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Vieux Farka Toure and Zamballarana at Sziget 2009

The Sziget last.Fm page lists two more interesting acts for this year's Sziget Festival. Vieux Farka Toure, a Malian guitarist/singer/songwriter, as well as French act Zamballarana (that confirms  Sziget Festival on their official MySpace for August 14), will be at Sziget festival 2009.

Oy Division confirmed for Sziget Festival 2009!

Israelian act Oy Division, a band playing the old-style folk music of East-European Jews (more widely known as Klezmer), have confirmed their presence at Sziget Festival 2009. Oy Division are a band that try to play the pre-war Jewish music the way it has been originally performed, not modernising it in any way. They also have a new album out. According to their MySpace page, "their repertoire is a mix of instrumental wedding dance music, folk songs and songs originating in the Yiddish theatre, Old music played again with the zeal and exuberance of punks." That sounds quite interesting, doesn't it? Oy

The cultural Sziget

This year's Sziget will offer a lot for people interested in high profile culture. You will be able to watch 35 theatre and ballet performances, and Hungarian museums will sponsor 12 events. The festival's stages will host theatre events by Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Stockholm 59 Degrees North, Hofesh Shechter and the Vietnamese National Water Puppet Theatre. This year, museums will also have the opportunity to offer their own programmes to Sziget visitors.