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Written by Michela | 22 July, 2011

It is famous worldwide for being the city of the harp and music. Viggiano - country 3.500 inhabitants located at an altitude 1.000 meters above sea level, in the heart of Val d'Agri – from home 3 the 7 August 2011 The fourth edition of "Viggiano Harp Festival”. An event that celebrates the centuries-old tradition of harp became the heritage of Lucan 'Unesco concerts, workshop, performance art, seminars, drinks music and a multiethnic cast. With an enthralling encounter sounds, eras and cultures.

Artists from India, China, Mali, Burkina Faso, Paraguay, French, Germany, Scotland, Polonia, Slovakia, as well as various regions of Italy, Basilicata bring the sounds of the world through a special corridor through which linguistic expressions are the music of the continents. A reverse path, but in some ways similar, the fact that between the end of 1800 and 1900 street musicians from Viggiano, that after a long pilgrimage in the United States were able to perform, in Russia and even in Australia. 

For five days and five nights, on 4 stages prepared in Viggiano, will alternate the new African griot Watinoma, the prodigious multi-instrumentalist Phamie Gow (already on the side of Philip Glass and Band of Horses), the ethno-folk Group Banda, he duo Chanjuan Zhao and Benjamin Leuschner, The daphne Chamber Group, l’eclettico Enrico Euro With Anne-Gaelle Cuif, Bollywood-style fanfare Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band. And yet, L'Incontro from la Celtic tradition of Vincenzo Zitello and the South American Lincoln Almada, L’Medieval electronic of Rondeau de Fauvel, the precious tradition of popular Louis Milan and dell 'Orchestra Harps Viggiano, the combination of music / poetry Jul alias Giuliano Marco Mattioli recitals and the expected Mamadou Diabate - winner 2009 a Grammy Awards in the category best traditional world music – that in addition to the live set (Friday 5) receive the Harpo Marx Award Saturday 6 August. Nightly, In addition, space to the contemporary scene with DJ Polish / German Darius Darek and his eccentric "World Beat Party”.

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