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ASEAN-EU Cultural Festival
September 19 - September 25
We are pleased to welcome you to the ASEAN-EU Cultural Festival.
This is the first edition of the festival, and it stands under the sign of youth. It features a new generation of artists sharing their ideas, struggles and hopes. This generation strengthens ties between our two continents and stimulates a fruitful dialogue over a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient society.
In our music programme, jazz musicians from different backgrounds come together to create unexplored soundscapes while revisiting traditional melodies. Rock guitar riffs and rap flows echo the interrogations of art and creation on today’s greatest issues. Cinematic works reflect the hopes of a rising generation dedicated to a world that respects individual and collective rights: the right of women to be emancipated from the authority of men, the right of young people to live in a better world, the right of the handicapped to be integrated into society and the right of migrants to be treated as human beings.
Finally, the exhibition Butterflies count not months but moments, and have enough time brings together the young generation’s artistic perspectives on the idea of nature as a site for environmental and philosophical imagination. The exhibition questions the very notion of sustainability in terms of the circular economy and in relation to cultural belonging.
To celebrate the 45 years of friendship between the European Union and ASEAN, we invite you to a festival that is resolutely in tune with our times.