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Outernational Days' Discourse Programme Announced
Christian Eede , June 14th, 2017 16:08

A selection of panel discussions at the second edition of the Bucharest festival have now been announced

With a line-up that features Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force, Rabih Beaini, Insanlar, Vladimir Ivkovic, Les Filles de Illighadad and a bunch more, the return of Outernational Days to Bucharest next month for its second edition looks as promising as its debut last year.

Now the discourse programme has been announced for the festival with a selection of panel discussions lined up on a number of different topics. Taking part in a discussion about cultural appropriation will be Lebanese musician and Annihaya label head Raed Yassin, Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji (who is professor of the Department of Anthropology at the University of São Paulo), co-founder of Berlin's CTM Festival Jan Rohlf, Turkish musician and saz player Derya Yıldırım and founder of the Policy Centre for Roma and Minorities Valeriu Nicolae. They will discuss the many forms that cultural appropriation can take as well as its effects in a panel hosted by our own John Doran.

Elsewhere on the programme, there is a discussion on the Romanian music style of manele, involving speakers Margaret Beissinger (who is an American musicologist), Romanian writer and independent journalist Adi Schiop, Romanian musician Andrei Dinescu and Romanian manager, booking agent and promoter of manele artists Dan Bursuc.

The following day will see an artist talk with Octavian Nemescu, who is a Romanian composer of orchestral, chamber and choral music. You can find full details on the line-up for Outernational Days, including the series of panels and talks, here. The festival takes place from July 7-9 with the assistance of Romania's National Cultural Fund and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, as well as Red Bull Music Academy.