The summer is the time of the festival whether it is the music festivals of the UK that are known throughout the world such as Glastonbury or the Isle of Wright with the biggest pop and rock artists headlining or Burning Man in the Nevada Desert. Many of the summer festivals began as community building spaces where culture and creativity flowed freely but have evolved into money spinning commercial events asking high face value ticket prices and many ways to generate wealth for the producers and organisations behind them. This year we see a new festival in the line up …. a significant mission to proclaim global harmony, peace and joy. The World Culture Festival, in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of The International Art of Living Foundation brings together many performers from the global arts and culture world promoting diversity and life enriching creativity.
“In a unique celebration of harmony in diversity the World Culture Festival will bring together 70,000 participants from 151 countries who will take home unique sights, sounds, tastes and the mesmerising variety of all the world continents in one place!
The World Continents Pavilions beautifully situated in the green fields around the stadium will showcase the world continents cultural heritage by allowing participants to experience the typical food, dance, literature and music of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas.
The World Continents Pavilions will also host the 5th International Women’s Conference, The World Youth Conference and The Living Human Values Conference.
Senior governmental representatives, business leaders, academia, leaders of NGOs, religious and spiritual leaders, peacemakers and renowned personalities from across the globe will exchange their views and spread the message of peace, unity and harmony in diversity.
The World Culture Festival will furthermore share the vast cultural heritage of India, the source of yoga, not only by showcasing the benefits of yoga, but also by sharing the beauty and depth of the music, dance and the cuisine of India. Up to 5000 guests, including artists and distinguished delegates from public and private sector, are expected to travel from India to Berlin.
The Yoga Park will allow participants to experience the powerful impact of Yoga as a way to improve physical and mental health as well as to create inner peace. Yoga experts of all different traditions will share their expertise in conferences and workshops. A unique Yoga Museum will chart the evolution of Yoga from ancient sages to its global application in the 21st century. The Yoga Park will also illustrate the societal impact of Yoga in peace building and therefore its application in humanitarian projects around the world.
Leading dance and music troops from around the globe will mesmerize the audience with dazzling performances. The Grand finale will see an unparalleled concert with 30 pianos and 2000 guitars as well as a Peace Meditation.”
“30 years of the Art of Living: A big milestone with many achievements, inspiring us to move forward with greater speed and greater enthusiasm. The dream to make life a celebration and the world a family has materialized and become a reality.
Millions of volunteers who have worked with such enthusiasm and love will continue to inspire millions more, reach out to all those areas where we have not reached and wipe all those tears that are yet there.
The 30th anniversary is a celebration of achievement and a vision to do more service..”
The World Culture Festival will be a pivotal event in bridging culture and cultures and uniting humanity in global awakening nurtured through the arts. Performers, dancers and musicians from across the planet will include The Idan Raichel Project (Israel), Elitsa Todorova (Bulgaria), Ira Losco (Malta) and a 30 piano concert among many other amazing acts.
For more information and to buy tickets please visit the World Culture Festival website