his year world attention on Brazil will not just be because of the FIFA World Cup. There’s also another important international event, the Ninth Rio de Janeiro Harp Festival. Harpists from around the world will play their instruments there in 140 different concerts across the city, in a variety of locations during May

Altogether, there’ll be over 100 musicians supporting 45 Harpists from 25 different countries. They will perform at such venues as the Cultural Centre, San Clemente Palace and the Guanabara Palace plus a host of others.

The opening event will be at Guanabara, a venue at which the Marine Corps Orchestra will support the performance of Harpist Doreenbos Habiba from the Netherlands.