Malian master musician Bassekou Kouyate

Head Home for a new festival experience at Dartington this summer

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Malian master musician Bassekou Kouyate

Home, a one-day international music and arts festival, is set to take place at Dartington on Saturday, June 26.

The one-day festival features artists including Bassekou Kouyaté with Amy Sacko (Mali), Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali Ensemble (in their first visit to the UK from Pakistan in seven years), Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader (Scotland), Mor Karbasi (Israel), Patrick Duff of Strangelove fame and Cuban son stars Asere.

As well as the music there’s a range of Home-themed (sustainability, social justice and identity) arts and craft activities, story telling, sing-a-longs and special workshops throughout the day.

They will also be hosting a programme of talks, artist discussions and mini performances which relate to the theme of Home and explore Dartington’s history, tradition and interests in the arts, sustainability and social justice.

Dartington producer Matthew Linley told the Arts+Culture: “The action takes place in and around Dartington’s medieval courtyard, Great Hall and Barn Theatre and under canvas in the surrounding gardens.

“With outstanding home grown and international artists, film, story-telling, kids’ activities, quality food, stalls and crafts from around the world, Home is going to be a great way to have fun and explore diverse cultures this summer.”

Check out the Home site for more details.

(The Home event advertises with Arts+Culture)

(image: Bassekou©K.Hurford: Malian master musician Bassekou Kouyate is just one of Home’s international artists.)