International Folk Festival “Music and Traditions in Ci?migiu” kicks off on Friday with a parade of the Romanian and international folk costumes to occur between the Romanian Athenaeum and Ci?migiu Park starting 13:00, but also with carriage rides and performances.
The ninth edition of the festival will last until Sunday, June 21, while rejoining 2,000 national and foreign artists, folk ensembles, brass bands, national communities and minorities, hand-made and handicraft fairs, workshops and traditional food.
“Sheffield Pipe Band” ensemble from Scotland, “Geghard Dance” from Armenia, “Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan” from India, “Lada” ensemble from Serbia and “Fluiera?” ensemble from Republic of Moldova will join this year’s edition, offering special dance and music performances for all three days of the festival.
In the first day of the event, representatives of the German, Italian, Greek, Macedo-Rumanian, Roma and Magyar minorities are scheduled to perform on the main stage.
The artistic program is due on two stages in the park: the main stage located on the lawn of Monte Carlo restaurant and Fan Zone stage.
Ci?migiu Park will also host a real traditional village where visitors can enjoy traditional products and handicrafts. There will be 60 cottages on the park’s alleys displaying handicraft products such as ceramics, wooden and bone sculptures, leather, textiles, icons, music instruments, embroidered peasant blouses, folk costumes, masks and dolls, but also honey, home made cakes, syrups, jams, ginger bread, cheese etc. A gastronomic area will be set up near Foisor, available during 11:00-22:00.
The entrance is free. The festival is organized by the Bucharest City Hall through Creart- the Creation, Art and Tradition Center.