The seventh annual Madison World Music Festival will be held from September 23-25, 2010, in the Memorial Union and at the Willy Street Fair. Several events, to be announced at a later date, will be held at Madison College.
Again this year, all events are free and open to the public. Patrons who wish to can donate online or send donations to: Wisconsin Union Theater / MWMF Fund, 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706. The festival organizers indicated that with diminishing funding, donations are needed and greatly appreciated.
As in past years, the festival brings extraordinary artists from around the world for free performances, workshops, lectures, films, and other outreach events. It offers many opportunities to dance and party as well as to enjoy traditional music and the signature stiltwalking puppets of Dragon Knights
Thursday, 9/23/10, Memorial Union:
6 pm Pietra Montecorvino (Sicily)
8 pm Kenge Kenge (Kenya)
10:00 pm Mahala Rai Banda (Romania)
Friday, 9/24/10, Memorial Union:
4:15 pm Barbara Furtuna (Sicily)
5:45 pm Dragon Knights (Veuns / San Diego)
6:15 pm Djarara march (Haiti/Brooklyn)
7:30 pm Ordo Sakhna (Kyrgyzstan)
9:15 pm Djarara performance on stage
10 pm The Sway Machinery (Jewish/NY)
Saturday, 9/25/09, Willy St. Fair:
1:45 pm Djarara on stage
2:30 pm Djarara and Dragon Knights (Veuns / San Diego) march
3 pm Khaira Arby (Mali)
4:15 pm Dragon Knights (Veuns / San Diego)
5 pm Cimarron (Colombia)
7:15 pm Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (Sierra Leone)
Saturday, 9/25/09, Memorial Union:
10 pm Joan Soriano Bachata dance party!
Buy recordings by the artists: Mahala Rai Band and Ghetto Blasters by Mahala Rai Band, Rise & Shine by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Living Like a Refugee by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Introducing Kenge Kenge, Italiana by Pietra Montecorvino