The World Music Stage is one of the most popular venues at Sziget, adding a lot to its multi-cultural, colorful nature. Sziget 2016 has just announced the program of the stage, which – for the first time – will be active on Day Zero as well. This year the World Music Stage will incorporate the Roma Tent, the Afro-Latin-Reggae Stage, the Hungaricum Village, creating a venue dedicated to world music in a way never seen before, offering new talent and well-known artists – and, of course, its visitors – the unparalleled Sziget feeling.
World Music Stage program
Day Zero visitors can attend three gigs on the new and improved World Music Stage. One of them will be Buika, one of the most sought-after singers of our days, who will enchant the audience with her African, flamenco, jazz, soul and pop tunes. Rupa Marya will also perform on Day Zero, combining the party feeling with a personal touch. Last, but not least, attendees will have the chance to see (and listen to) Ilaria Graziano e Francesco Forni, a duo to show how much you can do with a guitar and a voice (or two).
The rest of the days will expect visitors with an incredibly colorful and exciting program. Among them, Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra, Fanfare Ciocarlia from Romania, Celtic ethnic-pop performer Värttinä, some Russian ska with Leningrad, Algerian rai innovator Rachid Taha, Baro Drom Orkestar from Italy, Django Lassi, and Aziza Brahim, bringing with her the flaming winds of the Western Sahara.
But there’s more: Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis come all the way from Israel, The Džambo Aguševi Orchestra from Macedonia, Les Hurlements d’Leo from France, Enzo Avitabile & Bottari all the way from Napoli, the 25 year old Mau Mau, the Yiddish Twist Orchestra, fusing klezmer and latino rhythms into twist, Systema Solar and LA-33 from Colombia, Cuban dancehall star La Dame Blanche, Soviet Suprem (also known as the Balkans’ Beastie Boys), Kultur Shock from Seattle, the Spanish Malasañers playing Irish pub punk, and the Hackney Colliery Band.
But there will be no shortage of local talent: visitors will be able to enjoy Hungarian bands like PASO, Cimbaliband, Lajkó Félix feat. Óperentzia and the Psycho Mutants, showing off their psychobilly, alternative country, and rock-and-roll skills.