Third edition of the Paris Kurdish Cultural Festival opens on Saturday

The Paris Kurdish Cultural Festival will take place from 25 May to 1 June.

The Kurdish Democratic Council in France (CDK-F) is organizing the third edition of the Paris Kurdish Cultural Festival, in partnership with the Danielle Mitterrand Foundation, Paris City Hall, Montreuil City Hall, the Institute of Reflection and Studies on Kurdistan (IREK), the Arts and Culture of Kurdistan association (ACK), the Danielle Mitterrand Foundation and the France-Kurdistan Solidarity Association. The festival will take place from 25 May to 1 June.

The program for this third edition will take place in Paris and other cities in Île-de-France, and will offer a week of intense activities to discover Kurdish culture and its rich heritage. Through this festival, unique in France, the organizers want to make this threatened culture better known, to share and promote it.

Tickets for the festival can be bought here

Inviting the discovery of one of the oldest peoples of Mesopotamia, this festival represents an authentic meeting and a call to curiosity. It reminds of the cultural diversity in our world and the importance of preserving all its riches.

The program will offer artistic performances, manual arts workshops, culinary exhibitions and discussions. Children will have their own spaces too, and a day of fun workshops to play and discover the Kurdish language, music and dances. The last day of the festival will be crowned by a major concert with the participation of renowned Kurdish artists: 27 years after their last concert, Koma Amed will be performing again in a unique concert.