Creative Cities of Music on stage at the upcoming World Music Festival in Hamamatsu
From 3 to 6 November, Hamamatsu will be hosting the 2016 edition of the World Music Festival, organized in cooperation with 12 other Creative Cities of Music: Adelaide, Bologna, Brazzaville, Ghent, Hanover, Idanha-a-Nova, Katowice, Kingston, Liverpool, Mannheim, Salvador, Seville, and Tongyeong. This unique music festival opens its line-up to the world’s musical genres and instruments from diverse cultures, so as to promote cultural diversity and the limitless potential of music to nurture social cohesion and intercultural dialogue.
The concert by distinguished musicians from Hamamatsu and 12 other Creative Cities of Music will be the highlight of the festival. Led by the composer Jun Miyake, the band will play pieces emphasizing on the linkages between tradition and innovation. This “Music exchange concert” will cover several themes untitled “Chorus×Symphony!”, “Samba×Brass Band!”, “Piano! Piano! Piano!”, and “Percussion!”, to highlight fruitful artistic exchanges between musicians from all around the world.
The programme also comprises a Folk Music Concert to which will be associated several other performances including the World Heritage designated Javanese wayang kulit shadow puppet theater, the Gamelan percussive instruments and dance, as well as a performance by Namgar Lkhasaranova, a renowned artist from the Republic of Buryatia.
Click to know more about Hamamatsu’s World Music Festival: http://www.wmf2016.jp