Stockholm, Sweden – The royal capital of Sweden will be hosting the Kista World Music Festival October 19-23 of 2004. Kista is a celebration of art, dance, culture and tradition.
The artists scheduled for 2004 include: Persian modern dance troupe Namah Ensemble & Zarbang (USA/Iran/Norway); Turkish folklore singer, Sabahat Akkiraz (Turkey); Greek folk music act Taximi (Sweden); Kurdish singer,Jalal Naghshbandi (Sweden); Nordic folk music by Gjallarhorn (Finland); Balkan band Süperstar Orkestar (Sweden); hip-hop by Ávalon (Sweden); Bengali pop/folk music by Rebel on Rhythm (Sweden); reggae band The Ridgetown Massive (Sweden); Persian trio: Trio Chehre (Sweden); and Ali Baba Shejk’n’Belly Club (Sweden). There will be workshops of traditional Turkish art and folk music: Song with Sabahat Akkiraz. Baglama with Tuncay Balcyi. Ney with Zafer Tastan. Zurna with Zafer Tastan. Fluidity and strength: Flamenco and Persian dance workshop with Banafsheh Sayyad from Namah Ensemble.