For four days, from the 21st to the 24th of September, Barcelona becomes a space of intercultural dialogue and of meeting with Asia, in a celebration that is within the Mercè Festival and BAM with several artistics from the Asian continent. Plaça de la Catedral, plaça dels Àngels, plaça Joan Coromines, Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison, Ateneu Barcelonès, Casa Asia and the Sala Teatre of CCCB will be the main stages of this edition.
Among the main attractions of this edition, the percussion of the Korean group Noreum Machi, the change of masks of the Wu Opera of Quzhou and the Hao Yun’s folk-rock from Beijing.
The local novelties of this year are starred by amateur Asian people resident in Barcelona: the debut of the choir Barcelona Coral Asia and the 1st Asian Talent Show.
The folklore of the Silk Route with Gochag Askarov & Mugham Ensemble, the caligraphic art of the Japanese Tsubasa Kimura, the traditional dance of the group Shikpaka Academy from Bangladesh and the Pakistani dancer Fasih Ur Rehman complete the international poster of a Festival that will end with the Asian accent on the Mercè Festival with the traditional «One Day in Asia»
The Festival is open to other towns of Barcelona with the performance of the finalists of the Talent Show.