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GWMF 2017: i24NEWS – TRENDING: Gili Yalo rocks Gibraltar (English)

 

Third and last report recorded by i24News from the GWMF dedicated to Ethiopian-Israeli singer Gili Yalo (in English)

 

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GWMF 2017: i24NEWS – DESK: Malian musicians challenge extremists (English)

 

Second report recorded by i24News from the GWMF dedicated to the screening of films about the struggle of Malian musicians under the threat of Radical Islamists in Northern Mali. (in English)

 

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GWMF 2017: i24NEWS – THE RUNDOWN: Gibraltar hosts World Music Festival (English)

 

First report recorded in Gibraltar by Daniel Campos and David Yavkin from i24News and dedicated to the GWMF 2017 edition (in English)

 

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GWMF 2016: Obrigado – Tickets on sale now



Gibraltar Productions is pleased to announce that tickets for Gibraltar World Music Festival 2016 ‘Obrigado!’ for Thursday 23rd June at St. Michael’s Cave are now available at 92 Irish Town at the price of £30 (General Public) and £25 (Senior Citizens and Students).


Ticket prices include free Shuttle Service to and from the St. Michael’s Cave. The pick up will start at 19.00 from the Coach Park. Tickets must be displayed to allow entry to the St. Michael’s Cave and to board the shuttles.


The concerts will begin with the Cape Verdean musician Carmen Souza together with Theo Pas’cal. This enigmatic singer has been named as one of the new generation singers to continue the successful path of Cesária Évora. Carmen Souza has become a true world music force and one of Europe’s most in-demand jazz singers. Her music has a deceptive simplicity, a rare clarity, derived from a unique mix of influences from her Cape Verdean background to jazz and modern soul creating this beautifully vibrant, largely acoustic, accessible hybrid.


Marcio Faraco will be on stage next with his personal style gliding from samba to bossa nova, studded with inflections of jazz. Through his intimate words and rare poetic melancholy, Faraco has carved out a distinguished place for himself in the music world. Entirely lacking in cliché or affectation, his personal brand of Brazilian music is at once delicate and simple, primordial and refined, elegant and meticulous.


Last but not least the night will finish with Carminho. She was born and raised in the midst of Fado and this is why it is as natural to her as breathing. Carminho has being requested by the greatest national stages and also internationally, participating also in the awarded film “Fados” of Carlos Saura. The Portuguese singer is ready to keep spreading the sounds of fado worldwide and in Gibraltar in particular the 23rd June.


GWMF 2016 will have also Spotify as a ‘streaming partner’ giving to the audience a new way to enjoy and live this unique musical experience. Thanks to GWMF’s partnership, Spotify users can browse all their playlists and also have the option to Follow Gibraltar World Music Festival profile (https://open.spotify.com/user/gwmfestival).


This year’s World Music programme is delivered to the population of Gibraltar under the patronage of the Chief Minister. This year’s Festival will be sponsored by the Government of Gibraltar, the Parasol Foundation, Kusuma Trust, JYSKE Bank, SG Hambros Bank (Gibraltar) Limited, Hyperion, Deloitte, Cuca Beer, Hassans, Gibtelecom, Margaux Philanthropy, EMID Gibraltar, Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa and Sunborn Gibraltar Hotel.


For additional information, follow us on Facebook Gibraltar World Music Festival, and/or call 20068899. Alternatively send us your queries to info@gibraltarproductions.com.


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GWMF 2015: Khamsa – More than 6,000 people celebrated Morocco during the Gibraltar World Music Festival



More than 6,000 people attended each of the five days and the several events that the Gibraltar World Music Festival has held this year for the celebration of cultures of Maghreb and Morocco with world music, workshops, street parties and a concert specially made in Gibraltar: ‘Convivencia’. GWMF2015 program has been possible with the support of the Government of Gibraltar, Parasol Foundation, Tourism of Morocco, SG Hambros, Hassans, Hyperion, Deloitte, Jyske Bank, Casablanca Beer, Ramparts, Margaux Philanthropy, Royal Air Maroc and Sunborn Hotel.


The Festival began the 16th June at Leisure Cinemas with the screening of the documentary ‘Les Echos du Mellah: de Tinghir á Jerusalem’, directed by the French-Moroccan director Kamal Hachkar who used his stay in Gibraltar also for shooting his new documentary.


The most popular event was ‘Le Souk’ hosted on the 17th June at Commonwealth Park where more than 5,000 people from Gibraltar and around discovered the sounds, smells and colours of Morocco. Loreto’s School choir together with Danza Academy of Gibraltar, the Gibraltar International Dance Association, Stylos Dance Academy, Showdance Company, Sotogrande International School and the Centro de Arte Flamenco David Morales participated in this street party.


The local companies Vicky’s Catering, Corks Restaurant, Monty’s Restaurant, Katty Amselem and My Wines provided food and drinks and several charities such as Understanding Gibraltar, RifCom and Dental Mavericks showed their work and the youngest could enjoy with workshops provided by Eco Art and Ming Ming Collectables. The musical program included the concerts of Neta Elkayam with The ‘Howa Jani’ Project and the Tunisian band Jazz Oil everything perfectly conducted by Henry Sacramento.


The Gibraltar World Music Festival in conjunction with the University of Gibraltar organized a at Garrison Library untitled “Meeting Morocco” to propose to more than 100 people an overview of Morocco’s values.This event welcomed two speakers: the writer Driss Alaoui Mdaghri and the business woman Asma Chaabi. The Journalist Michael Kirtley moderated the conference and the Q&A with a panel formed by Trino Cruz, John Restano and Bouchra Zemmouri.


The climax of the Festival was the two main concerts that took place at St. Michael’s Cave with 600 attendees. The Tunisian musician Dhafer Youssef offered his unique voice that made the concert a unique and amazing experience. Prior to this concert, the Franco-Moroccan singer Françoise Atlan -in charge of the artistic direction of the Festival- designed ‘Convivencia’, a tribute of Gibraltar to the Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques based in Essaouira with the participation of Jazz Oil, Abir El Abed, Neta Elkayam, David Morales and Françoise Atlan.


Gibraltar Productions, company organizing the Festival, has contracted with several local providers for the success of the different events: GibProSound, Admiral Security, Persian Rose, DesElec, Jebel Tarik Security… Special significance for Sunborn Hotel, which has been almost full for the days of the GWMF2015.


The significance of the Festival has grown this year and proof of this is the widespread press impact that has had in Spain, Morocco, France and Israel and with the presence of journalists working for several media like i24News, Les Ecos, Tel Quel, Citadine…

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GWMF 2015: SECOND REPORT ON i24NEWS (English)

 

 Second report broadcasted by i24News about Gibraltar and the GWMF2015 (in English)

 

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GWMF 2015: SECOND REPORT ON i24NEWS (French)

 

 Second report broadcasted by i24News about Gibraltar and the GWMF2015 (in French)

 

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GWMF 2015: REPORT ON i24NEWS (English)

 

 First report broadcasted by i24News about Gibraltar and the GWMF2015 (in English)

 

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GWMF 2015: REPORT ON i24NEWS (French)

 

 First report broadcasted by i24News about Gibraltar and the GWMF2015 (in French)

 

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GWMF 2015: Khamsa – When Gibraltar celebrates Morocco



The Government of Gibraltar, the Parasol Foundation, SG Hambros, Hyperion, BIH and Sunborn Hotel are going to support the fourth edition of the Gibraltar World Music Festival, which will take place on June 2015.


This year, the Festival will be called ‘KHAMSA’.


This means ‘Five’ in Arabic and represents the symbol of protection for all religions of Maghreb, particularly in Morocco. It is common nowadays to see the ‘Hand’ illustrated in fashion, jewellery among others arts.


Gibraltar Productions, through the GWMF, will focus on proposing the population of Gibraltar a program celebrating cultures of Maghreb and Morocco with world music, workshops and street parties.


The French-Moroccan singer Françoise Atlan will be the artistic director for this year and will create especially for GWMF a unique production of one hour called ‘Convivencia’. Musicians from all religions will perform at the St. Michael’s Cave on the 18th of June. This first act is combining music and dance from both sides of the Strait. The Andalusian Orchestra of Tangier, represented by Omar Metioui, the Moroccan emerging star Abir El Abed, the upcoming artist and musician based in Jerusalem Neta Elkayam and Françoise Atlan herself have already confirmed their participation. More artists will take part of the show.


The second act of the evening will be performed by the Tunisian Oud player, vocalist and composer Dhafer Youssef, certainly one of the most admired and surprising artist of his generation currently. His vocal undulations and the resonances of sounds, the jazzy atmosphere and the Mediterranean groove will simply transcend the audience of the Cave.


Prior to the 18th, the GWMF is preparing a street event called ‘Le Souk’. It will be an opportunity for Gibraltar and around to discover sounds, smells and colours that Morocco can offer at its best. All populations will be invited to come and enjoy music and dance, workshops and Moroccan cuisine.
Gibraltar Productions is planning more events related to the Festival during the year to be communicated shortly.


For further information: info@gibraltarproductions.com or fatosh@gibraltarproductions.com

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GWMF 2015: Represent Khamsa



The Gibraltar World Music Festival proposes to all professional artists and the general public to participate into GWMF’s 2015 edition through the expression of their talent in order to represent the theme of this year festival ‘Khamsa’.


Khamsa means ‘Five’ in Arabic and its symbol, the open right hand, is recognised and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout the history, the ‘Khamsa’ is believed to provide defence against the evil eye and will be in GWMF 2015, fourth edition, the symbol of ‘Convivencia’.


Gibraltar World Music Festival welcomes all artistic expressions.


The winner of the Contest will benefit from:


- Public Exposure: a presentation of his/her work to the population of Gibraltar.


- Exhibition: The piece of the winner and other chosen artworks will be shown at Space 92 (Irish Town) in Gibraltar.


- Prize: The winner will receive a sum of £200 pounds, a night stay at the Sunborn Hotel and two tickets to the Festival.


The deadline for entering the contest is on 15th February 2015.


The GWMF has become a must go event in the calendar of other prestigious Music, Cultural festivals and forums in the world. Gibraltar World Music Festival has already welcomed Artistic Directors and founders of the Sacred Music Festival of Fes (Morocco), Babel Med (in France), founders of the Womex (World Music Exhibition), among others.


For further information: info@gibraltarproductions.com or fatosh@gibraltarproductions.com

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GWMF 2014: Chindia at St. Michael’s Cave (19th of June)

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 GIBRALTAR WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL – INTRODUCING GWMF 2014 – CHINDIA

 

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GWMF 2014: Chindia at St. Michael’s Cave (19th of June 2014)

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GWMF 2014: Chindia in the street, with Nathan Conroy

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GWMF 2014: Chindia in the street

As part of the Gibraltar World Music Festival, Nathan Conroy will be showcasing an array of performances to celebrate CHINDIA, cultures of China and India, in conjunction with Gibraltar Productions.

On the 12th of June outside My Wines Gibraltar (Chatham Counterguard), the whole area will be transformed into a performance area showcasing a Street Parade with live music, dance, balance acts, circus acts, fire-eaters including international artists.

Nathan Conroy will also be exposing his latest Contemporary works together with the launch of his new art film Gibraltar Chindia.

All the population in Gibraltar is invited for a free show and will enjoy good wine, food and an unforgettable performance.

Parade and performances will begin as from 9pm.

On the 19th of June, at the St. Michael’s Cave, three concerts will be proposed with the famous composer and producer Nitin Sawhney as the main artist of this year’s GWMF. Before his concert, the audience will have the opportunity of have a taste of oriental ancient music with the performance of Guo Gan and Mieko Miyazaki. And between them, the Israeli percussionist Itamar Doari will make a bridge linking both styles of music.

Gibraltar World Music Festival is a space of fusion, ethnics and traditional themes that proposes the best artists of the genre and masters of ancient instruments and in its third edition will come to you with China and India.

The Gibraltar World Music Festival started its first edition with the Sephardic Divas in 2012, the biggest Sephardic event ever produced in the world. The second edition in 2013 was focused on Minor Asia and called Passage to Asia with 70 artists involved from Israel, Iran, Greece, and Turkey.
Festival’s program of World Music, Art and Culture will be shared with the population under the patronage of the Chief Minister and the support of the Government of Gibraltar, The Bonita Trust, SG Hambros, Hyperion Group of Companies, Margaux Philanthropy, BIH, Hassans, Deloitte, Matanel, Famous for Media and Instituto Cervantes in Gibraltar.

For further information, please contact info@gibraltarproductions.com or call 0035060028899

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Gibraltar World Music Festival, now in its third edition comes to the Rock with the theme “Chindia” and through the coming months numerous activities will be held as part of the Festival celebrating China and India. In this space of fusion, ethnics and traditional themes, the GWMF proposes the best artists of the genre and masters of ancient instruments, keeping the quality at it highest in the St Michael’s Cave.

This year’s Festival has started with a China day at Instituto Cervantes in Gibraltar on the 10th of February with various workshops organized thanks to Confucius Institute. The first one, conducted by the master Maria Stefania Luisi, was an introduction to the discipline of Tai Ji Quan, explaining its origin from the Taoist philosophical thought and its position in the context of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The master Stefania has been reinvited to the Rock by the participants due to high demand in her workshop.

After that, Ming Ming, our very local artist from Hong Kong who has been residing in Gibraltar over a decade, came to the audience as a master in her fields with an Origami and Chinese Calligraphy demonstration where children who attended the event could enjoy making paper figures and having their names written in Chinese characters. For further details, please get in touch via https://www.facebook.com/mingmingcollectables

Finally, Professor Antxon Alvarez provided the participants with a practical introduction to intercultural aspects between Europe and China, identifying the needs of Chinese students in learning European languages and the factors affecting it. During this conference, the audience could share a taste of Chinese cuisine thanks to Wok to Go and the drinks provided by Lewis Stagnetto.

China Day was also the opportunity where the team of the Gibraltar World Music Festival explained the main lines of its third edition. Yan Delgado, founder of Gibraltar Productions, thanked the dynamism of the local Government in terms of Culture in general and the common efforts of the sponsors that believe in the vision and the quality of the festival.

Festival’s program of World Music, Art and Culture is shared with the population under the patronage of the Chief Minister of the Rock and with the support of the Government of Gibraltar, Hyperion Group of Companies, SG Hambros, The Bonita Trust, Hassans, BIH, Deloitte, Instituto Cervantes in Gibraltar, Confucius Institute and Margaux Philanthropy.

Fatosh Samuray, managing director, explained that the GWMF aims to become a must in the calendar of other prestigious music and cultural festivals and forums in the world and that It has already started good relations and partnerships with artistic directors from another international Festivals like the Sacred Music Festival of Fez (Morocco), Babel Med (France), Shanghai Festival (China) and the founders of World Music Expo (Womex).

In June 2014, the third edition of the festival will celebrate China and India through conferences, exhibitions and obviously music. José Luis Martínez, in charge of the PR for Gibraltar World Music Festival, announced that the for the first time, the Festival will go out of the cave to involve all the population of Gibraltar. Workshops and dances in the street are being organised thanks to local artists and this year students will be invited to workshops with artists, to attend the concerts (up to 100 tickets will be allocated) and to meet with officials, institutions, artists and VIPs.

Without going into details, that will be revealed in the coming months, the internationally renowned professional dancer and choreographer Nathan Conroy (http://www.artinmovement.net/) will be creating a show based on Chinese and Indian dances in the street and the heads of the GWMF confirmed the participation of Chinese artists selected by the World Music Festival of Shanghai, the participation of one of the best percussionists in the world, Itamar Doari, and for the main act a major UK artist representing contemporary Indian music.

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GWMF 2014: China Day

GWMF are pleased to invite you to join our China Day and press conference on 10th of February at Instituto Cervantes at 19 hours. Gibraltar World Music Festival, now in its third edition comes to you with the theme”Chindia” and through the coming months numerous activities will be held as part of the Festival.

GWMF promises to take you, the audience along the mountains, valleys, plains and rivers of both India and China, together with their amazing melodies.

Festival’s program of World Music, Art and Culture will be shared with you under the patronage of the Chief Minister of the Rock and with the support of the Government of Gibraltar, Hyperion Group of Companies, SG Hambros, The Bonita Trust, Hassans, Deloitte, Gibraltar Cervantes Institute, Confucius Institute and Margaux Philanthropy. We welcome you to join us on this one off opportunity on 10th February 2014 and share with us a taste of Chinese cuisine.

Send us an email to info@gibraltarproductions.com if you want to join us

China Day – Workshops

!-210th February – 12.30 pm – Tai Ji Workshop
John Mackintosh Square
Introduction to the discipline of Tai Ji Quan (origin from the Taoist philosophical thought, its position in the context of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, physical and mental benefits of practicing Tai Ji Quan, brief history of martial arts in China).

10th February – 16.00 pm – Chi Kung Workshop
Cervantes Institute
Introduction to the discipline of Chi Kung (origin from the Taoist philosophical thought, its position in the context of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, physical and mental benefits of the practice of Chi Kung).

10th February – 18.00 pm – Origami and Calligraphy Demostration
Cervantes Institute
Local artist from Hong Kong who has been residing in Gibraltar nearly a decade comes to you as a master in her fields.

10th February – 19.00 pm – Introducing China
Cervantes Institute
Provide participants with a practical introduction to intercultural aspects between Europe and China. Identify the needs of Chinese students in learning European languages ​​and the factors affecting it.

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Passage to Asia: Yasmin Levy and the Mediterranean Andalusian Orchestra Ashkelon

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