16 August 2018
Maybe the magic of something as simple as a mask workshop lies in the fact that, for a moment, they can be who they want. Becoming a lion that roars bravely, for example, while meeting new people and learning new values and cooperation. We are in the Magicomundo mask workshop, an area in Rototom dedicated to children. A spot that offers a programming that fits them perfectly as well as it makes them feel as a part of the festival, where they can learn about the philosophy of love, solidarity and peace that keeps guiding the festival since 25 years ago.
Curious looks awaken every event that they encounter. The smiles when they participate in the workshops alongside other kids or their family. Watching them dance to the rhythm of reggae music or running around the area hiding themselves among the many corners is worth discovering. It’s solidarity and cooperation. It’s this special light that they emit.
The mask workshop is captained by the Formigues Festival team (who also understand the importance of making space in the festival for the younger ones) is just one of the many things you can find at the festival. Sharing, growing and learning; this is the motto of those who arranged the activities for MagicoMundo, through many themed territories; Water, Earth, Globality, Imaginarium, Dreams and Reconnecting. This isn’t the only area, the ArteSano Market and African Village are another two areas that have arranged workshops and activities especially designed for kids and families.
But this isn’t everything. The uniqueness of Rototom Sunsplash resides in that is becoming the perfect festival to enjoy as a family. This is integrated into each of its areas, enjoying the concerts, getting lost in the open air market or enjoying the gastronomic offering becomes a unique voyage suitable for everyone attending including families. It’s a corner of people where kids can discover new cultures and ways of understanding the world. Could there be anything more magic and meaningful than this?
Translated by Berta Asensio and Finn Darco