Ethno Catalonia 2023

Summer Music Camp/Festival & Concert Tour

From 22nd to 31st of July 2023

Welcome to Ethno Catalonia

Ethno Catalonia is a Summer Music Camp & Concert Tour for musicians (professional or hobby instrumentalists/singers and groups) from all over the world, with a great passion for Traditional/Folk/World music, to collaborate, jam, rehearse & perform at a final Concert Tour!

Along with the international residence for musicians, Ethno Catalonia is also a Festival of traditional, folk and world music, with a week-long offer of free open concerts in the main square of Banyoles.

Ethno Catalonia starts its 10 day tuneful journey at our music campus in the scenic Mediterranean town of Banyoles (Catalonia), close to a beautiful swimming lake. During the first 6 days participants will immerse in both global folk/traditional music through peer-to-peer song learning, and also in local music and leisure activities.

Daily workshops/rehearsals are conducted by our team of professional Artistic Mentors, in order to create and prepare the repertoire of tunes of the orchestra, which will perform it in a 3 day concert tour in different venues of  Catalonia.

Meanwhile, participants will also have the chance to play at the main local festival in individual and small combo performances, before performing all together as the EthnoOrchestra.

Join us, whether you are a professional musician or a hobby instrumentalist/singer, aged 16-30 years, coming from a local town or from the other side of the globe! Ethno is all about showing the world the magic of bringing together peers from any culture, to share and create a unique musical experience!

Ethno Catalonia is part of a global family and an active network of musicians, Ethno World, currently present in over 30 countries, which was created by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) in 1990. Ethno is an important meeting place for young musicians from the world over, who meet together to perform, learn new music face-to-face, collaborate, share different experiences, cultures and friendship. Dialogue, tolerance and understanding are essential values not only within the Ethno World, but also in the relationship with local communities.

Ethno Catalonia 2023 will take place between 22nd and 31st of July, and applications will be opened from 1st March to 31th May.

We hope to see you soon!

Ethno Catalonia 2023

From 22nd to 31st July

At Ethno Catalonia 2023 we will learn, share and play Traditional/ World /Folk music in a great multicultural environment, to live a unique musical and personal experience.

Saturday, 22 July 2023
Arrival day for residents

Sunday, 23 July 2023

Monday, 24 July 2023
Workshops & Ethno Festival

Tuesday, 25 July 2023
Workshops & Ethno Festival

Wednesday, 26 July 2023
Workshops & Ethno Festival

Thursday, 27 July 2023
Workshops & Ethno Festival

Friday, 28 July 2023
Ethno Tour & Ethno Festival

Saturday, 29 July 2023
Ethno Festival + Ethno Tour

Sunday, 30 July 2023
EthnoTour + EthnoFestival


Monday, 31 July 2023
Departure day

In addition, every day you can join the Festival’s musical program, which offers a concert every evening in Banyoles open to the public and participants for free.

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