Zlatne Uste Golden Festival @NYC (USA)

Jan 13-14, 2012

The New York City
Golden Festival

Shaking up Brooklyn again!

New York’s only music and dance festival of its kind celebrates 27 years of live Balkan, Roma (“Gypsy”) music and beyond. The Festival is hosted by Zlatne Uste Brass Band and features dozens of live bands playing on FOUR (!) stages.

Last year’s festival boasted 71 separate performances, Saturday on 4 concurrent stages. Groups played and sang Albanian, Bulgarian, Romany (Gypsy), Macedonian, Serbian, Greek, Turkish, Norwegian, Klezmer, Ukrainian, Georgian music, and more. Stay  tuned for the announcement of this year’s Friday and Saturday schedules

Dancing is encouraged; no prior experience is required. Enjoy unusual rhythms, mouth-watering Balkan refreshments, and fine folk arts vendors. Enter a community where young and old, corporate and artsy, professional and enthusiast, hipster and folk dancer come together through a shared love of music. Join a circle and dance hand-in-hand with the friends you came with, and the friends you haven’t met yet.

More info on program and participants: www.goldenfest.org