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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]In six years the Embassy Festival has expanded to an impressive international festival in which more than 60 countries participated. The festival started on Friday evening with performances by, amongst others, Témé Tan, Rizan Said and Folk Road Show. On Saturday the festival fully commenced with the International Market, Classical Stage, Contemporary Stage, Kids Compound and Creative Arena. Cultural and culinary surprises from all corners of the world came together on the Lange Voorhout. The performances by Dylan Leblanc, Oslo FAT Quartet, Ida Sand, Les Touristes, Trio Nur, Ethnofil, the rich palette of dances at the Creative Arena and the lively International Market full of surprises were the highlights of the day. The colorful Embassy Festival showed in a most literal sense that culture creates togetherness. On Saturday evening the Embassy Festival went over into the UIT Nacht, which is part of the UIT Festival Den Haag. Two festivals came together and emerged two worlds.
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Embassy Festival is more than just the International Market and the artists performing on the Contemporary Stage, Classical Stage, Creative Arena and Container. We have so much more that you might not know about, but that we’d love to introduce you to.
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Imagine a night on the picturesque Lange Voorhout where you and your friends can sit back, have a bit of food from one of the food trucks while fantastic music is being played by acts that have been flown-in from all over the world. Sounds like a perfect evening, right? This Friday evening, starting at 5pm, will mark the kick-off of the sixth edition of the Embassy Festival in an abbreviated setting in front of the Diligentia Theatre at the Lange Voorhout. We are delighted that the Ambassador of Australia has agreed to open the evening just before the performance of Folk Road Show, which was kindly made possible by their Embassy! In between the acts on the main stage we’ll have a fantastic dance group from India performing traditional dances at the Container Stage, as well as a very special show called ‘Legend of Dombra’, which is a very popular music instrument from Kazakhstan. That’s not all! We’ve also been able to secure a Silent Disco DJ who will get everyone dancing. Have a look at the schedule below to find out what we’ve got lined up for you this Friday evening! Container Stage 17.15 – 17.55 LEGEND OF DOMBRA This performance will be based around the origin of the most popular musical instrument in Kazakhstan, the two-stringed Dombra. During the performance, the audience will have a chance to be enchanted by the unique tunes of sazsyrnay, dabyl, shankobyz and throat singing (overtone singing). In addition to that, the group will perform traditional Kazakh dances and invite the audience to participate. 18.45 – 19.05 DANCE FORMS OF INDIA (Classic & Folk) Visitors will be able to enjoy not one but two traditional dances all the way from India. Bharatnatyam is one of the oldest and finest classical dance of South India. It is famous for its beautiful footwork and graceful movements and expressions. The North of India is also represented with the Rajasthani folk dance which is very popular in northern India. An excellent way to be introduced to their dance culture! 19.30 – 23.30 SILENT DISCO Dance and sing like nobody can hear you. Well they can, they just can’t hear the music. That’s right, we’ll have a Silent Disco at the Embassy Festival on Friday evening. Naturally, to stay in line with the vibe of the festival, a lot of world music will be played, as well as other music that will get you moving and singing like there’s no tomorrow. So bring all your friends and put on those headphones!
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DYLAN LEBLANC, OSLO FAT STRING QUARTET, IDA SAND, TABANKA, ETHNOFIL The sixth edition of the two-day Embassy Festival in The Hague is bigger than ever this year with over 60 embassies participating. The Embassy Festival offers visitors a two-day cultural, culinary and musical voyage of discovery. On Friday 31 August the festival will kick-off at 17.00 with two stages offering a diverse and colourful programme. The festival will fully commence on Saturday 1 September from 12.00 with four stages, the Kids Compound and the International Market. The festival highlights the cultural richness of the participating countries and inspires visitors to meet and experience each other’s culture. The Embassy Festival showcases that culture connects people and embodies togetherness and amazement. August 09, 2018
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31 AUG - 2 SEPT ‘18: CULTURAL WEEKEND WITH EMBASSY FESTIVAL AND UIT DEN HAAG Get ready to kick off your cultural season at the (free) Cultural Weekend extravaganza with the EMBASSY FESTIVAL and UIT FESTIVAL DEN HAAG. The Hague will be filled with theatre, dance, music and performances from all corners of the world during these three days. Embassy Festival will surprise and inspire with a cultural two-day world trip and UIT Festival presents a three-day marathon of previews of the upcoming cultural season 2018-2019.
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For the second year in a row we’ll have an Embassy Festival stage at THE LIFE I LIVE Festival. The Embassy Festival is a two-day world trip that takes place every year in the beginning of September at the idyllic Lange Voorhout. The team behind it are the same people organising THE LIFE I LIVE festival every year. All the international sounds and vibes, that you’ll have heard at the Embassy Festival, will be present at the Hofplaats stage on Kingsday.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]This year the Embassy Festival will take place on Friday the 31rst of August and Saturday 1 September. We're very much looking forward to this year's edition of the festival. Countries and their regions will be represented by their embassies on the festival terrain and they will demonstrate the uniqueness of their culture at the Lange Voorhout.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Proudly we look back at Embassy Festival 2017 where all cultures came together at the Lange Voorhout in The Hague. For the first time Embassy Festival lasted two days and welcomed over 50.000 visitors. The cultural (music, dance, theatre) and culinary richness of all the different participating countries made the festival a world trip on its own. Please check out our facebookpage where you can find all our photos.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]With over 50.000 visitors, over 45 performances and 51 participating embassies the Embassy Festival 2017 was a huge succes! The Embassy Festival had a dream start on the Lange Voorhout in The Hague on Friday evening. Minyeshu (ETH), Farjaam (IRN), Levi Silvanie (CUW) and a spontaneous Irish folk music session set the tone of the festival which was best seen as a two-day cultural world trip.
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