In December 2014, Hamamatsu joined UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, the first city in Asia to do so in the field of music. As more cities joined the network at the end of last year, there are now 19 cities around the world connected to each other through this network, exploring together the unlimited potential of music. This year, top artists representing their respective regions from thirteen of these UNESCO Cities of Music will come together in “Hamamatsu, Japan’s music capital”, to take part in “the World Music Festival in Hamamatsu 2016”. At this new type of music festival, a diversity of instruments and musical cultures will transcend boundaries and merge together. The inspiring performances of the musicians who have gathered here from across the seas, from Africa, Europe, South America, and Asia, will breathe new life into Hamamatsu, a city that has made music a driving force in its urban development. Four days to experience the music of the world will now begin.
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