World City Music Village festival
Cosmopolitan London at its creative best
The World City Music Village festival celebrates London’s diversity of cultures and faiths with 12 days of free music, performing arts and cultural events across the capital.
With more than 40 performances of music, dance and spoken word by well-known and emerging artists based in London, the World City Music Village, will bring the rich sounds and rhythms, dances and voices of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas to local and international audiences.
2012’s unmissable festival will include: Two FESTIVAL WEEKENDS, in popular South and East London parks; a Schools’ Programme at the Horniman Museum & Gardens, evening concerts in several venues across the city, and a Festival Club, with topical discussion, spoken word and music at the October Gallery in Central London.
This year’s opening Festival Weekend – 9 & 10 June – Horniman Museum & Gardens’ newly opened grounds hosts a 2-day showcase featuring the best of London’s very own world musicians, dancers and storytellers.
For the finale Festival Weekend - 16 & 17 June – Clissold Park in Hackney, East London’s recently revamped community park, hosts the World City Music Village returning after 19 years.
In its 25th edition, Europe’s longest-running festival of world cultures, the World City Music Village will explore London as a World City, looking at the city’s status as a global community, raising important questions around identity, belonging and interaction and in turn seek to build common ground for mutual cultural engagement and understanding.
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS
Official Link: http://www.culturalco-operation.org