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L’ETNO: For the tenth year, ETNOMUSIC is presented, at last, as a normal event. Who would have thought that normality would become something longed for and desired by the citizens? For L’ETNO, Museu Valencià d’Etnologia, this means returning to the usual capacity, to proximity, and in short to the warmth and intimacy necessary to make concerts a moment of meeting and enjoyment.
The festival begins with the instrumentalist, singer and composer Ana Alcaide, an artist in love with instruments from other traditions and cultures, who in her new project Ritual, born of a meeting with the Iranian singer Resa Shayesteh, proposes a mystical journey, a hymn to the power of connection through everyday rituals.
Besarabia revisits us after their presence in 2017 with their second album Animal Republic, a look from Valencia to the music of the Mediterranean and the Balkans. Without leaving the Mediterranean, the members of the Valencian group Ataxía – a Greek word that means disorder or disorderliness – put together a repertoire based on traditional Greek music.
Momi Maiga is a young Senegalese 24-year-old virtuoso of the kora, a very popular instrument in Senegal. At ETNOMUSIC he will present the project Nio, which means “soul” in Mandinka, his native language, alongside the Catalan percussionist Aleix Tobias, the cellist Marçal Ayats and the Mexican violinist Carlos Monfort.
In 2022 the festival will have its own ETNOMUSIC PERIPHERIC, a section started last year that aims to broaden audiences and offer new formats. In this year’s edition we have Maui, a singer from Utrera who takes the spectator to unimaginable worlds through the kaleidoscope of her songs sung and told; and the French-Moroccan group N3rdistan, which proposes the reformulation of traditional codes with a contemporary vision, in which hip-hop, rap, electro-rock and traditional Arab melodies are mixed.
The festival programme is completed with a concert for families, a new proposal of the festival, which this year features the Catalan band Ministrils del Raval, which will offer a musical story in which traditional dances and songs from the northern Mediterranean are performed.
As in recent years, ETNOMUSIC will be held in the towns of the province of Valencia, with the aim of decentralising cultural activities and supporting the long-awaited and necessary ‘return to normality’ of its cultural offer.
Agenda of concerts in L’ETNO
05/05/22: Ana Alcaide. Castella La Manxa. 20:00h
11/05/22: Besarabia. València. 20:00h
19/05/22. Momi Maiga. Senegal. 20:00h
22/05/22. Ministrils del Raval. 11:30h
26/05/22: Ataxía. València. 20:00h
28/05/22: MAUI. Andalusia. 22:30 h
04/06/22: N3RDISTAN. Marroc / Sud de França. 22:30h
ETNOMUSIC ALS POBLES
02/09/22. Besarabia. Torres Torres. 23:00h.
05/08/22. Besarabia. Bocairent. 23:00h
15/07/22. Momi Maiga. Carcaixent. 22:30h
Valencian Museum of Ethnology
L’ETNO (Museu Valencià d’Etnologia)
Report by 24/7 Valencia team
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