The World Music Festival 2011 brings together an eclectic mix of musicians and musical genres. Ana Moura from Portugal, the Beijing Opera, and several more international musicians and musical groups will perform during the festival. The Andean Instruments Orchestra, or Orquesta de Instrumentos Andinos, will perform with the internationally-acclaimed flutist from Japan, Hikaru Iwakawa.
A smattering of South American artists will also perform, including Enrique Males, Mauricio Vicencio, and more.
Events are held at the Teatro Nacional Sucre in downtown Quito. Entrance tickets costs $10-20. Find out more about the calendar of events at the Teatre Sucre website.
Named the American Capital of Culture for 2011, Quito has lived up to its reputation by putting on a series of cultural events throughout the year. Other special events in Quito this year have included other acoustic guitar, jazz, and traditional sacred songs festivals, as well as art, science, and more exhibits. The International Bureau of Capitals of Culture (IBOCC) chooses a country to carry the torch of culture each year. Quito has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for 32 years (since 1978), and it boasts a vibrant historical center with its 130 monuments and 5000 well-preserved churches and architectural treasures.