Wroclaw Tamborrada performed by children and young people will bring us closer to San Sebastian

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Students of Wroclaw and Lower Silesian schools will take part in a local version of the Spanish feast, which resounds with drums every year on January 20 on the streets of San Sebastian. It will be a symbolic musical bridge between the two partner cities of the European Capital of Culture 2016.

Tamborrada is a Basque festival of drums, celebrated in San Sebastian, a city that is the European Capital of Culture 2016 along with Wroclaw. Wroclaw residents want to join the joyful celebration of the patron saint of the city of San Sebastian, performing songs arranged by themselves.

On January 20 at 11 am in Oribta Hall, children and young people from Wroclaw and the surrounding area will perform the March of San Sebastian and the WrocLove song with the help of drums, wooden boards and rattles. They will be joined by a police orchestra and the artists: “Dziubek Band”, “Mażoretki Trzebnickie” and stepping dancers from “Wrocławska Stepownia”.

Last year Tamborrada brought together 1,600 participants in Nowy Targ Square. This year, there will be almost 3,000 – as many in fact as can be accommodated in Orbita Hall. Drummers playing big drums standing on the stage and landings will encourage participants to take part in the fun.