Bucharest hosts Friday to Sunday the Balkanik music festival. The festival line-up includes five celebrated bands: Baba Zula (Turkey), Ternipe (Hungary), Salijevic Orkestar (Serbia), Taraf de Haidouks (Romania) and Mahala Rai Banda (Romania/Moldova).
Taraf de Haidouks and Salijevic Orkestar will be concerting tonight starting 7pm. “Taraful haiducilor” is a gypsy musicians’ band from Clejani and the best-known of its kind in post-1989 Romania. They became popular in the French-speaking areas under the name “Taraf de Haidouks”. The Slobodan Salijevic Orchestra comes from Prekodolce, Southern Serbia, and rose to fame thanks to Emir Kusturica, who greatly appreciated their authenticity and professionalism.
On Saturday, starting 6pm, music-lovers can listen to Ternipe, Mahala Rai Banda and Baba Zula.
The festival also includes a fair offering a selection of decorative and hand-made artefacts, a Paul Hitter painting exhibition, Armenian coffee-tasting from Gheorghe Florescu (Delicatese Florescu) and Balkan food from Papa La Soni.
Venue: 144 Uranus Garden (streetcar 32 from Unirii Square, alight at Chirigiu stop)
Tickets available in Eventim and Myticket network.