Upcoming: Ditan Folk Music Festival 2012


Festival mayhem continues everyone – however, there is a more peaceful side to the madness which some of you might want to check out – especially those who overextend themselves that first day at Strawberry or MIDI and need a break from the rock n roll. That’s where the 2012 Ditan Folk Music Festival comes in! Over two days, April 31st and May 1st, some of the city’s most prolific folk bands will be joined by international acts (local and visiting) to serenade audiences in the lovely and centrally located Ditan Park (right above lama temple). The lineup is pretty hefty, so it’s a perfectly good substitute for the louder festivals dueling it out at the opposite ends of town. Here ya go…click on the names to get a taste of the music.


Monday April 31st (2:30 pm to 9:00 pm)

Song Dongye 宋冬野
Ma Di (Sesame Oil Leaves) 马頔
Mirror 镜子
Zhao Lei 赵雷
Dreamer 白若溪
纬青 (Taiwan) & LAG Orchestra
Randy Abel Stable (USA)
Polad&David; (Iran)
Dolan 都兰
Xiao He 小河
Zhang Sian France
Canada, France, Iran)
Shanren 山人


Tuesday May 1st (2:30 pm to 9:00 pm)

The Power Powder 大粉
Bloody Woods
Wu Siyao (April) 吴思瑶
Mama Funker (Brazil)
Li Dong 立東
叶尔波利 (Yerboli) & 文锋 & 次仁央吉
Nancy J Brown (UK)
Afrokoko RootsAfrica
Hoochie Coochie Gentlemen 浪荡绅士
Zhang Quan 张佺
Buyi 布衣
Traveler 旅行者

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