Envision a festival where global icons join forces with extraordinary, yet undiscovered talents in a collaborative showcase. Picture an event that not only celebrates diverse and cultural music from around the globe but also incorporates elements of art, dance, cuisine, sports, and education. Now, take it a step further and imagine a festival that channels all its profits into supporting communities in need, fostering youth education, constructing vital infrastructure, and aiding people in disaster-stricken areas worldwide.
If you can conceptualize this comprehensive vision, you’re on the right track to understanding the essence of the FEELn festival. Nestled in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil – the epicenter of Afro culture in the country and a city striving to be a global hub for Afro culture – the FEELn festival is poised to revolutionize the festival landscape.
The essence of the FEELn festival transcends the conventional festival experience. While it will boast colossal stages, headline acts, and the exhilaration of thousands reveling in unison, these elements merely scratch the surface of what the FEELn festival has to offer. Designed as an immersive artistic, cultural, and educational journey, the festival incorporates smaller stages featuring diverse artists and talents.
This unique approach encourages festival-goers to not merely spectate but to actively listen, engage, and learn. Artists, in turn, are prompted to forge closer connections with the audience. The festival’s ingenious design is crafted to guide visitors on a multifaceted exploration—from culinary delights to fashion, cultural immersion to artistic expression. Attendees will encounter, engage with, and uncover hidden talents, new music, and a myriad of novel experiences.
Moreover, the FEELn festival is committed to inclusivity, pioneering innovative ticketing plans that enable even those with limited financial means to partake in the festivities. This revolutionary approach ensures that individuals from all walks of life can access and experience facets of the festival that might have otherwise been beyond their reach.
On December 5, 2023, the FEELn Festival unveiled its online promotional extravaganza, “FEELN on the 5th.” This live online event, a prelude to the upcoming FEELn Festival in 2024, showcased a preview of the artists and talents set to grace the live stage. The event commenced with a poignant opening by Ndileka Mandela, the granddaughter of Nelson Mandela. Notably, “FEELN on the 5th” also served as a commemoration of the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s passing..
Highlighting artists in intimate, mostly unplugged settings, the FEELn on the 5th event provided a platform for these talents to narrate their stories, connect with the audience, and unveil their music and artistry. From Bosnia Express transmitting their vibrant Balkan music infused with Romany tones, live from Sweden, to the soulful Le Mpendulo from South Africa pouring her heart into her performance with a beloved guitar, the lineup was diverse and memorable. The experience was truly something to cherish as the artists shared their craft in authentic and compelling ways.
The FEELn festival unveiled captivating narratives, such as the inspiring tale of Nozizwe and the Ubuntu Choir in the Czech Republic. This group of Eastern Europeans shares a profound love for the Gospel and soulful sounds of Africa, dedicating themselves to spreading this passion among their compatriots and beyond. The story vividly illustrates the transformative and inclusive power of music, transcending boundaries and mending hearts when imbued with sincerity, passion, and unwavering dedication.
Nozizwe, meaning “mother of nations,” is the title bestowed upon the lead singer, creator, and leader of the Ubuntu Choir, a name graciously given by the African people themselves. While this is a narrative we are sure to delve deeper into, it symbolizes just one of the many extraordinary stories revealed during the FEELn on the 5th event, making it a truly compelling and enriching experience to witness.
Nor should we overlook the vibrant Brazilian representation at the Feeln on the 5th live online event. Artists such as Brasafro, MUV, Ricardo Veracai, Fernando Lobo, Pretos do Bairro, and more, shared their compelling stories, passions, and musical artistry, enriching the Feeln on the 5th event with the diverse cultural tapestry of Brazil. These and many more will be live at the FEELn festival in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil on March 5-9 2024. If this unique promotional online event is anything to go by we can expect an amazing unique and game-changing moment at the FEELn festival in Bahia Brazil in 2024.
Artists from across the globe came together to grace this extraordinary event. Hailing from the Far East, Jane Maria, an opera star and Goodwill Ambassador for the FEELn festival, showcased her exceptional talents and shared a powerful message with the world. Additionally, the Wild Wild Women of India infused incredible energy into the performance with their dynamic rap ensemble, adding a unique and spirited dimension to the online FEELn on the 5th event.
Founder and director of the FEELn festival Stephen Ellis told us when we reached out to him
“We just want to make a good sound, we feel the world needs that at this time.“
For more information about the FEELn on the 5th event, to watch the performances visit: www.feelnonthe5th.com
To find out more about the FEELn Festival in Bahia, Brazil 2024 visit www.feelnfestival.com