Inaugural EUNIC Music Festival at Warehouse

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Windhoek – The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Cluster in Namibia has launched the EUNIC Music Festival that aims to be more than another concert and give Namibian musicians the opportunity to exchange knowledge with counterparts from Europe.

The festival scheduled for 26 May at the at the Warehouse Theatre is the initiative resulted from a brainstorming session between the Centro Diogo Cão, Goethe-Institut Namibia and Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre in partnership with the European Union (EU) Delegation to Namibia.

“This is an exciting intuitive that we hope provides Namibian and European musicians with the opportunity to exchange their creativity and skills. The music industry in Namibia is sporadic and hungry for inspiration that propels local musicians onto the international stage. We hope the master classes initiate that drive while entertaining the public and introducing  European artists to the scene in Namibia,” said Angelina Costa,  deputy coordinator of Centro Diogo Cão,  in Windhoek.

The EUNIC Cluster in Namibia intends to establish the music festival as an annual event.

Representing Namibia at the 2018 EUNIC Music Festival will be KP Illest and Lioness. Awarded as Namibia’s Best Hip Hop

Award-winning rapper and hip-hop artists KP Illest and Lioness were chosen as first Namibians to feature in the EUNIC Music Festival, along with their European counterparts.

French DJ Crabbe will present a mix of classics and latest beats pumping on the dance floors across France, but with a unique inclusion of traditional African rhythms.

“The European Union is committed to supporting actions that unlock the potential of culture and creativity as a way to promote social and economic development, as well as dialogue and understanding between countries and people.   We are very excited about the first-ever 2018 EUNIC Music Festival that will take place in Namibia, bringing together a variety of European artists as well as Namibian artists.  2018 is also the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which celebrates and shares Europe’s culture.    Let us share and celebrate our diversity and let it be a bridge that will bring us closer to each other,” said EU Ambassador to Namibia, Jana Hybaskova.

 

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