Baobab Festival: Sweden and Africa sing the same song


When you arrive to the “people´s park” as Folkets Park translates,  you can find colorful tents and listen to rhythms of drums that make to move your feet. Being listed as one of the best world music festivals in the world, Baobab Festival is based on a simple idea: to bring together the diversity of cultures in a conscious celebration to support humanitarian projects.

Baobab Festival 2013 photography by Matteus Bartlett

Each year hundreds of people from all over the world attend this festival held in the unique city of Malmö, where this festival of performing arts makes the heart of all attendees to shine. “Among our priorities is to create a sustainable festival, where it is not the economic profit of our organizers what counts but to publicize conscious products and ways of working with respect, community and mutual cooperation that prevail” comments Person Ricco and Maria Duarte, producers of this festival.

Baobab Festival 2013 photography by Matteus Bartlett
Baobab Festival 2013 photography by Matteus Bartlett

People of all ages and from more than 30 nationalities are together during the Baobab Festival to volunteer and confirm once more, that we all have something to contribute to the society. Artists, singers, organizations come together to find creative and sustainable solutions to the environment in the midst of this colorful festival with a common goal: the hope that more than 250 children can attend school and find a better life quality in Guinea Konakry of West Africa, being the organization Footsteps Possitive who is responsible for raising the funds for it.

Baobab Festival 2015 photography by Eva Langhammer

Great artists are present in this festival, and they donate their talent to achieve this goal and sing the same song. Through editions since 2010, they have joined endless performers where we can find Miriam Aida, Ahmed Fofana, Tarabband, BKO Quintet, Qüirio, Bellaroush, trypical Cumbia and many more. Do not miss this wonderful festival, where concerts will be beyond your expectations in visual and musical shows. Also you can enjoy vegan and healthy food during the festival and why not, maybe you can dance under the rain during the Scandinavian summer of the City of Malmö.

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