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Danubian Voyage

18:00 - 20:00 Living Lab Stage
18:00 - 20:00 Living Lab Stage

The Danube, Europe's second-longest river, rises in southern Germany and flows nearly three thousand kilometers eastward into the Black Sea. For thousands of years, it was used as a gateway and trade route. The natural connection between East and West that the Danube symbolizes makes Danubian Voyage a perfect metaphor for this new project by Arifa, also their fifth album.

In Arifa's music, East and West flow seamlessly into a swirling amalgam. Ancient musical traditions from the Middle East and the Balkans are blended with jazz and contemporary improvised music.

The Amsterdam-based quartet is international in both background and scope. Kaval player Zhivko Vasilev from Bulgaria and cellist Bence Huszar from Hungary are relative newcomers to Arifa, while German-born pianist Franz von Chossy has been part of the group for many years. Shahin During, the band's leader, is a cultural hybrid in his own right, with a Dutch father and a Turkish mother.



Danubian Voyage

Break 6:45-7:15 p.m.

Players ARIFA

Zhivko Vasilev, kaval (BG)

Bence Huszar, cello (HU)

Franz von Chossy, piano (DE)

Shahin During, percussion (TR/NL)

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Oranjewoud Festival is a low-threshold, multifaceted and stimulating music festival in the fairytale parkland of Oranjewoud near Heerenveen (Friesland) | May 30 to June 2, 2024

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