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Bucharest to host Balkanik Festival in September

Bucharest.
Bucharest. Image by xiquinhosilva / CC BY 2.0

Bucharest will host the fifth edition of Balkanik Festival from the eleventh to the 13th of September. The only music festival in Romania celebrating the folk music of southeastern Europe, it showcases Balkan brass, fanfare, ska, jazz and Roma music, and attracts world music lovers. There will also be painting, sculpture and photography exhibitions, as well as a handicrafts fair. The festival is held at a historical site, with the Parliament in Bucharest as backdrop. Read more: balkanikfestival.ro