The second edition of Outernational Days

Published:

February 20, 2017

The Attic presents the second edition of the multicultural festival Outernational Days, which will take place in Bucharest between July 7-9, 2017.

Outernational Days 2 will bring on stage a suite of ensembles, bands and musicians from all over the world, for the first time in Romania. During the three days of the festival you'll encounter various bands and musicians from faraway lands such as Kenya, Niger, Senegal, Lebanon and Turkey, as well as Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Romania).

Besides concerts with bands from all over the world, the festival will present a series of thematic DJ sets, artist talks, panels, art installations, workshops, debates, documentary movies screenings and lectures around the Outernational concept.

Outernational is a relatively new term in music and musicology and it refers to genres of contemporary music, specific to certain subcultures or peripheries from the cultural space that don’t necessarily identify with the occidental/western rules. Outernational defines as opposite to International. It has it’s own means of cultural promotion and dissemination that function on a global level, even if most of the times they come from peripheries, both cultural and geographic. Music that is being assimilated as being Outernational is usually unearthed in Middle Asia, East Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, including Romania.

The Outernational movement is characterized firstly by musical diversity, many of the bands have roots in, and are being inspired by their traditional music, or from the distinct culture of the community they come from, whilst preserving a powerful contemporary approach. It’s more like a platform of global promotion more than a genre in itself.

Outernational Days 2 is co-financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund within the session I/2017 of cultural projects, Arts of Spectacle – Music.

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