IJD 2021

Shows

Discover the concerts and shows proposed by the countries participating in the Festival of Cultures!

And stay tuned to discover the line up of the Festival of Cultures!

ARGENTINA

"Sou Assim" | "This is who I am - Afro Woman" | Kulily Afrofeminist Women's Artistic Collective

To commemorate the International Day for Women of African Descent (25 July 2021), the Ministry of Culture of Argentina created Así soy, mujer afro: a video-dance to disseminate and recognize the struggles of Afro women and reflect on the construction of a more inclusive society that values diversity as a contribution to national culture. 

 

 

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ARGENTINA

"Jikele Maweni" - Miriam Makeba | Cover by Emanuel Ntaka & Boehmi

Emanuel Ntaka and Rodrigo Gonzalez give life to BOEHMI, a fusion of techniques that carry their own expression and interpretation. They are two sounds that bring with them influences, ideas, and diverse backgrounds of genres of ancestral roots, such as Afro music and flamenco, which then coexist, leaving behind something specific and punctual to become a cultural intertwining.

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ARGENTINA

Graciano 4 Quartet | Mandinga

"Tango has its "mother" in the Milonga, music with african roots which arrived in Rio de La Plata along with slaves shipped to the port of Buenos Aires" (Julian Graciano)

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CONGO

Special Concert: Les Bantous de la Capitale given during International Jazz Day 2021

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CUBA

Presentation "Dahomeño" of the Conjunto Folclórico Nacional 

Choregraphy by Manolo Micler

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CUBA

The Timbalaye musical project advocates the danceable musical genre of rumba, with Nelson López Carrillo as musical director and Frank Oropesa as the project's general producer. 

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Yoruba Andabo

Yoruba Andabo is a remarkable Cuban musical group formed in 1961 that enjoys great prestige inside and outside Cuba. A true example of the authenticity and versatility needed to take on folk and popular traditions, always representing the great diversity of the Cuban essence.

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CUBA

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas are a famous Cuban professional rumba music group that has toured the world. Today it is a proud institution and a bastion of national culture.

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GERMANY

TIBEB ONLINE is an online platform created by the Goethe Institut that serves as a link for art and culture. It displays the work of artists and creatives and can be enjoyed from all around the world.

Enjoy a show by Sounds of Addis!

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ITALY

XXI Week of the Italian Language in the World, dedicated to Dante Alighieri

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ITALY

Theatrical performance by Spazio Teatro No'hma 'Journey by sea and land in search poetry and beauty'

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MOROCCO

Fez Festival of Sufi Culture

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PORTUGAL

The Modalatus Project

Musical project created by Iury Matias (guitarist) and Laura Rui (singer), who seek through improvisation and creativity to establish a dialogue between Brazilian and Portuguese music and jazz, where rhythm and world sounds acquire a central role in the conception of arrangements and re-readings of the repertoire chosen by the duo. Open space for original compositions where experimentation and spontaneity know no limits.

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PORTUGAL

"Tudo quanto vi- um poema coreográfico para Sophia"| All that I have seen - a choreographic poem for Sophia" 

A performance by Companhia de Dança em Diálogos 

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PORTUGAL

"Encontros” | "EntArtes Escola de Dança" 

A show created by "EntArtes Escola de Dança" in the scope of the Centenary of Birth of Amália Rodrigues. "EntArtes Escola de Dança" was born in Braga 9 years ago. It promotes the education of children and young people through Dance. Throughout the years, nationally and worldwide, it has seen its work recognised by the shows it presents on several stages.

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PORTUGAL

Dissonância - Concert Designed by JAS and Ango-Jazz

Show performed on October 5, 2021 as part of the launch of the Biennale of Luanda, in which Portuguese artist João Alexandrino, AKA JAS, joined the Ango-Jazz Orchestra to interpret, at the Casa da Música - Luanda, in real time, a repertoire that combines Jazz with Portuguese intervention music and Angolan popular music.

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RWANDA

Shared Stories : Clouding Memories of Home

Shared Stories deals with experiences on the topics of war, genocide, diaspora and home in relation to the conflicts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda in the 1990s.

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RWANDA

Labor of Love

"Mashirika released a play in a way to pay tribute and express gratitude to everyone who contributed in the fight for freedom and liberation of Rwanda. Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company which is known for being at the forefront of using theatre for development and using art in various forms to tell the message of Rwanda, especially, made a play which is so ‘touching and heart melting’." [The New-York Times]

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URUGUAY

Festival de Invierno – Jazz del Uruguay

The Instituto Nacional de Música and Sodre present the Winter Festival "Jazz del Uruguay" that was held from 31 August to 4 September 2021 at the Hugo Balzo Hall. 

This festival is part of the National Institute of Music's actions to promote, develop and disseminate the music of Uruguay, and is a joint initiative that aims to reflect the particular imprint of Uruguayan jazz through the compositions of national artists.

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Disclaimer

The ideas and opinions expressed on this page are those of the countries; they do not necessarily represent the views of UNESCO and the Organization hereby declines all liability. The designation employed and the presentation of material throughout the National Pavilion or this webpage do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Organization, concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities, or concerning its frontiers or boundaries. 

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