Madison World Music Festival festival will be held September 14-17, 2011 at the Memorial Union and the Willy Street Fair in Madison, Wisconsin (USA). All events are free and open to the public.
As in past years, the festival brings extraordinary artists from around the world, offering many opportunities to dance and party as well as to enjoy traditional and sacred music. The signature stilt walking puppets of Dragon Knights will return too—and, for the first time ever, offer an all-ages workshop on Saturday, 9/16.
6:30, Chai Found Music Workshop, Taiwan, Wisconsin Union Theater
7:00 pm, Film: “Cultures of Resistance,” Play Circle
8:30 pm, Nawal, Comoros Islands, Sufi music, Wisconsin Union Theater
9 pm, Film: “Cultures of Resistance,” Play Circle
9 pm, Frigg, Finland, Memorial Union Terrace (Rain: Rathskeller)
5 pm, Dragon Knights, Terrace
5:30 pm, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Italy, Memorial Union Terrace
7:20 pm, Dragon Knights, Wisconsin Union Theater and Terrace
7:30 pm, Chai Found Music Workshop, Taiwan, Terrace
8 pm Kutumba, Nepal, Wisconsin Union Theater
9:30 pm, Blitz the Ambassador, Ghana/US, Memorial Union Terrace
Friday, 9/16 Rain Schedule, Wisconsin Union Theater:
5 pm, Dragon Knights
5:30 pm, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Italy
7 pm, Chai Found Music Workshop, Taiwan
8 pm, Dragon Knights
8:30 pm Kutumba, Nepal
10 pm, Blitz the Ambassador, Ghana/US
Saturday, Sept. 17:
Noon: workshop: “Puppetry—Big and Small” with Dragon Knights, Wisconsin Union Stage
1:45, Luisa Maita, Brazil, Madison World Music Festival at Willy St. Fair
3 pm, Dragon Knights, Madison World Music Festival at Willy St. Fair
3:30, Marco Calliari, Italy/Canada, Madison World Music Festival at Willy St. Fair
5 pm, Dragon Knights, Madison World Music Festival at Willy St. Fair
5:30, Sergent Garcia, France, Madison World Music Festival at Willy St. Fair
7:30, Bomba Estereo, Colombia, Madison World Music Festival at Willy St. Fair
9:30 pm, Sergent Garcia, France, Memorial Union Terrace (Rain: Rathskeller)
On Saturday, 9/17, Greyhound offers free hourly shuttle service to the festival. Shuttle departs from Memorial Union to Willy St: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm. Shuttle returns to Memorial Union: 3:30 pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm
Patrons are welcome to donate online or send donations to: Wisconsin Union Theater / MWMF Fund, 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706. Individual donations of any size are appreciated and help secure the future of the festival.
Presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts Committee in collaboration with the Willy Street Fair. Other sponsors include American Family Insurance, Anonymous Fund, Associated Students of Madison, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Evjue Foundation, Greyhound Bus, National Endowment for the Arts, and UW Credit Union. Media & community sponsors include WORT, 89.9 FM, Wisconsin Public Radio, WSUM 91.7, JAMZ 91.3, The Onion, Capital City Hues, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, WUD Film, International Student Services.