Globaltica Festival 2010
The Globaltica Festival explores ethnic themes and inspirations in contemporary culture, discovering areas in which tradition becomes trendy and contemporary culture becomes tradition. Traditionally, main event will take place in the end of July in Park Kolibki - beatiful nature enclave between Gdynia and Sopot. Globaltica is a unique musical and cultural event on an international scale. Over three days, the festival will feature concert events at the historical Kolibki Park: Maria Pomianowska and Friends, Fanfare Vagabontu from Romania and Moldova, and Radiokijada (a group of artists from Peru, Switzerland, and France) on July 23. On July 24, performers include: Polish group Psio Krew, Troitsa from Belarus, Mercedes Peón (Spain / Galicia), and Ska Cubano (Jamaica / Cuba / Britain / Japan). On July 25, the Municipal Theatre's Summer Stage will close the festival with a performance by Lani Singers from West Papua and traditional Tibetan dance from the Tashi Lhunpo monastery.
Organisers have planned many additional attractions, including an evening of travel films on 12 July and an exhibition of ethnic festival posters from all over the world on display from 16 - 31 July. July 22 - 24 at the Debiut Gallery, monks from the Tashi Lhunpo monastery will create a mandala from coloured sand. Once completed, it will be destroyed during a traditional ceremony and the sand will be poured into the sea. The monks will also hold workshops for children and adults, who will be able to try their hand at making sand mandalas, prayer flags, and other Tibetan arts and crafts. On 24 July, Maria Pomianowska will hold a workshop for children entitled "Seeking Sounds of the World".
Globaltica is an initiative put together by culture animators from the Liberty Cultural Foundation and the Ucho / Ear Foundation. The first festival was held at the Ucho Music Club in Gdynia in October 2005. The festival has featured Cesaria Evora, Goran Bregović, Sinead O'Connor, and many artists and groups from the world's most fascinating regions for inspiring art and music of the past and present.
More information: http://globaltica.pl/en/