From Tibet to Zanzibar, Sudan to Mexico, Hungary and beyond, the 13th annual Madison World Music Festival offers many unique styles to explore. The festival is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Theater and begins Sept. 13 with a mandala construction by the monks of the Mystical Arts of Tibet. Events take place at Shannon Hall, the Memorial Union Terrace, Fredric March Play Circle and the large stage in the Willy Street Fair.
Various times Sept. 13-29 at University of Wisconsin venues in Madison; FREE; union.wisc.edu
The academic year springs to life with a shot of multiculturalism at the Madison World Music Festival, an annual collection of some of the world’s best musical performers. This year’s installment features a wide variety of performers, including Cuban jazz band Mezcla and EviscerArt, a Spanish flamenco group. They’ll also be joined by the California dance troupe Bandaloop, which will perform its pioneering style of vertical dance at four shows during the festival.
At the UW Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., and Willy Street Fair, 900 Williamson St. Admission is free. Visit uniontheater.wisc.edu for more details and schedules.
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