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13. Cross Culture Festival!

Twelve years and twelve editions of the festival – for a dozen years we have been creating the musical history of the Cross Culture Festival. The 13th festival awaits you. From the 23rd to the 30th of September it will fill the festival tents by the Palace of Culture and Science with the sounds of world music.

What will this year’s edition of the Cross Culture Festival be like?

It will no doubt prove intriguing, extraordinary and mysterious – thanks to true kaleidoscope of stars and new musical propositions. Many prominent artists from India, Colombia, Algeria, Mali, France, USA, Sierra Leone, Turkey, Albania and Hungary grace this year’s programme. As in previous editions, one of the festival days will be dedicated to Polish bands exclusively within the Sounds Like Poland thematic block.

Marta Gomez

A talented vocalist, composer, and instrumentalist, representing a young generation of Colombian artists. She has been nominated to the Latin Grammy multiple times, and she received it in 2014 for the best album with music for children, “Coloreando”.

Baba Zula

The music of Baba Zula brings the atmosphere of Turkish psychedelia to the present times, and, as Murat Ersel himself likes to say, their music is the sound mosaic of 21st-century Istanbul. Fatih Akin's 2005 film “Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul”, a portrait of the diverse music scene of Istanbul, brought the band world recognition.

Kondi Band

Kondi Band: Boimy Tucker (DJ Chief Boima)and Sori Kondi is not only a collaboration between two generations of musicians. It is a rediscovery of one's roots, crossing of cultures and a testament to globalisation, which constitutes the new African music.

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