The 9th ProEtnica Festival takes start in Sighisoara tomorrow, and will join, for nine days, delegates of all ethnic communities across Romania. Over 6,000 representatives from the 20 ethnic communities living in Romania attended the previous eight editions of the festival.
‘The festival will join in the Medieval Fortress more than 800 representatives of ethnic communities and media partners. This year, we also tried to include migrant organisations, which means new minorities, such as the Association of Female African Refugees, to join old minorities. We have an arts and crafts festival – very, very beatiful. On display, photographs and handicrafts,’ Mediafax quoted the director of the Inter-ethnic Educational Centre for Youth, Volker Reiter, as saying. Reiter also announced that a six-member Bavarian folk music band has been invited to the festival (August 18), as well as other singers or troupes, such as Annamari Dancs August 19) and Nadara (August 20). Among the bands to perform at the festival: ‘The 10 Poles’ Fanfare and the bands Nightlosers, Desperado and Pasarea Colibri. The festival is organised in partnership with the Sighisoara City Hall and ‘ethno-cultural communities, and under the patronage of the Culture Ministry and the German Embassy in Bucharest.
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