The Free Music Archive contains 866 tracks recorded live by WFMU volunteers at Golden Festivals between 2009 and 2018. Audio quality varies widely. You can use the search tool to find tracks for specific bands, dates, etc. The search term “Golden Festival” finds all of these tracks.
Here is a curated list of videos from Zlatne Uste Golden Festival 2020, found on Youtube 10/15/2020. Enjoy!
“There will be crowds—sanguine. There will be sixty bands, give or take, with several thousand of us listening. There will be disembodied ghostly singing. There will be ruckus rhythms that defy analyzing.”
New York Music Daily Blog
“an otherworldly, booming vortex that was as ancient-sounding as it was sophisticated, both rhythmically and melodically”
“The annual Zlatne Uste Golden Festival — now in its 32nd year — is known for its many rollicking bands, but the dancing among the audience is just as important as the action happening on the fest’s four stages.” – Carolyn Spivak
Aaron Kisslinger is a radio journalist and musician. In this Soundcloud series he samples the music and interviews half a dozen people involved with creating and organizing the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival.
Raya Brass Band – “Cucek na Sudahan”
Young Bulgarian Voices songs for dancing
What Cheer Brigade
Dorit dancing to Scott Wilson & Efendi
Harris Brothers Band – Nazimov Cacak
Amir Vahab Ensemble
Supruli Georgian singing
Raya Brass Band plays on Friday night
Various groups performing
Supruli – Dideba Taringzelaresh
Dance instruction, mix of groups perform
Raya Brass Band – opening number