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Golden Festival 2013. NYC’s Festival of Music and Dance from the Balkans and Beyond

Sponsored by Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band

Friday & Saturday, Jan. 18th & 19th
Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn

New York’s biggest Balkan music event and showcase, is back in Brooklyn for its 28th anniversary, January 18th and 19th, 2013 at Grand Prospect Hall, a spectacularly restored historic landmark in Park Slope. All music is live.

Over a dozen performances will feature Bulgarian music!  The complete, searchable schedule is at: http://goldenfest.org/event-schedule/complete-schedule-2013/

7:30 pm Friday begins with an hour long dance workshop by Michael Ginsburg to live music, then continues with music and dance until 12:30 am.

6 pm Saturday the festival resumes and doesn’t wind down until early Sunday morning

Discount tickets and all sorts of useful information on the website at  http://goldenfest.org
Cash bar / Complimentary Balkan & Middle Eastern Snacks
All profits from the festival will be donated to charitable or educational organizations related to Balkan cultures and communities.
Tickets: http://goldenfest.org/tickets/

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.

Admission to the festival at the door is $35 for Friday and $55 for Saturday, but you can save by buying your combo tickets and advance tickets.

All the musicians volunteer their time. Profits are donated to charitable or educational organizations serving Balkan cultures and communities. Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band (www.zlatneuste.org ) founded the Golden Festival in 1986 and has sponsored it ever since.

Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, between 5th and 6th Aves, Brooklyn, NY
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ZlatneUsteGoldenFestival

NY TimeOutNY, critics’ pick, 2011: “Boogie your heart out to border-defying Balkan tunes at this yearly festival.” “the city’s biggest Balkan bash”

David Byrne: “New York’s only music and dance festival of its kind”, “The time signatures in some of their music were beyond complicated, but it grooved at the same time.”

http://www.goldenfest.org

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SHAKING UP BROOKLYN AGAIN!

New York’s only music and dance festival of its kind celebrates 28 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.

An incredible grass roots event. Both nights in Brooklyn at:

The Grand Prospect Hall
263 Prospect Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

TICKETS

 

FRIDAY, JAN 18, 2013

7:30 PM TO 12:30 AM

Admission at the door: $35
Students with ID: $30
Advance ticket price: $30, student $25
Children 12 and under free
Doors open 7:00 pm
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SATURDAY, JAN 19, 2013

6 PM TO 2 AM

Admission at the door: $55
Students with ID: $45
Advance ticket price: $48, student $38
Children 12 and under free
Doors open 5:30 pm
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FRIDAY & SATURDAY

SAVE MONEY WITH OUR
COMBINATION TICKET OPTIONS

Admission at the door: $80
Students with ID: $65
Advance ticket price: $69, student $54
Children 12 and under free
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