Here is a curated list of videos from Zlatne Uste Golden Festival 2020, found on Youtube as of 10/15/2020. Enjoy! Youtube Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuUiO2l47A7vMd9B9ZuGUEUYCo-QHNhjv
Here is a curated list of videos from Zlatne Uste Golden Festival 2018, found on Facebook and Youbube as of 2/3/2018. Enjoy! Youtube What Cheer? Brigade and Zlatne Uste finale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJPmkVLy1ks Max’s New Hat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0pDWuCVhOM Dancing Berance to Kavala Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQuNm29Q0_E Zulal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOHn9oRkGhA Lauren Brody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNg-arm2elY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8WImlLz2UI Trendafilka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pic7wncaM9Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RztJYDcaL08 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-q9KPIUZ00 Zlatne Uste Friday: …
Here is a curated Youtube collection of videos from Zlatne Uste Golden Festival 2017. Enjoy! West Philadelphia Orchestra, Glas, Max’s New Hat, Zlatne Uste, Fenyes Banda, Gogofsky, Blato Zlato, What Cheer? Brigade, Dervisi, Young Bulgarian Voices NY YBVNY, etc.
“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.” http://www.michiganquarterlyreview.com/2017/07/the-music-in-brooklyn-by-molly-mcquade/
New York Music Daily Blog “an otherworldly, booming vortex that was as ancient-sounding as it was sophisticated, both rhythmically and melodically” https://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/tag/pontic-firebird-golden-fest/
“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 https://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2017/2/24-golden-festival-balkan-dance-2017-01-06-bk.html
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.
“The crowd, like the music, is eclectic. Many attendees sport flower crowns and traditional dress, but dreadlocks and steampunk outfits are visible as well. Grandmas dance alongside twenty-somethings and tweens, and immigrants steeped in folk dancing tradition teach steps to those new to the scene.” BY JENNIFER PREISSEL / GOTHAMIST http://gothamist.com/2016/01/19/golden_fest_balkan_music.php
Select videos of Golden Festival 2016
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 Litvakus Amir Vahab Ensemble Supruli Georgian singing Tipsy Oxcart Raya Brass Band plays on Friday night Various groups performing Supruli – Dideba Taringzelaresh Dance instruction, mix …