This year’s festival will be a fascinating exploration of Minor Asia and its music and culture in the most wonderful ways. Exceptional artists from Greece, Turkey, Israel and Iran will make their ways to Gibraltar to perform for the very first time at the St Michael’s cave for two nights in June.

Gibraltar Productions is a brainchild of Yan Delgado and Frederic Ohana. They were the driving force behind the first Gibraltar World Music Festival “Sephardic Divas” back in 2012. Festival’s great success let them to develop a bigger festival that will happen this year.

Gibraltar Productions now is managed by Fatosh Samuray who is originally from Cyprus and resides in Gibraltar since 2005. She, being an inspiration of this year’s theme, recruited the talented Maestro Tom Cohen (Artistic Director, Conductor and Musician) and Liene Lapsevska (management of the festival. Gibraltar Productions Ltd not only runs the festival but also is involved in artist management (Mor Karbasi for example) and production of albums and development of Sephardic Stories.


Full Ticket price for the first and second day £25.00, for students and senior citizens £15.00.

Full Ticket price for ALL events for both days £ 40.00 , for students and senior citizens £30.00

All tickets include a return shuttle service to St Michael’s Cave from Public Market and Elliot’s Way at 19:00 hours.Please provide the ticket to the driver. Tickets available as from 15 April from Sacarello Coffe shop in Irish Town and from Gibraltar Productions office, 92 Irish Town or directly phoning Gibraltar Productions office (0035020068899).





Festival the new Edition



Wednesday, 19th June 2013



20:00 – 20:40 En Chordais

21:00 – 22:15 The Sweet Canary Ensemble      


On the 19th of June, the first night of the Festival will welcome En Chordais (www.enchordais.gr) from Thessaloniki (Greece). With their 30 minutes concert they will show the soul of immigration between Turkey and Greece during the last century. Through an osmotic procedure the group successfully combines Byzantine and art music of Mediterranean with Greek regional idioms and contemporary music. Collaborating occasionally with virtuosi from all over the world the ensemble presents a multimedia mosaic dating from the 13th century to today.

The main show of the night is The Sweet Canary Ensemble (www.mysweetcanary.com) and is a tribute to Rosa Eskenazi, the Turkish/Greek singer who sublimed the Rebetiko style music from the thirties to the seventies. Three Divas, a Turkish, an Israeli and a Greek one will perform together on stage with their 12 musicians and in their respective languages.




Thursday, 20th June 2013


20:00 – 20:40 Mark Eliyahu Ensemble and Amir Shahzad

21:00 – 22:15 Yasmin Levy and Mediterranean Andalusian Orchestra Ashkelon


The second night will start with Mark Eliyahu Ensemble. Mark was born Jewish in Israel and spent years learning how to play the Kamencheh, the Persian “violin” in Azerbaijan. Especially for Gibraltar he has invited Amir Shahzad, the Persian Muslim master of the Flute Ney. The main act of this second night will welcome the famous Yasmin Levy, the most important Sephardic Diva nowadays performing with more than 20 musicians from the Mediterranean Andalusian Orchestra Ashkelon conducted by Tom Cohen.





St Michael’s Cave

The festival takes place at the magical St Michael’s Cave, Gibraltar. The Cave is located with in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and ticket price includes a return shuttle service from the Public Market and Elliots Way to the Cave. For more details about the cave, please visit http://www.visitgibraltar.gi/upper-rock-st-michaels-cave


Passage to Asia is a unique World Music program and its existence could not be possible without the involvement of the Gibraltar Government, Hyperion Group of Companies, Blands Group, SG Hambros, Hassans, Instituto Cervantes Gibraltar, Schimmel Family and Margaux Philanthropy.


If you wish to support the festival, please contact info@gibraltarproductions.com  


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