans of Cali-R events, when Odyssey and their support band headline the Christmas Special at Dunstable Leisure Centre.

Odyssey – now fronted by Steven Collazo, son of group founder Lillian Lopez – were Top Ten regulars in the 70s and 80s with such favourites as Native New Yorker, Use It Up And Wear It Out and Going Back To My Roots. They’ve topped the charts all over the world and have recorded songs in Yoruba, Xhosa, French, Spanish, Italian and even a dialect called Yanyego – a mixture of African and Spanish that originated in Cuba.

Cali-R promoter Sid Hudson said: “Odyssey have always been a top-class group and they were sensational the last time they played at Cali-R. It’s going to be another great night!”

> Tickets cost £18 from the Leisure Centre in Court Drive, Dunstable (01582 608107); Big Stuff, Queensway, Dunstable (01582 666678); Vinyl Revelations, Cardigan Street, Luton (01582 876391); or via www.cali-r.com