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Balkan Trafik

Balkan Trafik

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Balkan Trafik! pulls out all the stops with music, dance, debates, workshops and films from South-East Europe.

For the first time the festival opens on the same day as the Brussels Short Film Festival, which has come up with a specially adapted film programme.

More than ever before this ninth edition offers an eclectic mix of musical styles which date back to the rich, traditional culture and folk music of the Balkans. You can expect contemporary ‘bulgarbeat’ andsevdalinka, oldlove songsfrom Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The guest of honour is Goran Bregovićand hisband. Young and old alike can’t resist dancing to their infectiousrhythms.

New this year arethe Balkan Kafé in theHorta Hall and a  focus on the Roma culture with a workshop, an exhibition, a DJ and VJ set and an exceptional dance performance by the gypsy ensemble ‘KesajTchavé’ from Slovakia. National dance groups from Albania, Bulgaria and Hungary will be demonstrating their artsoutsidethe walls of the Centre for Fine Arts. Be whisked away toSouth-East Europe and dance alongto the rhythms of hot-blooded Balkan music!