robw: 2010 Golden Festival Kafana stage sampler
Every January for 25 years, NY Balkan music scene pioneers the Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band organize the Golden Festival - a massive two-night grassroots Balkan and East European music and dance festival at the Good Shepherd School, 620 Isham Street (near Broadway and 207 St.) in upper Manhattan. The festival is the biggest event of its kind in New York City: The second night (Saturday) is a marathon featuring 40-50 bands and artists performing on three stages from 6pm until 4 in the morning. See: http://www.goldenfest.zlatneuste.org/
With the help of co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel and our peerless crew, WFMU's Transpacific Sound Paradise broadcast all the music from the Golden Festival's Kafana stage from 6pm until midnight on Saturday January 16th. Kafana is Serbo-Croatian for "cafe"; the stage is located conveniently near the food!
Massive thanks to Zlatne Uste and the festival organizing committee, the on-site festival staff and volunteers including Kafana Stage house engineer Charlie Pilzer, and our illustrious on-site crew: Irene Trudel, Rob Christiansen, Glenn Luttman, Bil Bowen, Jason Sigal, Katie Gentile and Doron, With help from Kris Percival, Bryce Kretschmann and Benjamen Walker; and board-ops Lamin Fonfana and Jeff Mullan.
full collection HERE