Cross Culture Festival. 14th Edition
Cross Culture Festival
Warsaw | Poland
Cross Culture Festival is taking place since 2005. About 250 artists from 61 countries and 6 continents had already performed. It is the biggest presentation of world music and multi-culture in Poland. Program was prepared by Maria Pomianowska (art director), Maciej Szajkowski, Marta Dobosz, Anna Szewczuk-Czechu, Jakub Borysiak.
Angola, Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia in the program of this year’s edition of Cross Culture Festival. For the 14th time extraordinary artists will perform on festival’s stage. Despite their origin, every artist builds through music his story and identity.
This year, Africa comes to the first plan. The inauguration concert will be opened by Waldemar Bastos, vocalist with Portuguese origin, born in the borderland between Angola and Congo. The strength of his music are universal values: hope, unity and harmony amongst people. His artistic message is formed with words and his melancholic voice.
Surprise of this year's edition will be the coming of Mulatu Astatke – Ethiopian visionaire, called the creator of "ethio-jazz". The history of his career is also one about musical travel through three continents, and mutual interfusing of numerous music styles and genres.
Guests will have the opportunity to see a legendary formation from Senegal – Baobab Orchestra. Their music is the essence of Afro-Cuban style – it is one of the most important African music groups.
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