A winter market at Palm Tree Park with 30 stalls, ranging from food to arts and crafts is among the attractions at this years World Music Day tomorrow/
Jazz, soul, funk, rock, electro, reggae and many other musical genres are set to be celebrated with vigorous enthusiasm and in a cheerful and festive atmosphere by both amateur and professional musicians. A total of 39 performers by upcoming and established artists are featuring throughout the day at Palm Tree Park and later in the evening at the Warehouse Theatre. The Fate of Miss H, Enchante, Formula Band, Blend, the Tschuku Tschukus, Savannah Afros, Ngatu, Priscilla Dessert Queen, are among the artists performing.
Alexandrine Guinot, communication officer at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC), who is also the organiser of the event, the family-friendly festival is a destination for families with their children able to enjoy themselves around while their parents are listening to great musicians. “This event brings together people from diverse backgrounds, regardless of age or cultural upbringing. In the spirit of being a platform for emerging talents, we have tried to open the doors to many more artists this year,” she says.
“The FNCC is proud of being a supporter of Namibian talents to bring out the true potential of upcoming and renowned musicians, and to be a facilitator in bringing the crowd the best local musicians,” she says.
As a tradition World Music Day concerts are free of charge.
There will be two venues to join World Music Day in Windhoek: Palm Tree Park during the day from 10h00 to 18h00, and at night at Warehouse from 19h00 to midnight. Sponsors of the event include, Total Namibia, Warehouse Theatre and DB Audio