Balkan in de Bozar

Voor MixedWorldMusic.Com sprak ik met de twee organisatoren van het Brusselse Balkan Trafik festival, het gesprek is hier terug te lezen.

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Balkan Trafik

This weekend I finally attended Balkan Trafik in Bozar, the yearly cultural festival on Balkan music and culture. The costumes of these dancers remind me of voodoo culture, but they are actually from Bulgaria. They’re called Kukeri from Rakovski and this cultural practice is recognized by UNESCO as intangible world heritage. Goosebumps, this resonates on a deep, preintellectual level. I like! The 12th edition of Balkan Festival will end with a Giant Horo on de Grote Markt van Brussel, from 13hrs on. Come and have a dance!