A fair and exhibitions with objects and crafts of ethnicities residing in Romania, creative workshops for children, shows and concerts will be held within the third edition of Ethnicities Festival (Etnorama), that is to take place between 12-14 May in Herastrau Park.
“For the third year in a row, the festival gathers some of the most beloved bands in the country and from abroad, that will bring into the spotlights authentic rhythms and dances specific to ethnic communities of Romania, a fair and exhibitions with objects and crafts of ethnics in Romania or creative workshops for children,” the release of the Creation, Tradition and Art Center of Bucharest city reveals.
On the stage of Herastrau Park, people will hear the music of Dubioza Kolektiv, Subcarpati, Kiril Djaikovski, Domino, Mahala Rai Banda, Marius Mihalache Band, Fanfara Transilvania, White Mahala, the artistic programme being completed by groups of national minorities and communities from Romania, such as: Aromanian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Roma, German, Slovakian, Turkish, Serbian, Hungarian, Italian, Greek or Russian Lipovans.
The fair and exhibitions with objects and crafts of the ethnics will be opened between 10:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs, offering a wide variety of objects, household products, ornaments or accessories: cornhusk arrangements, leather, ceramics, glass, wood, natural soaps, essences, jewelry.
In the gastronomic area, visitors will have the opportunity to taste traditional food specific to ethnic communities, such as: German sausages, goulash, baklava, sweet cake, kurtos, halva, ice cream or waffle.
Moreover, throughout these three days, the public is invited to discover the crafts of different ethnicities through demonstrations of glass processing, wood sculpture, jewelry and cornhusk decorations offered by authentic craftsmen who know the techniques kept from generation to generation.
Creative workshops for children will be held daily, between 11:00 hrs and 18:00 hrs and the little ones will be able to enjoy the pottery wheel, painting on ceramic objects, fabrics made on the loom, ornaments made using origami techniques, decorative objects with ethnic motifs made by cutting technique or miniature folk costumes made-up of paper.
The entrance to all the festival’s activities is free of charge.