The Bucharest Mayor’s Office, via CreArT – the Bucharest City Hall’s Centre for Creation, Art and Tradition organizes, between June 24 and 26, the fifth edition of the “Music and Traditions in Cismigiu” International Folklore Festival. The event will kick off in Friday, June 24, with a Romanian and international folk costumes’ parade, along the route: Romanian Athenaeum (George Enescu Square) – Calea Victoriei – Military Circle – Regina Elisabeta Boulevard – Cismigiu Park (the State Archive entrance).
The festival includes three great sections: folk shows, artisans’ fairs (40 huts where Romanian traditional products and artefacts will be on offer) and a traditional cuisine area. “By this edition of the International Folklore Festival, we wish to bring, once again, before the public in Bucharest traditions from all regions of Romania and from elsewhere. Our aim is not only to recapture the identity of the village in the urban space, but also to integrate genuine tradition in the wide European cultural circuit,” Claudia Popa, director of the festival, stated, quoted by Mediafax. The programme is a varied one: Romanian and international folk ensembles, ensembles representing ethnic minorities and national communities, reputed artists, brass bands and children’s bands. The cultural project also includes creative workshops for children, an ethno-cinématheque, as well as carriage and pony rides in specially-set up areas. The manifestations will take part throughout the festival, between 10am and 10pm, and the public’s entrance is free. The “Music and Traditions in Cismigiu” International Folklore Festival is the only event of its kind in Southern Romania, bringing before the public over 1,000 artists, in a national and international celebration of true value.