Between May 7 and 13, EUROPAfest invites the public to get acquainted with musical talents from across the world. Over 300 musicians from 45 countries will invade Bucharest, tempting us with live jazz, blues, pop and classical performances, as genuine as they come – concerts, competitions, workshops, jam sessions and many other events are on offer, for as varied a public as possible.
Under the slogan “The Festival offers! You choose!”, EUROPAfest promises a lively atmosphere, in which every day will be a gateway to the cultural life of a Western city. After each concert in the festival, spectators will be left with the feeling they have partaken of cosmopolitan pleasures – smiles, high-quality music, a lightness and a serenity of expression which the musicians and the public will share. You will certainly feel more “European” since, all of a sudden, you will be joined to the culture of a world; this is an experience filling one with the urge to discover the whole wide world, that world which encompasses your own.
The festival is a breath of fresh air, in the fairly flat landscape of the Bucharest cultural events market, where the public is usually offered only what sells. Laying stress on quality, rather than on the commercial element, the event encourages young people to get acquainted with quality music, as secondary school and university students are offered free entrance, within the number of seats available.
EUROPAfest will take place in a number of venues, to facilitate the public’s access, depending on their preferences, as well as to allow events to run in parallel.
The festival started out 18 years ago as a daring project, going beyond conventions, and opening the taste for good music and a free and relaxed way of thinking. Now become a country brand, EUROPAfest is the only festival in Europe which brings together four musical genres.
Information on the schedule, venues and tickets on www.jmevents.ro