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Balkanik Festival, a Levantine feast to seize Bucharest this weekend

Have you ever wondered why the Balkanik spirit is so fascinating for the rest of the world? You have now the opportunity to find out at the 7th edition of the world music Balkanik Festival this weekend (September 8-10). The event takes places at Baneasa Railway Station in Bucharest. The entrance is free.
Therefore, the venue hosted at Gradina Uranus relocates in the park in front of Baneasa Railway Station. The event is dominated by female voices this year: Yasmine Hamdan, Mitzura, Dikanda, Osoianu SistersBarcelona Gypsy BalKan Orchestra or Kolektif Istanbul. 

For the first time in Romania, Ciocârlia Brass Band teams up with Adrian Raso for a awesome jazz show.programme

Moreover, plenty of other surprises are in store, such as an artisan’s hand-made fair, a fair of the young handicraftsmen, cult-film screenings like Rembetiko (1983, d. Costas Ferris), Zorba the Greek (1964, d. Mihalis Kakogiannis), Arizona Dream (1993, d. Emir Kusturica), Soul Kitchen (2009, r. Fatih Akin), as well as photo exhibitions and other performances:

  • Polaroid Project — grunge, black&white portraits
  • End of a world as we know it— an Imagist project, dedicated to all trades and jobs that suffered major changes in the past years or are endangered.
  • Ada Kaleh— photos depicting the lost island on Danube and its beauties, its inhabitants and day-to-day life.

Delicious food and drinks, and even dance will not miss the show either.

How you get there: The Baneasa Royal Railway Station is near Miorita Fountain, across the Herastrau Park, behind Minovici Villa. You can take the bus (131, 205,261,304,449 stop right in front of the station) or you can use Uber.com/App, by introducing the balkanik17 promotional code and have the first ride for free, in the limit of RON 25.

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