Zlatne Uste Golden Festival - January 13-14, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY

Related Events 2016

Balkan or related music, dance, and culture events in NYC during the week of Golden Festival 2016

Saturday 1/9

6:00 – 9:00pmWFMU Golden Festival Preview with Rob Weisberg on Transpacific Sound Paradise. 91.1FM NYC/90.1 Hudson Valley or Online at www.wfmu.org .

Tuesday 1/12

9:00pm Slavic Soul Party at Barbès

Wednesday 1/13

7:15pm Wednesday Balkan Dance Class at 455 W 56th St., Manhattan
*Also taking place on WED 1/6/16 ! The classes will focus on skills that will be helpful to those wishing to participate in Balkan folk dancing at the festival. Details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1718313165065518/

9:00pm Eva Salina Record Release at Jalopy Theatre. Lineup includes: Glas (Macedonian), Feral Foster (electric duo), Eva Salina & Peter Stan (voice and accordion, Romani Songs), Radio Jarocho , Julia Patinella (Sicily & Spain).  All ages, Accessible venue. https://www.facebook.com/events/1060227500694889/

9:00pm – 12:00am at Fifth Estate – $10 suggested donation
with Greek Judas (Electric rebetika turned to 11) and Choban Elektrik (psychedelic improvisational Balkan folk). 506 5th Ave b/t 12th St & 13th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Thursday 1/14

9:30pm – 12:00am CHOBAN ELEKTRIK at Sunny’s – No Cover !
Psychedelic improvisational Balkan folk. 253 Conover St, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

Friday 1/15 – First Night of Golden Fest!

4:00 – 7:00pm ATHENA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 535 6th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215
Golden Festival Feast First Dinner Special, 3-course prix-fixe Greek dinner: $18.95
More info regarding nearby and on site dining options on: MEZE & BEVERAGE PAGE

Saturday 1/16 – Second Night of Golden Fest!

1:30pm(**TIME HAS CHANGED**) BRASSLANDS Screening at Barbes, featuring Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band
Directed by the Meerkat Media Collective, 2013 / 84min
An eccentric New York brass band, a virtuosic group of struggling Roma Gypsies, and reigning Serbian champions converge with half a million fans and transcend political and ethnic borders at the world’s largest trumpet festival in Guča, Serbia. Brasslands premiered in 2013 at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and was an Official Selection at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Enter raffle to win Brasslands Soundtrack! Trailer at www.brasslands.com

4:00 – 7:00pm ATHENA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 535 6th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215
Golden Festival Feast First Dinner Special, 3-course prix-fixe Greek dinner: $18.95
More info regarding nearby and on site dining options on: MEZE & BEVERAGE PAGE

2:00 – 4:00amGoldenfest After Party! at Freddy’s Bar, just two blocks from Grand Prospect Hall at Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets. Performers to be announced.

Sunday 1/17

Presented by East European Folklife Center and Drom. Only $5 with a Golden Fest Ticket!

8:20pm GLOBAL FEST: Mariana Sadovska at Webster Hall
Defiant cry of Ukraine, reinventing traditional songs http://globalfest.org/

10:30pm GLOBAL FEST: Stelios Petrakis Quartet at Webster Hall
Inimitable virtuosos from Crete weaving melodies across the Greek islands. http://globalfest.org/

Monday 1/18

1:00pm LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND at Uncle Vanya Cafe (Midtown)
New York Magazine critic Justin Davidson write “full of Brahmsian tone, Bartok lines, hiccupping Hungarian rhythms, Klezmer soul and the sexy plaintiveness of tango and the blues”

9:30pm A POST GOLDEN FEST CELEBRATION. Join us for the Barbes Golden Festival After Party with some great local and out of town guests.

9:30 pm ROSA
9:50 pm Avram Pengas
10:30 pm Surprise guests from Vienna
11:15 Orkestar Balkan Express

New York based, all-female vocal ensemble performing authentic form of traditional, non-tempered singing from Serbia. With Aleksandra Denda, Tiffany Wilson, Astrid Kuljanic, Valentina Lombardi, Irma Seleman, Alida Torres

A great mix of world music. Avram Pengas, Elysa Sunshine, Eran Asias, Nick Mandoukos, Seido Salifoski

A band of great musicians from all over the Balkans reflecting its rich music traditions with some jazzy interpretations.

Modernized traditional Macedonian, Albanian, Serbian, and Romani music in a electrified sense to get you up and dancing. Aleksandar Dimitrovski, Artan Sula, Besnik Pali, Erhan Umer, Onur Edipov, Orhan Edipov

376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday 1/19

6:00 – 9:00pm OPENING RECEPTION OF NORMALITIES at ACFNY 11 E. 52nd St. New York, NY 10022
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY ANA PRVACKI AND PANEL TALK.The Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents Normalities, a show starring artists from the Western Balkan region. www.acfny.org/normalities

9:00pm Slavic Soul Party at Barbes
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 347-422-0248 http://barbesbrooklyn.com/

Please send event information to press@goldenfest.org if you hear of events this week.