Denmark celebrates song


Italian group Compagnia Sacco (left) and ethnic Chechen ensemble, Aznash Laaman, from Georgia performing on opening night of Denmark Festival of Voice.

Photo credit: Hazel Blake.

Now in its 13th year, the Denmark Festival of Voice has grown to become one of the highlights on the Great Southern events calendar.

The festival brings together a diverse range of local, national and international performers and audiences to Denmark over the June long weekend.

Celebrating the human voice with a special focus on community singing and involvement, the festival boasts more than 80 acts in 18 venues during the four-day program.

International acts this year included performers from Georgia and Italy. Local and national performers also take part in the Festival of Voice, and everyone attending is welcome to sing.

As well as entertaining the large number of attendees who enjoy the performances, the festival also provides professional development for artists and residents through workshops, collaboration and networking.

The Denmark Festival of Voice is a project of Denmark Arts and is supported by the GSDC through its Community Chest Fund, with a $50,000 grant covering the event in 2017 and 2018.

Watch this video and enjoy the sounds of Compagnia Sacco in the Valley of the Giants.


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