Program

Our boat leads you on a threefold journey
- Through space - by discovering the countries and towns crossed by the Danube.
- Through music - to discover the Balkan countries and the Danube, guided by their best musicians.
- Through history - to discover the history of the people through the thraces that they preserved in their music.

 

20/03 Saturday
VIENNA (Austria)
WELCOME PARTY - with the grandmothers band from the village of Kamen Brjag - Bulgaria [Learn more...]

PRESENTATION of the winners of the Danube Music Festival competition by H.E. Radi Naydenov -Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Austria and Mrs. Zlatina Rousseva

WELCOME CONCERT offered by the Bulgarian Ambacy and the Austrian Ministry of Culture
Ausrian- Bulgarian JAzz band

CONCERTS JAZZ/FOLK

21/03 Sunday
ESZTERGOM (Hungary) 

SEMINAR - Introduction to the Lautari and Klezmer music and their exchanges in Moldova and Romania before the Second World War. The last witnesses of an old tradition

CONCERTS KLEZMER & LAUTARI


22/03 Monday

VUKOVAR (Croatia) 

SEMINAR - Music and people in movement – the history of the Balkans and Eastern Europe seen through their music
SEMINAR - MATTHIAS LOIBNER - The hurdy-gurdy in the European’s traditions


CONCERTS
VOCAL/FOLK/CREATIVE


23/03 Tuesday

BELGRAD (Serbia) 

SEMINAR - Traditions in extinction - A presentation by Prof. Dimitrina Kaufmann and Svetlana Spajic about their research on archaic songs and the vocal tradition in Bulgaria and Serbia.

SEMINAR - The influence of the traditional music on the European composers – the folk influences in the compositions of Schnitke and Schostakovich

CONCERTS VOCAL/FOLK/WORLD


24/03 Wednesday

NOVI SAD (Serbia) 

SEMINAR - The place and the role of the wedding bands for the cultural exchanges in the Balkans.

Special event – presentation of the work of winners of the competition – Music and Memory

Workshop - Balkan Folk Dance with Tereza Venkova

CONCERTS BALKAN/ORIENT


25/03 Thursday

BUDAPEST (Hungary) 

 

Workshop - Balkan Folk Dance with Jonathan Tsevi

CONCERTS BALKAN/GYPSY/WORLD

CONCERTS at A38 -
one of the avant-guard clubs in Budapest - a former Russian tanker, transformed into a concert hall, recording studio and restaurant




26/03 Friday

BUDAPEST (Hungary)

ĚEETING OF 3 FESTIVALS - Danube Music Festival, Sofia International Film Festival, Media Wave

MEETING OF FESTIVALS – Danube Music Festival and Media Wave (film and music festival) – Workshop on the creation of common platform on dissemination and presentation of the researches and developed programs

CONCERTS ORIENT/WORLD

  • MISIRLI AHMET SOLO [Learn more...]
  • ZOLTAN LANTOS SOLO
  • JAM SESSION - "Musical exchanges from the former Ottoman empire" - Greece, Bulgarian, Turkey, Armenian and Hungarian musicians


27/03 Saturday

BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)

SEMINAR - The history of the Ottoman Empire from the perspective of music of people who formed part of it (Armenian, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Serbian") Meetings with Haig Yazdjian, Misirli Ahmet, Matyas Bolya, Balazs Szokolay Dongo, Monika Lakatos and Romengo etc.

MEETING OF FESTIVALS – Danube Music Festival, Sofia International Film Festival – Presentation by Zlatina Rousseva and Stefan Kitanov – Workshop - How to enlarge the effectiveness of research projects.

FILM-SHOWS

  • ‘The world is big and salvation lurcks around the corner’, directed by Stephan Komandarev
  • ‘Virtuosi from nowhere’, directed by Zlatina Rousseva
  • ‘Cumbia Callera’, directed by Rene Villarreal


CONCERTS WORLD/CONTEMPORARY


28/03 Sunday

VIENNA (Austria)

SEMINAR – Traces of historical connections and exchanges between Balkan people and people along Danube river in their music - Stefka Kaleva

Special event – presentation of the work of winners of the competition – Music and Memory

 CONCERTS WORLD/FOLK

29/03 Monday
DURNSTEIN/MELK (Austria)

SEMINAR – meeting and presentation of the the gipsy Olah musical tradition in Hungary

CONCERTS FOLK/ VOCAL/ WORLD

30/03 Tuesday
LINZ (Austria) 

SEMINAR - historical exchanges and use of the bagpipes through Europe.

CONCERTS JAZZ/WORLD

31/03 Wednesday
PASSAU (Germany) 

SEMINAR - Music seen as the living memory of the people with the participation of the griots from traditional mandigue music.

CONCERTS GYPSY/FOLK/WORLD



01/04 Thursday 
PASSAU (Germany) 
CLOSING EVENT 
 

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