WORLD MOUTH HARP FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2018
The 6th World Mouth Harp Festival of India
Will be held on the 9th, 10th, & 11th of FEBRUARY, 2018
At Jungle Dance Cafe, on Temple Road in Arambol, Goa, India.
Would you like to teach a workshop or perform on one of our two festival stages? Please click on the Participate tab at the top of this page for more information!
The dates of the 6th World Mouth Harp Festival of India have been specifically planned to coordinate with the 9th International Jew’s Harp Festival and Congress, which will be held from the 15th to 19th FEBRUARY 2018 in MOSCOW, Russia. In regards to participants who would like to attend both festivals, there will be a gap of four days between the festivals to allow for travel between Goa and Moscow.
Since Goa is a popular destination for Russian tourists, flights between Goa and Moscow are frequent, and relatively affordable fares are common. We highly encourage participants to consider planning your journey as a triangle of flights to enjoy both festivals before returning home.
For more information about the 9th International Jew’s Harp Festival and Congress in Moscow, please visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ixijhf.
About the Festival
The World Mouth Harp Festival of India is a grassroots project conceived with a mission of establishing a platform for Mouth Harp players and musicians of any kind from countries worldwide to connect, share, teach, and perform. Showcasing the versatility of this instrument through a diversity of musical genres including presentations of both traditional and contemporary styles of playing, together with providing opportunities and inspiration for creative collaborations between musicians, the continuing vision of the World Mouth Harp Festival of India is to establish popular recognition for the Mouth Harp as a contemporary musical instrument in our society today.
Unlike commercial music festivals where artists are booked as entertainment and tickets are sold to the general public to cover necessary expenses, the conceptual core of the World Mouth Harp Festival of India is a community platform of skill-sharing and personal involvement. Everyone is invited to participate in this project, either by performing, teaching, organizing or simply attending, and each person is a contributor to the spirit of the festival in one way or another. Therefore, general admission to all concerts, workshops and presentations remain free of charge with no tickets for sale and no financial sponsors.
Jungle Dance Cafe, Arambol, Goa, India
Jungle Dance Cafe.
A not-for-profit cultural space with a mission to support creativity and innovation in the fields of Art, Dance, Therapy, Permaculture and Education, Jungle Dance falls perfectly in line with our festival’s shifting focus towards participative community collaboration. Located four kilometers inland from Arambol Beach, this five acre jungle space boasts a delicious restaurant, shaded workshop areas, a twenty meter swimming pool, a permanent outdoor amphitheatre and a fifteen meter stage complete with overhead rigging.