Budapest Folk Fest - at Várkert Bázár: BaBa ZuLa (TR), Trio Feta Orchestra (ES), Gypo Circus (HU)
The Castle Garden
7 PM Gypo Circus (HU)
Gypo Circus has three main strengths: spellbinding musical knowledge, striking refrains, primo song texts. What more do they need? A meeting of Balkan ethno, Gypsy and punk. Not a new style, but in Hungary it’s a new sound.
8.30 PM Trio Feta Orchestra (ES)
Trio Feta Orchestra: The members of this Greek band based in Barcelona, reach back to Greek folk music and rembetiko traditions – which always guarantees a noisy Greek party with dancing.
10 PM BaBa ZuLa (TR)
BaBa ZuLa’s style is best described as ’Istanbul psychedelia rock’n roll’, which means traditional Turkish instruments, electronica, reggae, and dub. One of its founders, Murat Ertel, has emphasised this: “While a ney can represent the past Sufi-Islamic tradition, and a clarinet is the symbol of the music of the Turkish gypsies, an electric saz together with a wooden spoon can serve as a musical compass to Turkish musical roots going as far back as pre-Islamic, shamanic times, through Anatolia, reaching all the way up to present-day Istanbul.”
11 PM Folk pub on the Wine Terrace – Music: PásztorHóra (HU) Admission to wine terrace and
folk pub: FREE!
Ancient Csángó music tradition meets with a dynamic young dance house generation in Pásztorhóra’s music!
Tickets: in advance: 2000 HUF, at the door: 2500 HUF
Festival Pass (Wednesday thru Saturday): Purchased in advance: 5000 HUF / At the door: 7000 HUF.Daily ticket: Fonó: 1000 HUF; The Castle Garden Bazaar purchased in advance 2000 HUF, At the door 2500 HUF.