COVID-19: BALKAN Festival postponed!
Following the measures taken by the federal government, BALKAN TRAFIK! has decided to postpone its festival as a precautionary measure. Because the health of the team and festivalgoers is our priority, we are doing everything possible to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
BALKAN TRAFIK! is actively working to find a new date for the festival. Tickets will remain valid for the new date. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
If you still wish to be reimbursed, here are the steps to follow:
La Madeleine : contact the address : TICKET@BRUSSELS-EXPO.COM or by phone at 02 658 41 99
VK Concerts: contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 02 413 04 10
We deeply regret this situation for the festivalgoers as well as for the partners and especially for the team that has been working on organizing this event for the past year.
The term “Balkans” refers to a European region. A region bordered by seas, crossed by rivers such as the famous Danube and scattered with symbolic bridges.
A region located in the South-East of Europe. Slovenia, Hungary and Austria are often called the “Gateway to the Balkans”. There begins a cultural universe, whose cultural innovations remain unsuspected, but that is totally complementary to our “old” Europe.
It is commonly said that the Balkans are comprised of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.
According to other sources, Greece, Moldavia and the continental part of Turkey may be added to that list.
The Balkan Trafik Festival takes into account the important influence of the Jewish, Muslim and Romani minorities. Those, and especially the Romani communities, free themselves from borders. Thanks to them, the festival gets access to many more countries.
Indeed, “Balkan” is extremely simplistic. All of the abovementioned countries are unique and rich of their own identities, despite their common historical backgrounds.
It is startling to see that the term “Balkan” obliterates the interest that we should have for our South-Eastern European neighbours. Each of those countries is home to an energy, a creativity that is totally complementary to ours, presumably thanks to their recent past.
Balkan Trafik… of Cultures aims at overriding stereotypes and creating bridges between those countries that are only a step away from Brussels, our European capital.
Since the beginning of the festival the idea is to bring communities together, we want to exceed prejudices by showing what brings us all together, culture & art