Istanbul, Turkey – Istanbul will host the 4th edition of the World Music Fiesta, Conference & Fair known as Strictly Mundial. The event will take place April 21-24, 2004
Strictly Mundial is a touring and showcasing event supervised by the European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF). Previous editions have taken place in Zaragoza/Spain (2000), Salvador de Bahia/Brazil (2001), and Marseilles/France (2003). Strictly Mundial Istanbul 2004 is produced by Istanbul-based company artmaxx.
All events will take place in the heart of Istanbul, in the area around the city’s busiest area, Taksim. For centuries, Taksim has been the settlement of citizens from different origins. Nowadays, it has turned into a compact and famous cultural hotspot where day and night you can find any kind of event and entertainment. In addition, you have a breathtaking view from the festival venue over the beautiful Bosporus connecting Europe and Asia.
This city is a perfect place for bringing together the musics of the world at the crossroads of the cultures.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.