Rozstaje Festival of Traditional Music

The Rozstaje ("Crossroads") Festival has been filling Cracovian ears with traditional music since 1999. While in the first years of the festival the main focus was music, particularly ethno-folk music from the Malopolska region, today the festival has expanded to include film screenings, workshops, as well as a variety of concerts by local and international acts taking place over three days. The main focus of the festival remains the culture of the Carpathian and sub-Carpathian peoples who, though living only a few hundred kilometres away, have often been separated by almost impassable barriers, and who have developed their own various cultures represented by numerous ethnic groups from the area, such as Poles, Moravians, Hungarians, Ukranians, Romanians, Jews, and Romanies. The most characteristic aspect of the Rozstaje Festival is the mix of the traditional with the modern, avant-garde approach. Though rooted in tradition, the performances are often very experimental, mixing in elements of jazz, classical, and even rock music with traditional folk styles.

The 2007 edition of the festival will be a mix of concerts, film screenings, and workshops, and a schedule of events is listed below.

Rozstaje Festival 2007 Program:

THURSDAY 26 July

3:00-6:00 pm: Inauguration at Plac Szczepanski

9:00-10:00 pm: Concert: Kaszebe - Olo Walicki at the Plac Szczepanski stage

FRIDAY 27 July

3:00-6:00 pm: Gendos Camp: workshops, presentations, and meetings at Plac Szczepanski

5:00-7:00 pm: Rosztaje Cinema at Plac Szczepanski:
White Dragon by Tatas Zurba (47 min.)
At Taimyrze by J. B. Simczienko and E.I. Timlin (20 min.)
Taboo by Nikolaj Pluznikow and Nikita Chochlow (26 min.)

5:00-6:00 pm: Workshop on learning traditional gypsy songs, led by Teresa Mirga and Kale Bala
Concert of gypsy poetry, in both Polish and Romani languages at the Plac Szczepanski stage

7:00-8:00 pm: Concert: Songs from Czarna Gora by Teresa Mirga and Kale Bala at the Plac Szczepanski stage

8:00-9:00 pm: Concert: Sygysh - Gendos at the Plac Szczepanski stage

9:00-10:00 pm: Concert: Chyskyyrai - Valentina Romanova and Stanislav Parfienov at the Plac Szczepanski stage

SATURDAY 28 July

3:00-5:00 pm: Gendos Camp: workshops, presentations, and meetings at Plac Szczepanski

5:00-6:00 pm: Workshop of traditional dancing: music and dancing by Draguni and Fero Morong at Plac Szczepanski

5:00-7:00 pm: Rosztaje Cinema at Plac Szczepanski:
White Dragon by Tatas Zurba (47 min.)
At Taimyrze by J. B. Simczienko and E.I. Timlin (20 min.)
Taboo by Nikolaj Pluznikow and Nikita Chochlow (26 min.)

7:00-8:00 pm: Concert: Muzicka & Draguni at the Plac Szczepanski stage

8:00-9:00 pm: Concert: Mozesz byc - Joanna Slowinska and band

9:00-10:00 pm: Concert: Woda - Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankoulov

11:00 pm-3:00 am: Festival Club: concerts and dances with the festival participants at Rotunda Club, ul. Oleandry 1

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Ashmita Neupane from Nepal Reply Sep 3rd, 2015

Dear sir/madam, I am from Nepal i am very much interested in your festival so that i want to participate with our folk musical group in your next festival please kindly accept my request and give best opportunity thank you. I am waiting for your kind and positive response soon possible. Best Regards, Ashmita Neupane Nepal