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Zagnuts, Zlatne Usted and More: Balkan fest in NYC, Jan 16-17

Don't miss the biggest Balkan music event of the year! Shake off the cold with two great nights of spirited music, energetic dancing, crazy people and plenty of good eats and drinks. 36 bands! And get ready for the all the whoopla at a pre-party with New York's Own Lively Balkan Brass Band: The Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, also known as The Official Balkan Brass Band of Brooklyn (the Zagnuts will be playing for the Reopening of Brooklyn Museum's Grand Staircase on April 17th and has just received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to play music and teach dancing in Prospect Park this spring). Anywhoooooo....the Zagnuts invite you to join them at NuBlu on the night before Golden Festival starts, Thursday, January 15th. NuBlu is so Nu that I haven't been there yet. In fact, I hear that there is no sign out front, just a Blu light. So look for the Blu light and get down there and party party party like it's start of a Nu year. Or something like that. Hmm...just get there, okay?


Two nights of Balkan music, dance and border-crossing celebration

The Golden Festival is New York's largest Balkan music event, with multiple stages, Balkan and Middle Eastern refreshments, Balkan arts vendors, as well as beautiful Balkan textiles on display. From international stars to local musicians, modern Balkan stylists to folk traditionalists, over 20 bands provide hours of ecstatic listening, dancing and partying.

Friday, Jan 16 at Hungarian House
213 E 82nd St. (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave's)
Manhattan, New York
Lobby phone: (212)650-1974
Donation: $16, students $12, children (6-12) $5
7:30-8:45 pm: Balkan dance workshop with Michael Ginsburg and members of Zlatne Uste
8:45 pm-12 am: Ethnic snacks and great live music

Saturday, Jan 17 at Good Shepherd School
620 Isham (near 207th St. and B'way)
Manhattan, New York Directions
Donation: $27, students $18, children (6-12) $8

6 pm-until 3 am: The whole deal - multiple music venues, snacks, party, etc. 36 bands!

(718) 859-4759

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