National/Specialised Music Organisation
Gannat association "cultures of the world"
The main event of our annual activity is our festival, which is a place for diffusion of traditional cultures, for promotion of Intercultural Dialogue, for promotion of Intangible Cultural Heritage and for promotion of a Culture of Peace and non-violent, as defined by UNESCO.The festival is an open door to the world, where, during 10 days, about 15 groups are invited to present their country through arts and traditions that are part of their culture : dance, music, song, handicraft, games, cooking, rituals ...400 artists, 500 volunteers, 40.000 visitors in Gannat and in the villages around.
What makes sense of this unique event is the mixture of cultures and generations that allow everyone to discover various forms of art expression. Our association is also a NGO partner of Unesco and we take part to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The festival « Cultures of the World » as been one of the first festival to be part of the NGO CIOFF (International Council for Folk Festival).