Fest’Napuan Music Festival
The 18th Fest’Napuan Music Festival will take place in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 16 to 20 October 2013. The festival’s theme, “Rize up with my culture / Stanap wetem kalja blong mi”, will focus on promoting the use of traditional instruments in contemporary music, highlight the importance of culture in the world today, and encourage more people to understand that culture has an important place in the music industry.
The program includes: Fest’Nalenga (16 Oct) showcasing local string bands, Fest’Tamariki (18 Oct) dedicated to musical performances from primary school children, Fest’Sawagoro (19 Oct) celebrating local Kastom culture through dance and song, and ZionFest (20 Oct) celebrating gospel and religious music.
Entrance to the festival is free and around 40,000 people attended last year.