Golden Festival (Curator)
Two nights of Balkan music, dance & border-crossing celebration
About Golden Festival
Shaking up NYC together for over 30 years! Join us and enjoy great music and lively dancing where community forms amongst strangers and families in true Balkan tradition. Golden Festival showcases more than 50 bands and acts on multiple stages over two nights. Balkan & Middle Eastern refreshments, Balkan arts vendors, as well as beautiful Balkan textiles on display. An incredible grass roots event in Brooklyn at Grand Prospect Hall.
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Every recording from WFMU's visit to the 2017 Zlatne Uste Golden Festival!
Photo by Margaret Loomis.
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cheyenne_h on 02/12/2016 at 05:51AM
Bringing more than 60 musical groups to multiple stages (and dance floors), the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival has become a longstanding tradition! For more than 30 years, the Golden Festival has brought folk singers and dancers, brass bands, acoustic and electric bands together for two raucous nights a year.
This playlist is to give you a taste of the Fest's offerings -- and in fact we haven't even uploaded all of our recorded sessions yet -- but it's too good to keep under wraps!
If this can't sate your need for Balkan, Roma and eastern European sounds, feel free to explore our collections from previous years, dating back to 2009, or just watch the highlight reel from the event below!
Previous Golden Fest collections:
cheyenne_h on 01/15/2015 at 11:30PM
Brooklyn's legendary Balkan and East European music and dance blowout is this weekend! Golden Fest is a massive two night gathering of musicians, folk dance enthusiasts and fans held at the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn's South Slope. The festival kicks off with a multi-band dance party on Friday night January 16th. Then for the big event on Saturday night January 17th, some seventy bands will perform on four stages from 6 pm until the wee hours. WFMU's Transpacific Sound Paradise will be broadcasting live from Golden Fest on Saturday, and recently shared some favorites from last year.
Here is some footage from last year's festival:
Previous Golden Festivals have been archived on the FMA, so check them out here: