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Gib World Music Festival is ‘Obrigado’

Gibraltar Productions has announced that this year’s edition of the Gibraltar World Music Festival will celebrate cultures of Lusophone (Portuguese speaking countries) with music, workshops and a street party. The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Obrigado’. The artistic program will include musicians from Portugal, Brazil and Cape Verde who will perform in St Michael’s Cave on 23 June: The gusts singers are Carmen Souza, Marcio Faraco and Carminho.

The patron of the this year’s World Music programme is the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the sponsors will include the Government of Gibraltar, the Parasol Foundation and Kusuma Trust.

One of the aims of the Festival has always been to create a platform of involvement for the young generations and this year the organisers have prepared an extensive program of activities for the students with the special support of Kusuma Trust called ‘Come to my home / Come to my school’.

WORLD MUSIC FEST CarmenSouza_GWMF2016

This is a scientific, cultural and artistic event initiated by Driss Alaoui Mdaghri, former minister and active figure in Moroccan civil society who has also participated in past events. The project will mix arts, cultures and nationalities and will be based on the principles of freedom, collaborative creativity, mixing and creative dialogue of cultures, the cardinal values ??of the World Cultures Foundation.

“The goal of this educational program is to create a cultural activity that benefits the students in Gibraltar, cultivate a love of reading and art, music and poetry and represent a valuable contribution to cultural animation of Gibraltar. Artists from Morocco, Senegal, France, Italy, USA, Spain, China, Japan, Mali, Burkina Fasso, India, Australia, Iran, Turkey, Estonia and Canada will participate in this activity organised in conjunction with the Department of Education,” said a spokesperson for the GWMF.

This year Spotify will also become the festival’s ‘streaming partner’ and users will be able to browse all their playlists and also have the option to Follow Gibraltar World Music Festival profile (https://open.spotify.com/user/gwmfestival).

WORLD MUSIC FEST Marcio_GWMF2016

Meanwhile Gibraltar Productions is looking for senior volunteers to be part of GWMF 2016 production Team. The‘Senior Team’ upon successful applications will be part of several activities including hospitality management, VIP coordination and care, front of house and backstage management.

“Successful applicants will be an important part of the production team and will have access to all events of the Festival. They will also get a chance to meet all musicians attending the festival,” added the spokesman.

Tickets for the concert will be available at 92 Irish Town at £30 (General Public) and £25 (Senior Citizens and Students).

Other sponsors include: JYSKE Bank, SG Hambros Bank (Gibraltar) Limited, Hyperion, Deloitte, Cuca Beer, Hassans, Gibtelecom, Margaux Philantrhopy, EMID Gibraltar, Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa  and Sunborn Gibraltar Hotel.