For the sixth time in Wroclaw there will take place amazing Brave Festival, this year named “Enchanters”. It will be a journey to the shamans’ land, szeptuchy, ritual dances and singing that will accompany authentic rites.

The festival’s audience will have a unique chance to see Bi Kidude, 100 year old singer from Zanzibar, Egyptian’s band which consists of the signers of music that accompanies the healing ritual of Zar. It was practiced before Islam came in Egypt. Szeptuchy are women from Podlasie in Poland who celebrate the whispering ritual of treatment.

For the first time Nuna tribe from Burkina Faso will leave their bush and perform in front of the audience in a dance in masks. Besides them the audience will be able to see several dozen of artists from different countries such as: Burundi, Chile and South Korea .

Brave Festival 2010 photos

The main programme will be accompanied by a block of 21 documentary films that common motif is“a word”. The other stream will be BraveDoc – the cycle of documents that present the fight of an individual with reality in the name of protection of tradition, their ideas and values.

Besides the cultural events, the festival will have a new helpful project. Except giving money to the International Organization “Rokpa” that helps children in Tibet, the organizers have created their own project – Brave Kids. It is the project in which artistic groups of children from regions that have been experienced by history take part. This year Wroclaw will host children from Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Nepal and Sweden and two theatre groups from Poland: Chechnya’s children supported by culture practicians and Warsaw Centre for Refugees and Wroclaw’s group of young jugglers. For two weeks these groups of children will exchange their artistic skills and learn different forms of art under the eye of Swedish artists from Awake Youth Project. For the final of the festival they will prepare a special performance.


Time: 2-9.07.2010

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Bi Kidude

Source: PIK

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