by / June 21st, 2010 /

Festival of World Cultures Dates and Details

The Festival of World Cultures, a Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council event, has announced new dates and more details for its tenth anniversary fest, scheduled for July 23rd through the 25th. This year’s line-up includes appearances by Algerian King of Raï, Khaled, as well as Amiina, the former Sigur Rós string section.

Also on the line-up are West Africa’s Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré, and Japanese group The Nippon Dub Ensemble. In total, the Festival of World Cultures features over 800 artists from 33 countries in 180 events.

Another highlight of this year’s festival is a special one-time collaborative ‘Homeland’ performance by Iarla Ó’Lionáird, Tanya Tagaq and Adjágas, which explores the landscapes of their birthplaces in West Cork, Nunavut and Sámpi.

There will be stages of traditional Irish music at the Kingston Hotel, a faith space for meeting Buddhist Monks from India’s Drepung Loseling Monastery, various family-friendly events, and numerous other performances, workshops, markets, and attractions. The entire weekend will be covered live online via the festival website’s ‘Radio Hemisphere’ feature.

For more info and to purchase tickets visit www.festivalofworldcultures.com.

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