The staff of the Centre Flog Popular Traditions chose a nice play on words in giving the title to the thirty-eighth edition of the festival “Music of the people”, to be held in Florence from 28 September to 1 November. And that is: “Dance in ecstasy,” to emphasize a direct reference to all concerned and at the same time, the mystique of the dance traditions from around the world. From around the world, in fact, come bands performing in various theaters and auditoriums in the city. And with reference to the traditional dances of various parts of the world are offering courses and workshops, edited by scholars, musicians and associations. On 5 and 6 October in the program, Flog Auditorium, the workshop of African dance by the association Matoké; October 13, always the auditorium, there will be the stage of Egyptian dance, by the choreographer and dancer Suraya Hilal; October 18, at the Dante theater (Campi Bisenzio), the group I musicanti del piccolo borgo will hold a concert-lesson on Italian folk music and dance.
Among the artists who will enrich the program of the 2013 edition, there are Palsandae (South Korea), Namrta Rai (India), Wamali Percussions (Guinea), “Ceremony” with Odara Timba (Cuba), monks of the Monastery of Tashi Lhunpo (Tibet), and Quintet Despues (Argentina), Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino.
The full program is available here.
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