Travel Agenda: Africa Oyé Festival; Exhibition Road Music Day; All Nations Festival
Saturday 20 June 2009
The Africa Oyé Festival is a free celebration of African music and culture in Liverpool this weekend. Eat and drink your way around the continent to the sounds of reggae, jazz and more (africaoye.com).
Musical treats also await visitors to London. The Exhibition Road Music Day on Sunday brings free sounds to the institutions of South Kensington, from South American Baroque at the Victoria and Albert Museum to a junk band extravaganza at the Science Museum (exhibitionroadmusicday.org). In the US, the annual Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City is on from Thursday to Sunday. Features include a school of rock, writing workshops, spoken word, film and music (uaf.org).
In the diary...
The All Nations Festival in Berlin on 4 July lets visitors go behind the scenes at the city's embassies, from Kenya to Kyrgystan. Each participating diplomatic mission will be displaying their national headdress, along with a programme of cultural events (allnationsfestival. de). In Malaysian Borneo, the annual Sarawak World Music Festival starts on 10 July, with performers converging at a cultural village to play for three days (rainforestmusic- borneo.com).
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