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Outernational Days Crowdfunding
Richard Augood , October 17th, 2016 13:33

Second edition of the festival in the works to take place in Bucharest

After a successful inaugural Outernational Days festival in Bucharest earlier this Summer, organisers are looking to throw an even bigger and better party next year featuring iNSANLAR, James Holden and even the Sun Ra Arkestra. But in order to do that organiser Dragoș Rusu needs to raise some cash.

Speaking to us recently Dragos said: "For the second edition of Outernational Days we want to bring musicians from Morocco, Greece, Mali, Asia and Kenya, amongst other areas, to Bucharest. We want to increase the number of female musicians playing on stage and develop new ensembles of local musicians. Besides music, we want to screen film documentaries and organise more discursive events (lectures, panels, A/V installations).

"We will create a unique space from the Uranus garden, the venue of our festival. We will engage local visual artists who would contribute in offering to the audience a nocturne dimension of the festival. This garden hides one of the last standing water castles in Bucharest, engineered by Anghel Saligny and built sometime around the 1800s. The landmark survived massive demolition during the Communist period and multiple fires. Through its resilience Uranus manages to capture the true essence of Outernational and urban space in Bucharest. "

Also pencilled in to appear at the festival are Karkhana, Les Filles de Illighadad and Hailu Mergia while local acts including the Future Nuggets and Paradaiz collectives will be represented, as well as exciting new group Shamanelism, formed from an outreach programme working in local young offenders' institutions.

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