Which are the best events in Timisoara? Theatre, films, music festivals – we gather the best recommendations for you.

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This autumn BEGA! will introduce us to the “Happy Wall” –  a series of interactive installations, that will be placed in our city of Timisoara. Where and when can you find the happy wall(s) in Timisoara? Read more, below:

 

 

What is Happy Wall? 

Happy Wall is an interactive installation of the Danish artist, Thomas Dambo, brought to Timișoara as part of the BEGA! program. This autumn, three such installations will be placed in Timisoara. Each installation is made of 1344 wooden pixels, which can be rotated to display messages, creating large-scale pixel-art in public spaces. 

The main objective of this project is to reach and involve the local community in interacting and communicating personal or socially relevant messages.

After the installations will all be displayed, a local group of software developers will work on digitizing them, so that the physical action of writing messages on the ”wall” will be displayed in real-time, online at www.plai.ro/bega.

The first and largest structure was just built on Saturday, November 2nd, in Iulius Town. Other installations will follow in other neighbours in Timisoara. Their placement and size will be changed once a year, until 2022. 

[Update, November 18th 2019:] Two more Happy Walls have been installed in Timisoara: one in the Children’s Park (Parcul Copiilor) and one in front of the West Univesity of Timisoara (Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara).

 

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About BEGA! 

BEGA! is a main “Timisoara 2021” program created by PLAI together with the creative community of Timisoara. Its main mission is to “activate” the banks of the Bega river through artistic initiatives while involving the local community in these initiatives. These activities are coordinated by local organizations with international expertise.

In 2019, the BEGA! program was launched in March with a series of pop-up events in 5 neighborhoods in Timisoara. BEGA! then presented us with The Lightning Project

In 2018 BEGA! has brought Lumen to the old port of the city – a show that involved over 200 people (professionals and amateur volunteers), music, dance and video projections at a large scale. 

 

Photo credits: BEGA

 

Art lovers, you can’t miss this! The Art Encounters Biennial 2019 will take place between September 20th and October 27th in Timisoara. The 3rd edition of the Biennial will, as the name suggest, facilitate “encounters” between contemporary art and the mass audience. The Biennial will kick off with an opening event between September 20th and 22nd

 

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Photo credits: infi.ro

Art Encounters Biennial 2019, bringing art to the people 

The Art Encounters Biennial defines itself as being both an experimental art festival, and a contemporary art biennial. The official mission of the Biennial is to become “a creative meeting point for artists, communities, institutions, and ideas”. 

The 2019 Art Encounters Biennial is a continuation of the long-term mission of the Art Encounters Foundation to engage a wide audience in debates about contemporary society through art. The event is also meant to facilitate a cultural exchange within the local art scene and beyond. 

The 2019 edition will bring together over 60 artists from all around the world. 20 of these artists will create new works with the city of Timisoara in mind. 

 

Art encounters, art events

As part of the 2019 Biennial, the Art Encounters Foundations aims to organize monthly

encounters and conferences, courses and workshops. 

Various artworks will create a path through different parts of the city, in public and semi-public spaces. These spaces include libraries, public streets and parks, schools, an office building lobby, a youth cultural center, a national theatre, and a shopping mall.

The events will include:

  • Biennial Talks, organised in partnership with the Faculty of Art and Design and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, involving guest artists and other collaborators visiting Timișoara;
  • Artists Workshops – which offer participants an introduction to the field of artistic production, research and experimentation; 
  • Ambasada Gatherings – a space in which cultural actors in Timișoara can engage in research exchange with guest artists; 
  • Film Screenings – a collaborative programme between the “Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre and CEAU Cinema!;
  • Collective Readings by guests from various cultural areas 

The Biennial will also extend outside of Timișoara, through collaborations with the Textiles Museum in Băița and the “Sever Bocu” Press Museum in Jimbolia.

 

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Art Encounters Biennial 2019: opening weekend, 20-22 September 2019

To celebrate the opening of the Biennial, the weekend of September 20th-22nd will be a busy a one. Here’s the schedule: 

 

Friday, September 20th

14:00-16:00 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point: Calpe Gallery, Maria Theresia Bastion

16:00 -17:00 Official opening of the Biennial

”Corneliu Miklosi” Public Transport Museum

17:00 – 19:00 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point: ”Corneliu Miklosi” Public Transport Museum

 

Saturday, September 21st

10:00 – 11:30 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point: Maria Theresia Bastion, Building D

12:00-14:00 Screening and Q&A: The Otolith Group, The Third Part of the Third Measure

”Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre, Timișoara

14:00-17:00 Guided tours by artists and curators

Meeting point: Helios Gallery

14:30–16:30 Architecture Tour –The Invisible City, Timișoara cultural city Register at www.turdearhitectura.ro, tour in Romanian

17:00 – 19:30 Bus visit at ”Sever Bocu” Press Museum in Jimbolia

Meeting point: Youth House, register at [email protected], limited seats.

20:00 Drinks

The garden of Jecza Gallery and Triade Foundation

 

Sunday, September 22nd

8:30 – 17:00 Visit to Muzeul Textilelor, Băiţa, Hunedoara

Meeting point: Youth House, register at [email protected], limited seats.

11:00 – 13:00 Picnic followed by Visit at the Communist Consumer Museum

Carmen Sylva Park and the Communist Consumer Museum

13:00 – 14:00 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point Art Encounters Foundation

14:30 – 16:30 Architecture Tour: Art Encounters, Timișoara as a landmark Register at www.turdearhitectura.ro, tour in English

17:00 – 18:00 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point: Faculty of Arts and Design, Timișoara

20:00 Drinks – Aethernativ

 

For more information about the opening weekend, please check out the official Facebook event. You can also find a list of other planned events and the artists involved,  on the official event website

 

The 14th edition of one of Timisoara’s biggest festivals, PLAI festival, will take place between September 13th and 15th at the Banat Village Museum. The weekend is going to be full of good music and entertaining activities for all ages, so read on… 

 

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PLAI Festival 2019 – what, when, where?

PLAI, a local festival reaching its 14th edition in 2019, is organized by volunteers, through the PLAI Cultural Centre (Centrului Cultural PLAI) in Timişoara, and supported by the City Hall.

PLAI is a world music festival, but it is also an event that supports local organizations and creates a space meant to enable communication and collaboration within the local community. During the three days of the festival, the participants will enjoy live music and other artistic moments, but they will also have a chance to take part in various workshops, designed for all ages. 

The festival traditionally takes place in early September at the Banat Village Museum, on the outskirts of Timisoara. This year the festival will take place between September 13th and 15th at the same location, but in a space not previously explored by the festival – we will all find out more soon… 

 

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A stage for local organizations

Like we have already pointed out, there’s more to PLAI than the music. Even though the music is a highlight, PLAI 2019 will allow you to take part in all sorts of workshops and activities, like: American football, wine-tasting, movie screenings, music workshops, dance workshops, origami and much more. 

To not miss anything interesting out, we recommend you to visit the full list of entertainment opportunities, on the event website, here

 

PLAI 2019 – the music

Of course, PLAI will also bring you live music during all the three evenings of the festival. Here is the full lineup: 

Friday, 13.09

19:00 Sonido Tupinamba

20:30 Nubyan Twist

22:00 Bebel Gilberto

23:45 Panjabi MC

Saturday, 14.09 

19:00 Balkan Taksim

20:30 Amira Kheir

22:00 Red Baraat

23:45 Bosq

Sunday, 15.09

 19:00 47Soul

20:30 Orange Blossom

22:00 Gili Yalo

You can also find the schedule, together with more information about the artists, here

 

Last, but not least: the tickets

Tickets for PLAI festival can be purchased online, on www.plai.ro or in Carturesti bookstores. A festival-pass (3 days) currently costs 98 lei. During the festival, it will cost 118 lei. One-day tickets will also be available, for 78 lei. 

 

Photo credits: PLAI Photo Team,  Petru Cojocaru.

 

 

Electroruga de Buzad is back! We’ve already written about this new festival last year when the first edition took place. And because the first edition was so successful, we think you should clear your schedule between August 30th and September 1st to enjoy Electroruga de Buzad 2019. Read on to find out more… 

[Last updated: 27.08.2019]

 

The concept: old meets new

Electroruga blends the tradition of the “ruga” with modern music. The festival takes place in the village of Buzad, approximately 50 km from Timisoara. In addition to live music, the festival also tries to bring people together in either lounge areas or during various workshops. Because bringing people together is part of the “ruga” tradition. 

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Electroruga de Buzad 2019: the workshops

The various activities organized within Electroruga include, among others:

  • a graffiti workshop – on the walls of the old bus station in Buzad;
  • alternative photography workshop;
  • an animation workshop (Animation Worksheep – powered by the International Animation Film Festival “Anim’est”);
  • music workshops – African beats and djembe;
  • yoga, 
  • hiking tours in the area;
  • an astronomy workshop 
  • and much more. 

In addition to taking part in workshops, participants will have the opportunity to play volleyball and badminton, cool off at a “water fight” activity, or relax in a hammock or beanbag in the “lounge” areas.

 

Electroruga de Buzad 2019: the music

But you can’t really have a festival without music. Electroruga de Buzad will have a main stage, but also several other locations where the music will be part of the entertainment. 

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The festival’s lineup includes artists like: Technimatic, Rockwell, Black Sun Empire, Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orkestra, Cred că sunt Extraterestru, Silent Strike, Sofa Surfers, Ken Pith, Kosmic Blues, Moonlight Breakfast, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Orkid, Sam Binga, Wicked Dub Division and Alt Om, Bully, Iorga, Nipple`s Delight, Tzuc, UFe from Vinyl Rum Tapas and Wine (VRTW), Acetobă, VAG, Kojok, Soulheads, George Allen și Zoleevee, but also local crews like AnonimTM, Atelier22, Bass Request, Launmomentdat, Purge Crew and Souledout.

 

How to get there?

To get to the village of Buzad, you will need to take a one-hour drive – either in your personal car (or that of a friend’s) or by taking one of the official buses that will take you there (and back). There will be 2 buses each way every day, according to the following schedule:

  • Timisoara to Buzad: Friday at 18:00 and 20:00, Saturday at 11:00 and 17:00, Sunday at 11:00 and 17:00
  • Buzad to Timisoara: Saturday at 1:00 and 6:00, Sunday at 1:00 and 6:00, Monday at 0:00 and 3:00.

The buses leave from the bus station “Punctele Cardinale“, next to the old citadel (“bastion”). This is also where the buses stop on their way back.

Last but not least: The tickets

Tickets can be purchased from various partner locations and a pre-sale festival pass (3 days) currently costs 119 RON. A camping pass (2 people, 3 nights) costs 49 RON. Day-tickets cost 60 RON.

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For additional information, please visit the official event website

 

*All pictures via Electroruga

 

  

Timisoara celebrates its “anniversary” on August 3rd every year. This date has been chosen because it marks the date when the city officially became part of the Romanian state, in 1919. This year will mark Timisoara’s 100th anniversary and the City Hall has prepared some events to celebrate it.

 

Bits of history: Timisoara in Romania

The first official mentions of Timisoara data back to the early 13th century, but the city is probably older than that. Back then the city was part of the Hungarian Kingdom. It was conquered by the Ottoman army in 1552 and has stayed under Ottoman rule until 1716 when it was freed by the Habsburg forces.
It wasn’t until after the First World War that Timisoara and the Banat region became a part of greater Romania. While the year 1918 is generally known as the year that the big Romanian state was created, technically, it wasn’t until 1919 that the Banat region became part of the country.

 

Timisoara 100th anniversary: the celebrations

The Timisoara City Hall  has prepared some festivities to celebrate Timisoara’s 100th anniversary. If you want to find out more about the history of the city and the country or if you are a fan of reenactment events, you may want to take part in these celebrations that will take place on August 3rd, 2019 in Unirii Square.
Here is a brief timeline of the event:

9.00 a.m.: In Unirii Square, in front of the Art Museum, there will be a screening provided by the local TV channel TVR Timisoara about the historical moment when Romanian army troops entered Timisoara on August 3rd, 1919.
The screening will be followed by a military-religious ceremonial.

10.00 a.m.: A reenactment of the moment the Romanian forces entered the city. The event will take place in Unirii Square, starting from George Coșbuc street, located to the right of the Roman-Catholic Cathedral.
This reenactment will be followed by official speeches, after which a parade through the city center, towards the Orthodox Cathedral will start.
In the evening, starting at 9 p.m. a concert by the local Philharmonic will be held.

 

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In addition to this festive schedule on August 3rd, the city’s Centennial will be celebrated through an “arts and crafts” market and a series of live concerts.
The market, supported by local artisans, will take place between August 1st and 4th in Liberty Square.
The live concerts, featuring popular Romanian artists on Friday and Sunday, traditional Romanian music on Thursday and blues on Sunday, will take place in Victory Square.

 

Pictures via Evenimente Primaria Timisoara.

If you enjoy going to the theatre or watching contemporary circus performances, you are going to love this event: FEST Outdoor 2019. A big part of FEST-FDR 2019, is going to take place between June 13th and 18th, in front of the National Theatre in Timisoara. Here’s what you should know about this series of events.

 

What is FEST-FDR?

FEST-FDR is one of the biggest festivals in Romania and the biggest in Timisora. This year, the festival will reach its 24th edition.

The festival traditionally has 2 sections:

  • FEST: a series of free outdoor performances performed by international artists; these performances go beyond the patterns of traditional theatre, combining contemporary circus with music and visual effects.
  • FDR (“festivalul dramaturgiei romanesti”): showcases the most representative Romanian plays.

 

FEST-FDR Outdoor 2019

The 2019 edition of FEST-FDR will be split in two series of events, with the “FDR” festival taking place in the autumn of 2019 and the “FEST” taking place in June, between 13th and 18th.

What to expect from this June’s festival? Expect very visible events happening in front of the Timisoara National Theatre: complex artistic performances that combine elements of theatre, circus, music and entertaining visual effects. Here’s an overview of the events:

 

On Thursday 13th and Friday 14th, starting 10 PM, you will be able to enjoy the play “Station” by Spanish company Voala, an “aerial ballet” company that will take dancing to the next level (quite literally).

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th, starting 10 PM, Timisoara will reunite by Italian company eVenti Verticali, who have also delighted us last year during FEST-FDR. EVenti Verticali will perform their show Quadro on a vertical stage, over 25m high.

QUadro Pisa 2017 from eVenti Verticali on Vimeo.

 

On Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th, also starting 10 PM, we will be entertained by Polish company Kto Theatre and their show “The Fragrance of Time”, a show that has been performed all over the world.

All the world’s a stage, let’s enjoy it together!

 

*Main article image via Teatrul National Timisoara

A young and tasty (but also alcoholic) festival coming soon! We are talking about Timisoara Craft Beer Festival 2019, which will take place between June 14th and 16th in Parcul Rozelor in Timisora (a.k.a. “the rose park”). What can you expect from the second edition of Timisoara Craft Beer Festival (TmCBF)? Craft beer, street food, good music and more…

 

Timisoara Craft Beer Festival turns 2 years old

Timisoara Craft Beer Festival 2019 is organised by Bibliotheka and Bereta TM, with the support of the local City Hall.

The first edition of Timisoara Craft Beer Festival took place last year. In a city that brews beer since the early 19th century, it was, of course, a success. With this in mind, this year’s edition also sounds very promising!

 

 

What to expect, in a nutshell:

Beer: But not just any beer. Craft beer. Expect to find (and taste) over 200 kinds of craft beer, produced by local and national craft beer producers.

Street Food: over 20 food trucks serving various dishes.

Live music: performed by great Romanian artists, like: Urma, Astro Generale, Melting Dice, Grave for Sale, Newgotti, DJ Angel etc.

 

Authentic craft beer to delight your tastebuds

Everybody enjoys a cold beer every once in a while. But craft beer is even better. TmCBF will bring together the tasty products of over 20 small breweries plus 2 Romanian cider producers. All local, all authentic, all tasty.

The list of craft beers that will be attending the festival includes local brands like Bereta and Terapia, together with Ground Zero, Hop Hooligans, Zăganu and Sikaru – from Bucharest, Hophead and Bere a la Cluj from Cluj-Napoca, and Nemțeana (from Piatra Neamț). “Young” additions to this list of participants include Double Drop Crew and Berărescu (from Timișoara), but also Bere cu Miere (from Sibiu).

 

Beer for the soul, food for the stomach

In case you get hungry from all this beer tasting, don’t worry. There will be many kinds of street food to chose from – from Mexican food to Asian food, sweet desserts, burgers or vegetarian meals.

You will be able to enjoy all this food in a “lounge and chill” area. In case you still want to listen to some good music when you get home, you can buy yourself a new vinyl record, as our friends from Viniloteca will be there for you.

 

Live music to get the party started

The craft beer and the street food should be good enough reasons to attend. The music should be just the cherry on top (not on top of the beer, but of the dessert).

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For more information on Timisoara Craft Beer Festival head over to their official Facebook page here or to the dedicated event page.

Cheers!

 

A “pride” event is an event dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community and its fight for rights and ending the stigma surrounding the community – hence, the the name of “pride”. Pride parades are probably the most notorious kind of events – annual celebrations in many countries, taboo in others. While Romania has a very short history of pride events, Timisoara is going to host its first big event dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community between June 3rd-7th 2019: PRIDE Week TM.

 

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Romanian Pride

The LGBTQ+ community does not have a history of being too visible in our country. Homosexuality was criminalised in Romanian in 1937, during the rule of Carol II and his authoritarian regime. The following episode in Romanian history, the communist regime, only made things worse.

Unfortunately, the communist regime has had echoes on many aspects of Romanian life for many years to come, including on how the LGBTQ+ community is seen. Homosexuality has finally been decriminalised in Romania in the 90s and since then, the community has been making small steps in being acknowledged and gaining equal rights. Pride events have been organised in big Romanian cities to bring awareness and spark some conversations on LGBTQ+ rights.

Timisoara PRIDE Week 2019

The first week of June will be marked by the first PRIDE Week in Timişoara, which aims to be a week dedicated to queer culture, a celebration of inclusion and art – theatre, music, conferences, etc. PRIDE Week TM is organised by Identity.Education, a partner of the “Timisoara 2021” program. 

PRIDE TM will not include a pride parade – which is something many would expect from such an event. It will, however, include several events spread out across the week, bringing together members of the local and regional LGBTQ+ community, friends and allies: 

  • Monday, 3rd of June, from 7pm, in the city centre (Opera House building): ”Personal views” – art exhibitions with works done by the local creative community for PRIDE TM
  • Tuesday, 4th of June, from 7pm, at Casa Artelor: ”Legal views” – a conference in partnership with MozaiQ about LGBTQI+ rights
  • Wednesday, 5th of June: from 6pm Hecate book launch at Cărtureşti Mercy and from 7:30pm an info bio show „At the Insitute of Change” produced by CNDB at the German Theatre
  • Thursday, 6th of June, from 7pm, at Ambasada: ”Storytelling as an element of change” conference in partnership with Decat O Revista and Accept
  • Friday, 7th of June, from 8pm, at Ambasada: the performative concert ”Songs & Ballads from Gay Herstory” by #FLUID, music by Armies and open wine bar.

Additional events will be organised by the local group eQuiVox – more details, here. Anyone who is interested and wants to know more about this community is welcome to the events.  Through the events organised, PRIDE Week TM has one message: “we are all part of a larger diverse community of Timisoara”. 

For more details about PRIDE Week TM and all the activities, check out the official Facebook event, here.

 

One of the “hottest” projects in Timisoara is around the corner! We are of course talking about Heritage of Timisoara – in short, HoT. The first event in 2019 takes place on May 11th and we are here to tell you why you should attend.

What is Heritage of Timisoara?

Heritage of Timisoara is a project developed by local NGO “Prin Banat”, with the purpose of promoting the patrimony (material and immaterial) of our city. The project involves gathering information on people and places, as well as making them available to a wide audience.
The first edition of Heritage of Timisoara took place two years ago and challenged us to discover the oldest neighborhood of Timisoara, Fabric. Last year’s edition covered the neighbourhood of Iosefin – and we’ve written about the event, here.

 

 

HoT 2019: Elisabetin and its parks

This year’s edition is focused on the “youngest” of the historical districts in our city: Elisabetin – a neighbourhood with rich vegetation and spectacular Sezession-style buildings.
This year’s concept is a bit different than in previous years as the project will be revolving around the neighbourhood’s many beautiful parks. We can imagine that the team behind HoT has spent a lot of time charting buildings and interviewing residents and now it’s time for us to enjoy the results of their work, in a series of events.
Here is a list of all HoT events you can attend:

  • HoT: Parks /1 – Piața Plevnei (Parcul Gheorghe Doja) – May 11th. Event link here.
  • HoT: Parks /2 – Piața Bisericii – May 25th. Event link here.
  • HoT: Parks /3 – Piața Vasile Adamachi – June 8th. Event link here.
  • Hot: Parks /4 – Piața Crucii – June 22nd. Event link here.
  • HoT: Parks /5 – Parcul Carmen Sylva – July 6th Event link here.

 

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Why attend HoT: Parks?

This is a beautiful project that will help you see the city in a new light. The city has a rich history, but we don’t often take the time to uncover all the stories and mysteries that happened here before our times.
The team at HoT suggest we take the time to do so, by inviting us to:

  • public picnics – discover the city, while making friends
  • guided tours – find our more about the places and people of Elisabetin
  • various other activities, for both adults and children.

And did we mention the cool postcards?! For the first editions, HoT has worked with local artists to create original postcards involving trademarks of the city. Participants could choose a postcard and mail it for free, thus helping promote our material patrimony. (Plus, the feeling of receiving a hand-written postcard is very nice!)

All of the work behind Heritage of Timisoara can be found on the project website. Even if for some reason you can’t attend the events, you can uncover some of this work here.

 

See you in the park(s)!

Winter is over, the trees are blooming, birds are chirping and we are getting ready for a new season of outdoor events. And what better outdoor event that a music festival?! Introducing JazzTM 2019.

One of the best music festivals in Timisoara

In case you are not very familiar with Timisoara, you should know that JazzTM is one of the best music festivals in our area. We’ve covered the festival on our blog last year and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to share more details this year too.

JazzTM 2019: When and where?

The 6th edition of JazzTM will take place during 5th-7th July 2019, mainly in the “heart” of Timisoara, Victory Square. The event is organised by our city hall with the help of a local organisation.

While the main stage will be located in Victory Square, there will be concerts at other stages in the city or within partner locations: Dimitrie Cantemir Street, Victor Vlad Delamarina Street, The Street Without a Name (Strada Fără Nume), Aethernativ, Café Klapka andGarage Café.

It is one of the biggest free events in Timisoara and it gathers huge crowds in the city center every year. The festival’s mission is to bring high-quality music to the locals and tourists of Timisoara. It is a free festival so that everyone, regardless of wealth and interests, can enjoy the music.

 

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JazzTM 2019: the lineup

But now let’s get down to why you’re reading this article: the artists and the schedule. Here is the full festival schedule:

Friday 5.07
Piața Victoriei (Victory Square)
20:00 FrankieZ eXperiment & Tereza Catarov
21:00 Aron Ottignon
22:30 Laura Mvula

Nocturnal Jams
00:00 Beats Remedy (Aether)
00:00 Gybravarisil (Klapka)

Saturday 6.07
Strada Fără Nume / Spoken Word
10:30 Tongue FU feat. Anthony Joseph, Zena Edwards & Rebecca Tantony feat. Pumn de Tarana

Junior Jams / Garage Café
14:00 Twisted Blue

Strada D. Cantemir / Voices Stage
17:00 Dov Meraki
18:30 Zara McFarlane

Strada V.V Delamarina / Crossover Stage
17:00 Beats Remedy
18:30 Moses Boyd Exodus

Piața Victoriei (Victory Square)
20:00 Dumitrio
21:00 Ishamel Ensemble
22:30 Jazzmeia Horn

Nocturnal Jams
00:00 Zimbru (Aether)
00:00 Binker & Moses (Klapka)

Sunday 7.07

Strada Fără Nume / Spoken Word
10:30 Tongue FU feat. Anthony Joseph, Zena Edwards & Rebecca Tantony feat. Tudor Ciubotari

Junior Jams / Garage Café
14:00 Twisted Blue

Strada D. Cantemir / Voices Stage
17:00 Groove Garden
18:30 Ala.Ni

Strada V.V Delamarina / Crossover Stage
17:00 Zimbru
18:30 Barabas Lorinc Quartet

Piața Victoriei (Victory Square)
20:00 Ineffable
21:00 Yussef Dayes
22:30 Tank & the Bangas

 

And here are some of the artists you will meet at JazzTM 2019: 

Tank and The Bangas

Rooted in New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are influenced by different musical traditions. The group, made up of the five musicians, has a rare talent for combining different genres – jazz, soul, hip hop and R & B – into a stunning, cohesive “whole” that evokes the music of New Orleans while retaining an own personality.

 

 

Zara McFarlane

Zara McFarlane is considered one of the most talented jazz singer-songwriters in the UK. Her previous albums have earned many prizes. Zara’s music has diverse influences – from the spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae.

 

 

Aron Ottignon

Born in New Zealand, Aron Ottignon has been named as one of the best jazz pianists in the Northern Hemisphere before the age of sixteen. He now lives in Europe, where he plays both with his band and in collaboration with big names.

 

Jazzmeia Horn

Jazzmeia Horn has won the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition (2015) and Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (2013). She has been compared with Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan. Jazzmeia grew up on gospel music played by her grandmother.

 

 

Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula is a British singer-songwriter who formed her first jazz/neo-soul group in 2008. She has won 22 nominations (including 2 Mercury Prizes, 7 MOBO Awards, and 3 BRIT Awards) and has had collaborations with artists such as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter, David Byrne, Snarky Puppy, Jamie Cullum, Tinie Tempah, Robert Glasper, Metropole Orkest, Jacob Collier and Tom Jones.

 

Yussef Dayes

Yussef Dayes has gained notoriety together with his brothers Ahmad and Kareem, as the United Vibrations jazz group. Yussef’s collaborations with the bands Youssef Kamaal and United Vibrations have helped shape a whole new generation of young jazz listeners.

 

Moses Boyd Exodus

Born in southern London, Boyd started playing drums at the age of 13, inspired by the music of artists like Miles Davis and Dizzee Rascal. He is now a 21st-century jazz-stage celebrity.

 

 

Barabás Lőrinc Quartet

Barabás Lőrinc Quartet has released two albums since their debut in 2015 (“Beardance” 2016 and “Other Than Unusual” 2018). Their music is a mix of jazz and instrumental pop music, with influences from world music and electronic music.

 

This line-up is completed by: Zimbru, Tongue Fu, Ishmael Ensemble, Ineffable, Groove Garden,FrankieZ Experiment & Tereza Catarov, Dumitrio, Beats Remedy and Alan.ni. Read more about each of the artists on the event website, here.

The full festival schedule can also be found here.

 

See you soon and jazz on!