Rokia Traoré announces this year’s Brighton Festival programme
Yesterday (Wednesday 13th February) Guest Director Rokia Traoré revealed the programme for the 2019 edition of the Brighton Festival, taking place from 4 to 26 May 2019.
This year’s programme, announced at Brighton Dome, focuses on the importance, understanding and respect for all cultures. The Festival will feature artists from over 20 countries.
Rokia Traoré, a celebrated musician from Mali, said: “As Guest Director, I set out to bring new voices to the city to tell their stories. Understanding other cultures is so important to the world that we live in and it brings me great joy to shed light on some unexpected voices through this opportunity.
“I am honoured to share my own stories and I’m filled with joyous anticipation to be Guest Director for this wonderful gathering of music, art, words, dance and performance. My hope is that the Festival gives everyone a new story to hand down for generations to come.”
Following the tradition, the festival will begin on Saturday 4th May with the annual Children’s Parade, one of the many events aimed at a younger audience.
This year’s edition will count over 130 events across 25 venues across Brighton, Hove and Sussex, celebrating music, theatre, art and debate among other things.
Brighton Festival, first established in 1967, is the largest annual multi-art festival in the United Kingdom, and is one of Brighton’s most notable celebrations of culture and creativity.
You can read more about this year’s edition on Brighton Festival’s website.
Featured image: Rokia Traoré