Asociatia ESCU has announced that the fourth edition of WORLD EXPERIENCE FESTIVAL, shortly WE Festival, highlighting the new concept of the multicultural platform, The Embassies Festival, will take place between 3-9 September 2018, in the heart of Bucharest, at ARCUB (September 3-9) and Titan Park (September 7-9).
The initiative is designed as platform for the foreign communities living in Romania and its neighborhood to promote the most valuable cultural patrimony of their countries among the European audience.
The event a world’s experimentation program under a unique sensory concept dedicated to the world’s musicality and forms of knowledge of the cultural diversity through the comprehensive power of music and sounds.
The 4th edition of the Embassies Festival, under the new name, will take a new step further in experiencing the world through 5 primordial senses, by outlining an immersive journey around the world by celebrating the sense of sound & music, as a bearer of much cultural significance. Equally important, the festival will also allow many different audiences, both national and international, to gain an insight into cultures through the enjoyment of music, as a universal language that draws people together.
More than 70 embassies, cultural institutes, international organizations and ethnic communities from all corners of the world are invited to participate; the event is organized under the auspices of Romanian Commission for UNESCO and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with a main focus on the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the Romanian Centenary program, dedicated to cultural and creative sectors.
Theme: The Sounds of the World
World Experience Festival proposes a creative and innovative approach to the concept of experimenting the world and intercultural dialogue by outlining an immersive journey around the world about the sense of sound & music celebration.
World Experience Festival is a signature event in Romania and a moment of multicultural inspiration in Bucharest, an absolutely necessary project on the country’s cultural scene, being able to celebrate the world’s cultural heritage, conveying messages of respect, tolerance and openness to the rest of the world. The event is especially an opportunity for intercultural institutional cooperation that simply invites the public to feel at a smaller scale what it truly means to be World Citizens.
With 3 successful previous editions, the previously named platform-event, The Embassies Festival, managed to enhance the cooperation and cultural dialogue between more than 60 nationalities, represented either by their diplomatic missions, cultural institutes, cultural NGOs, international organizations, ethnic groups or even minorities associations. The World Experience Festival is a unique project through its specificity and has a huge cultural impact as it interrogates the possibilities of contact between cultures through very different artistic and authentic expressions.
The festival will bring on the same stage artists and musicians from: Sudan, Italy, Cyprus, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Iran, Indonesia, Congo, Syria, Ireland, India, Palestine, Croatia, Japan, Albania, Romania and other countries.
The 4th edition of the festival will feature a curated program of exhibitions, conferences, cinema screenings and multicultural shows that will showcase musicians from many areas around the globe, ranging from native music, jazz improvisations, electronic music with roots and folk influences.
– Ahalina Folklore Group (Sudan)
– Terrasonora (Italy)
– Sora, Iwung Foundation (Indonesia)
– Antama (Cyprus)
– Roots Revival (Iran, Syria)
– Balkan Taksim (Romania)
– Marthin Marcos (Argentina)
– The Capoeira Vadiação Group și Barbarossa Samba (Brazil, Romania)
– Sin Fronteras (Peru)
– Marthas´s Band (Cuba)
– Swar Arpan (India)
– Serenada (Albania)
– Karaševska Zora (Croatia)
– Steysha School of Irish Dancing
– Ikhaya Band (West Africa- Ghana, Guineea)
Check the general program of the WE Festival’s fourth edition here.
Free entrance for the visitors during the entire period of the festival in all locations.
All participant countries can be found here.
The Romania Journal supports the festival as media partner.