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Madison World Music Festival 2013

Thank you to all that made the 2013 festival a huge success. Check out our video below to see this year's highlights!

Madison World Music FestivalFREE!
Thursday-Saturday, September 19-21, 2013
Tentative Schedule:

Thursday, 9/19/13, Memorial Union Terrace (Rain location - Rathskeller):

5 pm    Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Quartet, Carnatic music from India
7 pm    Kardemimmit, all-female Kantele band, Finland
9 pm    Christine Salem, the unique music of Reunion Island

Friday, 9/20/13, Memorial Union Terrace (Rain location - Rathskeller):

5 pm     Baladino, Ladino-language group from Israel
7 pm     Krar Collective, music and dance from Ethiopia
9 pm     Nomadic Massive, conscious hip hop from Canada,
              with band members from all over the world

Saturday, 9/21/13, Willy Street Fair:

1:30 pm   Prusinowski Trio, actually a quintet playing Polish village dance
                  music with a touch of avant-garde improvisation.
3:30 pm   DakhaBrakha, modern devotional music from Ukraine
5:30 pm   Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, dance music from Sierra Leone's undisputed king of bubu music
7:30 pm   Cristina Pato, rousing bagpipe from Spain

Saturday, 9/21/13, Memorial Union Terrace:

9:30 pm   Joan Soriano, the Bachata king from the Dominican Republic

Friday, 9/27/13, Union South:

Festival After Party with Red Baraat. Free!
8 pm  at The Sett at Union South. Come dance to the drum & brass sounds of the stars of the 2009 festival!

Throughout, until 9/22/13:

Madison World Music Festival: a Retrospective
This September 2013 will mark the tenth Madison World Music Festival sponsored by the Union Theater at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This collection of twenty color photographs by Paula A. White is a retrospective of favorite images featuring the musicians, dancers, performers and participants of the festival. Details here

“On the Horizon”: Ten years of the Madison World Music Festival
9/15/13, 3-5 pm on WORT, 89’9 FM

Sponsors for the 10th Annual
Madison World Music Festival Include:


Anonymous Fund  •  Evjue Foundation  •  Willy Street Fair

This project is supported by Dane Arts with
additional funds from The Evjue Foundation, Inc.,
charitable arm of The Capital Times.

Media sponsors include:


In addition, Baladino is a program of Arts Midwest and is supported by


Prusinowski Trio is supported by



SPONSORS: The Theater Season is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Wisconsin Union Theater Endowment Fund.