The 5th edition of the annual Balkan Sessions will once again show the incredible versatile faces of Eastern music and its ability to fuse genres and people by covering several cultural domains and integrating loads of musical influences, dance rhythms and historical backgrounds.

➄ NO TENGO PATRIA (a gypsy dance journey)


웃웃 ♫♫ 22:15 - 23:00 |  No Tengo Patria (a gypsy dance journey) | special festival project


Nomadic tribes like the Indian Kalbelia travelled direction South of Spain and Northern Africa passing through Turkey and Eastern Europe, where a fertile exchange with Roma music took place. The fruitful result became an important element in the development of flamenco in Andalucia, where gypsy rhythms and Eastern melody patterns blended with a.o. traditional Spanish music and Arabian sounds. It is this image becoming a figure, with its diverse influences and junctions, being expressed in this show. For this unique festival project we gathered the most talented Belgian specialists, each in their own league. Kalbelia style: Maya Sapera, Aaricia Ponnet, Sattar Khan, Mahabub Khan. Turkish gypsy style: Maya Sapera, Robbe Kieckens, Nathan Daems. Flamenco syle: Sofia Yero, José El Titi, El Juanele.

Tijdens de Gentse feesten bivakkeert binair01 drie avonden in de tuinen van Industriemuseum Gent / Bar Mitte, vlak naast het Baudelo park. Sonar op vrijdag 19 en zaterdag 20 juli, Partyzani op zaterdag 27 juli.

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.

➀ Live stories + The Gypsy Wolves ● Balkan Sessions festival 2018


◔ 17:30 - 20:00 | FOOD | DOCU | ACOUSTIC CONCERTS


The 1st part of the Balkan Sessions festival ● 2018 consists of live stories, foto & docu by The Caravan's Journal, food and acoustic concerts by The Gipsy Wolves – a Gent based Roma band –  and Wouter Vandenabeele's violin players. Join these 16 musicians and journalists in their deep quests to the heart of the Balkan region from 17:30 until 20:00!

♫ The Gipsy Wolves (SLOV/BE) 18:00 - 18:20
Gent hosts some excellent Roma musicians forming a 4-piece Slovakian Balkan band.
☄ live story + photo from Bulgaria by The Caravan's Journal 18:20 - 18:35
♫ Wereldmuziekschool De Centrale olv Wouter Vandenabeele 18:35 - 18:50
☄ live story + docu from Ukrain by The Caravan's Journal 18:50 - 19:05

♫ The Gipsy Wolves (SLOV/BE)
☄ live story Srebrenica + NESTOR photo presentation by The Caravan's Journal

♫ The Gipsy Wolves + 4 violins closing concert 1st part 19:40 - 20:00

➁ Tcha Limberger Trio live ● Balkan Sessions festival 2018


♫ 20:00 - 21:00 | Tcha Limberger Trio (BE/HUN)


Composer, genius violin player, guitarist and singer Tcha Limberger belongs to that tiny circle of world class musicians living on Belgian soil. Born half tzigane, or manouche, or European nomad, his musical mission is to break the existing prejudices towards Rom people from Eastern Europe by expanding their rich history and culture. Thanks to his incredible versatility, Tcha Limberger is like no other able to connect two historical sides of the Eastern-European music in all its beauty: the jazz manouche and the Rom music, thus resulting in a combination of gypsy swing and Balkan chants. At the binair01 ● Balkan Sessions festival ● 2018, Tcha Limberger Trio will bridge the acoustic live story part perfectly with the full band international headliner part, introducing the gypsy swing initiation at the end of his concert. Listen to some more Tcha Limberger music clips here!

➂ Gypsyswing show + dance workshop ● Balkan Sessions festival 2018


웃 21:00 - 21:40 | Dance show & workshop gypsyswing


The first dance part ties up perfectly with the concert of Tcha Limberger: Shana Van Cauwenberghe and Joren van Eyken (teachers at De Ingang, connected with Crazy Legs) show their skills followed by a dance workshop gypsyswing.

➅ Dance show & workshop Bollywood ● Balkan Sessions festival 2018


웃 00:30 - 01:15 |  Dance show & animation bollywood


The dj-set party at binair01 ● Balkan Sessions festival ● 2018 opens with a dance show of Maya Sapera and Aaricia Ponnet (teacher at Danshuis De Ingang), both specialists Indian dance, followed by a workshop / animation contemporary Bollywood, searching for one of the historical roots of gypsy music all the way to India. Watch some dance clips of Maya Sapera and Aaricia!

The Partyzani editions focus on balkan bass – being just the shakra wheel reeling in the latest evolutions of contemporary, innovative and thrilling party music from the East.

This Partyzani edition is a special one, as it will let you discover for one night only a suprising, uncanny location in the middle of Gent.

The Partyzani editions focus on balkan bass – being just the shakra wheel reeling in the latest evolutions of contemporary, innovative and thrilling party music from the East.

Trailer binair01 ● Partyzani balkan bass party


● Line-up Partyzani balkan bass party 31/03 ●

Newborn Omar Dahl brings electronical music supported by live synths. A fluid compound on which horn and string instruments are added creates a warm breeze of melodies on a solid layer of dance beats, with influences from Arabian and Balkan music. First Gent concert!


Before and after the concert resident dj Mnsr Zéro will spoil you with 5 hours of mesmerizing balkan, gypsy, swing, dabke and other kitsch bollywood tunes in his own serious kind of crazy way. See you in a few days.


After two successful editions the Balkan Sessions festival is growing a tiny bit bigger, with film'n'food, dj-sets and 3 very different live (big) bands from all around the globe.

Binair01 balkan sessions #2 aftermovie


The 2nd edition grew to festival proportions, and the 3rd one promises a sensational line-up on november 25, 2017. See you at our New Year's Eve dancefloor in a few days.

Aftermovie features Antwerp Gipsy-Ska OrkestraKocani OrkestarLekker GecRadio Barbã & Mnsr Zéro. Credits Joao Santos. This production was a collaboration with De Centrale.

The 2nd edition dedicated to balkan music invites one of the very best orkestars from the balkans and one of the very best from the belgistans.

Full line-up balkan sessions #2 finally revealed


The first Ghentish balkan festival since the confluence of Schelde and Leie with film, food, concerts and dj-sets in 2 rooms. Proud to present the line-up:

DOORS 18:00

◔ film'n'food (Kelderzaal)

▸ food by Lekker Gec 

▸ 'Black Cat, White Cat' by Emir Kusturica 18:30 - 20:30

CONCERTS 20:30 (Turbinezaal)

Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra 20:30 - 21:45 

▸ soundcloud | bandcamp

◕ Kočani Orkestar 22:00 - 23:30

▸ youtube meshup | deezer spotify

●  PARTY 22:30 - 3:00 (Kelderzaal)

Radio Barbã dj-set

▸ mixcloud

Mnsr Zéro (resident binair01) dj-set

▸ mixcloud | ▸ deezer

balkan sessions #2 - headliner mashup


This mashup presents the headliner of binair01 balkan sessions #2 on december 2 at De Centrale, Gent. The tape is also on mixcloud.

Binair01 closes the free Copacobana Festival near Ghent with a live band and a dj-set. French balkan-electro quintet Asa-I-Viata will close the main stage, and our resident dj mnsr zér0 will make you party until the very end.

Les Cerveaux Lents play at ~ bougez bougez ~


The members from Les Cerveaux Lents share their common passion for klezmer and gipsy music since 2002, but until now deliberately kept the band in the intimate pleasure background of their other musical projects like Absynthe Minded and Va Fan Fahre. We all know what happened to those two, so Les Cerveaux Lents is back in the game.

And how! Their first full album “Heiβ und fürchterlich”, which was released a few months ago, is a fresh and joyful combination of klezmer with influences going from Arabian to African sounds with a hint of jazzy Django swing guitar. 

Don’t be mistaken though: the tunes are catchy, the rhythms infectious enough to have your legs badly shaken.

|| Les Cerveaux Lents | in concert at ~ bougez bougez ~ | 13.05 VOORUIT Gent ||

The binair01 ✦ C O L O RC A L O R ✦ series are dj-set editions which discover melting dance music from all over the world. This 3rd edition supports our friends from Sheeprock.

This edition is dedicated to bohemian music with restless hearts. We lift 2 "caravan" bands on stage: one international famous French-Polish manouche-balkan-electroband, one national pride of exquisite musicians in true Django style, both of them officially presenting their brand new albums.

This edition is dedicated to balkan music. Tonight is a joyful celebration of its incredible versatile faces and its ability to fuse genres and people. Some of the best French and Belgian examples of this border crossing phenomenon will make you dance from second # one.

f i e s t a. p a r a b a i l a r.
The ✦ COLORCALOR ✦ series discover melting dance music from all over the world. This edition opens the new season with a pure dj-set night.

Live radio dj-set by resident dj mnsr zér0


Live mix by mnsr zér0 on Radio Taxi,, presenting the opening party binair01 ✦ COLORCALOR ✦ on october 16, 2015 @Sioux, Ghent.

The mix includes some gentle electrocumbia with swingbeats and balkansoul, funky brasileiro with afrolatino in a clubmix of exciting dancetunes from all over the planet.

This is the first time binair01 occupies the beautiful venue of De Centrale with the very first # gare centrale # edition. Three national and international live bands + afterparty, two separate rooms. A recipe for many successful future editions.

The very first ✦ C O L O RC A L O R ✦ edition goes for summervibe sessions with the alterlatino band Chicos Y Mendez and hot tunes from mnsr zér0.

Binair01 bezet op zaterdag 6 april voor de tweede keer één van de mooiste feestlocaties van Gent: de balzaal in de Vooruit. Deze keer staan er 3 bands op het programma die jullie trakteren op sublieme live muziek voor hoofd en leden. Om middernacht gooit mnsr zér0 jullie benen pas echt los met een unieke mengelmoes van balkan, gipsyswing, latino, Spaanse rumba, Franse ska en andere wereldse deuntjes.

Le 6 avril Binair01 investi pour la 2ième fois une des plus belles salles de concerts à Gand: le « balzaal » au Vooruit. Des groupes de musique minutieusement choisis vous offrent 3 concerts en live. Après minuit le cœur de la soirée commence avec les mix uniques du DJ résident mnsr zér0 alliant rythmes balkans, gipsyswing, latino, rumba Espagnol, ska Français et autres sons des quatre coins du monde.

Binair01 bezet op 6 april één van de mooiste feestlocaties van Gent: de balzaal in de vooruit. Plaats te over voor enkele geëerde gasten, dachten we, en we nodigden prompt onze 2 favoriete bands uit om jullie te trakteren op sublieme live muziek voor hoofd en leden.