Aman duo de Belgique, feat. Blerta Zhengu: ‘From Bach to Sevdah’ (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, special guest from Albania)
Aman duo de Belgique joins the Bosnian violist Mersiha Teskeredžić and the Serb pianist Sara Vujadinović. They bring classical music, sevdah (traditional music from Bosnia-Herzegovina) and traditional music from Serbia and Albania. They have already played with orchestras like the chamber orchestra of Sarajevo, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonie, the National Orchestra of Kharkov (Ukraine) and the National Symphonic Orchestra of the Serbe Radio & Television Station. They will perform three times and will be joined by the Albanian soprano Blerta Zhegu.
Fr 21.04 19:00 & 20:30
Bozar Terarken 1
Vlashent Sata (Albania)
The Franco-Albanian singer-songwriter-composer Vlashent Sata pursues a dual career on stage and in education as he teaches at conservatories in Evry and Paris. He is equally at ease when performing his own work across Europe as he is when interpreting the work of others. Hana, his first album, was a great success in Albania. On it, the artists perform a mix of Albanian folk music, modern jazz and pop, rendered with the melodic phrasing of a classical musician. "The singer's very particular voice and timbre, the very personal style, the poetry of the texts and a well-chosen sonority, while retaining a simplicity that directly appeals to the public, make this project an ensemble of high level artistic elements," wrote the Albanian press. His CD was also a success far beyond Albania's borders, with radio stations worldwide bringing his music to a wide audience. Following the international fame brought by the release of Hana, this year he is working on an English and French adaptation.
Sa 22.04 20:00
Grupi Rinia (Albania, Turkey)
Joy and euphoria are characteristic of weddings in the cultures of South East Europe and the group Grupi Rinia is a regular at Albanian weddings. Their quality and energy have meant they have got to perform in Belgium, but have also appeared on television in Macedonia, Kosovo and Turkey. Discover their talent and join the party!
Fr 21.04 19:30, 01:00
Terarken 2 & 3
Sa 22.04 21:45
Plis/Qeleshe, artisanal tradition (Albania)
Traditional hat making workshop in collaboration with Vlera (Albanese student association in Belgium).
Fr 21.04 19:00-21:00 & 22:15-23:30
Sa 22.04 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 & 21:30> 00:30
Vatra (Albanian diaspora from Belgium)
Vatra means "at home" in Albanian. This dance troupe with infectious energy brings together members of the Albanian community in Brussels. These young artists immerse you in the exciting musical cultures of the enchanting Albanian-speaking world.
Sa 22.04 22:15
With Floare des Colt (Romanian diaspora in Belgium), Ansamblul Folcloric "Codrii Neamtului" (Northern Romania), Zlatna Trakia (Bulgaria) and Vatra (Albanian diaspora in Belgium)
The horo is a traditional dance accompanied by music and widespread in the countries of the Balkans and Middle East. The spontaneity of its movements permits the sheer pleasure of dancing and coming together, united through dance. Troupes from all over the Balkans and the diaspora will be sharing a great moment of festivity to celebrate the diversity of Brussels.
Coproduction: 1001 valises, City of Brussels/ culture, Ministery of Eva Maydell (European Parliament)
13:30 > 17:00 – Giant Horo
Brussels: 11th edition 20-23 April 2017 - BOZAR
20.04 Goran Bregović € 60 – 48 – 34 – 16*
21-22.04: € 25/20 (presale) festival day pass
*With this concert ticket, you can buy 1 festival day pass for 15 € .
Coproduction: 1001 valises, BOZAR