Across the world, people have stretched string-like fibers across a sound box and plucked sounds with their fingers or produced it with bows. From cellos to ouds, koras to harps, burus to hurdy gurdys to pipa, quanun to double bass. Most of these derive from ancient instruments, require years of dedicated training to bring out the full range of their sounds, and produce sophisticated music played by highly skilled musicians.

Come explore the dramatically different aural soundscapes created by stringed instruments from across the world, played by virtuosi from home and abroad. Be prepared to open your ears, drop your preconceptions and discover new and ancient heartwarming resonances.

Discipline:

Venue:

International Marketplace

6:00pm –11:00pm

Shopping

Shop the world this weekend! Our International Marketplace features fab finds from all corners of the globe.

World Café

6:00pm –11:00pm

Food

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

The Listening Trees

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Family

Music

Catch a relaxing time under the Zone 5 trees listening to the way that music can tell stories!

Maryem Hassan Tollar

7:00pm

Music

Maryem Hassan Tollar's favourite classic pop tunes, with ancient string accompaniment. Kate Bush on qanun, Joni Mitchell on tambura and Prince on violin - as if it t'were ever so.

Aesthetec Studio: Sing & Paint

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Family

Music

Visual Arts

Sing & Paint is an interactive installation where audiences paint their own vocal chords!

Tio Chorinho

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Music

Old world mandolins transposed to the new world, played brazilian style - with all the verve, colour and sexiness that that conjours up.

iNSiDEaMiND

9:00pm – 9:30pm

Film

Music

Having shared the stage or collaborated with artists such as Kid Koala, RJD2 and DJ Food among others, iNSiDEaMiND's sound is often described as "listening to a movie."

Masters of Mali Featuring Sidi Touré

9:30pm –10:30pm

Music

Masters of Mali deliver ancient African string airs as if they were written today, speaking to generations of tomorrow. Featuring Sidi Touré.

iNSiDEaMiND

10:30pm –11:00pm

Film

Music

Having shared the stage or collaborated with artists such as Kid Koala, RJD2 and DJ Food among others, iNSiDEaMiND's sound is often described as "listening to a movie."

International Marketplace

12:00pm –11:00pm

Shopping

Shop the world this weekend! Our International Marketplace features fab finds from all corners of the globe.

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