The 4th edition of the annual Balkan Sessions is a broad festival covering several cultural domains, exploring the incredible versatile faces of Eastern music and its ability to fuse genres and people – whether it is balkan, Roma rap, gypsyswing, Middle-Eastern hiphop or the Turkish and Persian heritages behind it. Together with VOEM, binair01 transforms the complete venue of De Centrale into a festival filled with expo, dance, food, workshops, docu, lectures and most of all: a huge amount of music with no less than 5 concerts and a dj-set party.
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◔ 17:30 - 20:00 | FOOD | DOCU | ACOUSTIC CONCERTS
♫ The Gipsy Wolves (SLOV/BE) 18:00 - 18:15
Gent hosts some excellent Roma musicians forming a 4-piece Slovakian Balkan band.
☄ live story + photo from Bulgaria by The Caravan's Journal 18:15 - 18:25
♫ Wereldmuziekschool De Centrale olv Wouter Vandenabeele 18:25 - 18:40
☄ live story + docu from Ukrain by The Caravan's Journal 18:40 - 18:55
♫ The Gipsy Wolves (SLOV/BE) 18:55 - 19:20
☄ live story Srebrenica + NESTOR photo presentation by The Caravan's Journal 19:20 - 19:40
♫ The Gipsy Wolves + 4 violins closing concert 1st part 19:40 - 20:00
◑ HEADLINER CONCERTS 20:00 - 00:30
One of the best violin players of the planet leads his Hungarian and Belgian musicians through vivid swing manouche rhythms and balkan chants.
웃 Dance show & workshop gypsyswing
Explosive dance feast of Balkan brass, dub and electro.
♫♫♫ Giufà (IT)
Solid Sicilian mix of tarantella and gypsypunk.
◕ PARTY 00:30
웃 Dance show & animation bollywood
Mix of balkan, (gypsy)swing, brass, dabke, Arab tech & klezmer with a flavour of cumbia, afrolatin & afrobeats.
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