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Swiss Participation in Sailing Stones Festival 2019 : Althiburos


April 12, 2019 till April 14, 2019

Sailing Stones

The ruins of Althiburos, in Dahmeni, Kef Governorate, Tunisia

Pro Helvetia Cairo is delighted to announce its support the second edition of Sailing Stones Festival 2019, from April 12 to 14. During these three days, 19 music groups from Tunisia, Switzerland, France, Germany, Syria and England will give life to the historical ruins of Althiburos, in Dahmeni.

In this edition, Pro Helvetia Cairo is supporting the participation of 3 solo acts: The Pyrit, Bit-Tuner, Belia Winnewisser, two groups: Lord Kesseli & The Drums, One Sentence. Supervisor, and two music professionals: Marcel Bieri, artistic director of B-sides festival (CH) and Nik Fischer, co-organizer of One of a million festival (CH).

This edition of Sailing Stones is developing a residency program in partnership with B-Sides Festival in order to smooth the interaction between Swiss and Tunisian musicians and to encourage the circulation of these two musical universes beyond their borders. During 6 days before the festival, musicians will spend together two days in Tunis and 4 in the festival’s site experimenting, finalizing demos or songs, meeting local musicians, creating together, and take inspiration of surrounding landscape. Swiss musicians Bit-Tuner – One Sentence. Supervisor – Pyrit and lord kasseli will take part of the residency this year.

In addition to the residency, the festival will include workshops that aim to build a bridge between contemporary art and sound by encouraging artists to create sound installations in the surrounding landscape. A playful workshop, focusing on sound experimentation, will also be offered to young members of the audience.

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