Living Music Cultures at Globaltica World Cultures Festival 2011 in Poland

Afro Cuban All Stars

Globaltica World Cultures Festival will be held July 29-31, 2011, in Gdynia, Poland. The musical line-up this year features Afro-Cuban all Stars (Cuba), Bonga (Angola), Besh O Drom (Hungary), Kilema (Madagascar) and many more.

Globaltica is an extraordinary festival in the Polish summer events calendar. The main goal of the World Cultures Festival is to show multicultural contents and coming closer to traditions and religions.

What is important is that the festival aims to show all of these not as a museum exhibition, but as a living culture, a part of today’s life,” says artistic director Piotr Pucylo. “It features contemporary artists inspired by tradition and roots of the places they come from, “translated” into a modern language of artistic and social communication. The main area of artistic output is music. However, the festival always includes a presentation of works from other artistic realms, such as literature, arts or film.”

Globaltica is mainly located in the historical Kolibki Park in Gdynia – a spacious meadow surrounded by trees and situated by the sea, not far from the city center, by the main alley on the border between Gdynia and Sopot. “The natural advantages of the place, incomparably better than the closed space of a concert hall, foster the creation of a unique event on a high artistic level,” says Piotr Pucylo.

Artists who have played at the festival during past years are: Bassekou Kouyate (Mali), Natacha Atlas (UK/Egypt), Vinicius Cantuaria (Brazil), Oi Va Voi (UK), Sinead O’Connor (UK), Seun Kuti (Nigeria), Toy Vivo (Israel), Goran Bregovic, (Serbia), Burning Spear (Jamaica), Ba Cissoko (Guinea), Cesaria Evora (Cabo Verde), Cheikh Lo (Senegal), Mahmoud Fadl (Egypt), Yat-Kha (Tuva), Ska Cubano (UK/Cuba/Jamaica), Radiokijada (Peru), Mercedes Peon (Spain) etc

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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