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A round-world trip in Martigues !

The Festival of Martigues, a cultural organization according to the French law, was created in 1989 on the initiative of the local ensemble “La Capouliero”, popular arts and traditions in Provence. La Capouliero, worried to enhance the brilliance of these arts, gave to itself a new challenge: create an unexpected place of expression for all popular cultures.

The success of this new meeting has given to Martigues the dimension to be among the major multicultural stages in Southern Europe. 500 artists from the 5 continents come every year to celebrate the tremendous multi-cultural party with different artistic exchanges.

Dance and Music, two arts strongly linked to each other, have found over the years, the richest and the most original land of expression. The authenticity of cultural minorities has met the fame of national ballets, traditional music has mingled with modern music, the voices of the world have tuned-up on a genuine run-up of creation.

The festival is a wonderful human and citizen adventure. The host families in Martigues open up their front door to welcome the world and its diversity. 450 volunteers are involved every year in order to offer the artists a place in respect with their talents.

Today, the Festival of Martigues has an impact on the contemporary artistic environment. More than ever, the Festival is an invitation to recognize yourself through others, a journey in the heart of traditions, a happy and coloured cruising, a round-world trip in Martigues.