Global Fest: Prem Gurung: Serga – Journey After Life
Inspired by a funeral ritual from his own Gurung culture in Nepal, Prem wants to bring the practice of music as a medium to connect the real and spiritual world and a guide toward the path of enlightenment. The concept of this performance is to bring an ancient, secret musical tradition of shamanistic ritual into the context of contemporary performing arts, through experimentation with soundscape, improvisation, and contextualization.
Now in its fourth year, Global Fest is the annual festival of students, teachers, alumni and guest performers in the Global Music degree programme at the Sibelius Academy. The festival celebrates cultural diversity and builds bridges for intercultural communication, understanding and collaboration through music and the arts in general.
This year, the festival takes place from 11 to 13 December and features performers from Aruba, Australia, Brazil, Catalonia, China, Finland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Nepal, Senegal, Serbia, Spain and Tanzania.