The Madison World Music Festival promises “three days of magnificent, free performances, workshops and lectures by artists from all over the world.”  You’ll find a complete schedule here.

Of special note, on Wednesday, September 14, 7pm, Madisonians are invited to a screening of an innovative and inspiring new film: “Cultures of Resistance”

Cultures of Resistance explores how art and creativity can be the ammunition in the battle for peace and justice on a world-wide scale. As a celebration of cultural diversity, it was filmed in 16 languages: Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Hebrew, Kayapó, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Portuguese, Sinhalese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Xhosa. Musicians and artists from 25 countries are featured in the documentary.

Please join us at one of the following free showings:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 14, Premier showing, 7 pm at The Marquee, Union South, with post-film commentary by Jonathan Overby. 
  • Thursday, Sept. 15: Showings at 7 pm and 9 pm in the Play Circle at the Memorial Union.

For more information on the film, Director Iara Lee and Producer George Gund, and to see the official film trailer, click here.

And for a complete schedule for the World Music Festival, which runs from Sept. 14 – September 17,click here.