WALES | CYMRU

ABOUT WALES ARTS INTERNATIONAL

 AM GELFYDDYDAU RHYNGWLADOL CYMRU

Wales Arts International is the international agency of the Arts Council of Wales. We provide advice and support to artists and arts organisations from Wales who work internationally. We are a contact point for international artists organisations and agencies working in or connecting with Wales. We work closely with Welsh Government in growing Wales' international cultural relations and brand.

Celfyddydau Rhyngwladol Cymru yw asiantaeth ryngwladol Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru. Rydym yn darparu cyngor a chefnogaeth i artistiaid a sefydliadau celfyddydol o Gymru sy'n gweithio'n rhyngwladol. Rydym yn bwynt cyswllt i artistiaid, sefydliadau ac asiantaethau rhyngwladol sy'n gweithio yng Nghymru neu sy'n cysylltu â hi. Rydym yn cyd-weithio'n agos gyda Llywodraeth Cymru i dyfu perthnasoedd diwylliannol a brand Cymru yn rhyngwladol.

www.wai.org.uk

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SHOWCASES | ARDDANGOSIADAU

 

VRï

VRï comprise three young men from deepest, darkest, chapel-going Wales who create a soundtrack to the cultural upheaval of the past two hundred years. Now based in Cardiff, VRï hail from the Tawe, Afan and Ogwen valleys in the form of Jordan Price Williams (cello, voice), Aneurin Jones (violin, voice) and Patrick Rimes (viola, violin, voice). VRï re-interpret Wales’ rich and diverse repertoire of traditional music through the prism of a string chamber-trio. Harnessing the raw energy of the fiddle and the finesse of the violin, they combine the energy of a rowdy pub session with the beauty of a Viennese string quartet and add powerful vocal harmonies to conjure up a unique sound-world that exceeds the sum of its parts.

CATRIN FINCH & AOIFE NI BHRIAIN

Catrin Finch, from Llanon on the west coast of Wales, is the most gifted classical harp virtuoso of her generation, grounded in prodigious early achievements and intense classical training, and serving as Royal Harpist to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in her early twenties. She has ventured into unchartered musical territory, most notably through her award-winning collaboration with Seckou Keita. Dublin native Aoife Ní Bhriain is one of her generation’s most versatile and gifted violinists, a dazzling musician who commands both the classical world and her Irish traditional heritage. Together, Aoife and Catrin form a fearless and intrepid virtuoso duo, anxious to explore a musical world of creative possibility, challenge and discovery, and linked by the cultural, linguistic and political ties of their home countries. Fresh from a debut performance as a duo at the Other Voices Cardigan online festival in March 2021, Aoife and Catrin now embark on a new live performance collaboration together.

Both acts are represented Mwldan

PANELS | PANELI

MUSIC, INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES, GLOBAL EMERGENCIES AND ME |

CERDDORIAETH, IEITHOEDD BRODOROL, ARGYFYNGAU BYD-EANG A FI

In a discussion chaired Songlines editor Jo Frost, Lisa Jên of 9Bach (Wales), Gareth Bonello The Gentle Good (Wales), Brìghde Chaimbeul (Scotland) and ShoShona Kish (Canada) talk about colonisation, climate change, music and indigenous languages in the context of Covid-19, and look ahead to UNESCO International Decade of Indigenous Languages. Produced by Neuadd Ogwen and in association with Neuadd Ogwen’s new festival of indigenous languages, Gŵyl Mawr y Rhai Bychain, and the World Music Pan-Indigenous Network.

 

Mewn sgwrs wedi ei chadeirio gan Jo Frost, golygydd Songlines, mae Lisa Jên o 9Bach (Cymru), Gareth BonelloThe Gentle Good (Cymru), Brìghde Chaimbeul (Yr Alban) a ShoShona Kish (Canada) yn trafod coloneiddio, newid hinsawdd, cerddoriaeth a ieithoedd brodorol yng nghyd-destun Covid-19, ac yn edrych ymlaen tuag at Ddegawd Rhyngwladol Ieithoedd Brodorol UNESCO. Wedi’i gynhyrchu gan Neuadd Ogwen ac ar y cyd â gŵyl newydd ieithoedd brodorol Neuadd Ogwen, Gŵyl Mawr y Rhai Bychain, a’r Rhwydwaith Cerddoriaeth Gynhenid y Byd

WOMEX 18 | SHOSHONA KISH ACCEPTANCE SPEECH (PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE)

 

ShoShona Kish won the Professional Excellence Award at WOMEX 18. WOMEX 18 also saw the inaugural meeting of the World Music Pan-Indigenous Network and looked ahead to the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019.

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MAP: WORLD MUSIC FESTIVALS IN WALES | GWYLIAU CERDDORIAETH BYD YNG NGHYMRU

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Ahead of WOMEX19, we created a map which outlines all the world music festivals that take place in Wales. Find out more.

Fe wnaethom greu map o holl ŵyliau cerddoriaeth y byd sydd yng Nghymru ar gyfer WOMEX19. Darganfyddwch fwy.

ORGANISATIONS | SEFYDLIADAU

 

FOCUS WALES

www.focuswales.com

MWLDAN

mwldan.co.uk/

 

TRAC
trac.cymru

TY CERDD
www.tycerdd.org

 

NEUADD OGWEN
www.neuaddogwen.com

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE | CANOLFAN MILENIWM CYMRU

www.wmc.org.uk