Alkantara Fest

International folk and world music festival
Alkantara Fest was founded in 2004 in the area of the river Alcantara named by the Arabs ‘Al qantarah’. The vision of the Alkantara Fest is to disseminate the rich musical traditions of Sicily in relation to other European cultures.
Like the river from which it derives its name, Alkantara’s source comes from the very heart of Mount Etna and looks towards the Mediterranean and even beyond to the north and east of Europe.
The realization of the Alkantara Fest is like an imaginary journey throughout history, nature and different traditions. Our aim is to demonstrate how Sicily, such a big melting-pot of styles, influences, races and cultures, can be deeply and intimately connected to an ideal thread to each different European popular tradition.

Our team

Associazione Culturale Darshan
Mario Gulisano
Marco Carnemolla
Support and grants
European Union – Creative Europe
Ministero della Cultura
Regione Siciliana, Turismo Sport e Spettacolo
Comune di Zafferana etnea
Comune di Santa Venerina
Audio and lights
AMS Service, Zafferana
Vincenzo Rinaldi
Graphics and design
Giuseppe Lombardo
Stefania Galazzo

Photo and video

Nadia Arancio
Alessia Spampinato
Ambra Scamarda
GNC Press
Gianni Nicola Caracoglia
Lavinia D’Agostino
MediaEvent, Hungary
Babel Sound, Hungary
JM International, Belgium
Italian World Beat
European Folk Network, Belgium
Taranta festival, Australia
3CR Community radio, Australia
SBS radio, Australia
Vivi Budapest, Hungary
Azienda agricola Il Pigno
Azienda agricola Bagolaro
B&B Sotto i Pini
Casa di paglia Felcerossa
Il Tamburo di Aci
LineaTrad magazine
Le Cose Buone
Anima Munti
Bar Etna, Pisano
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