Several performances from the Visegrad Four countries and some exotic countries around the world will be featured at the Budapest Ritmo world music festival opening on Friday.
In a “heat-up” event, career-starting performers selected by an international jury will put on acts to world music scene professionals and the public in the Szimpla ruin pub on Thursday. Among the V4 countries Hungary will be represented by Meszecsinka, EtnoRom and Csangallo, the Czech Republic by Tomas Liska and Slovakia by Katarina Malikova.
The programme of the three-day festival includes joint performances in a “special mix” by Hungarian and international musicians every day.
It also includes acts by world music stars such as the Kal Band from Belgrade, Boric Kovac from Novi Sad, the Ponk trio from the Czech Republic and the Authentic Light Orchestra from Armenia.
The festival will feature concerts by Lura from Cape Verde, Amparanoia from Spain, Mokoomba from Zimbabwe, Chassol from Martinique and H.A.T. from Morocco.
Israel, a guest in focus of the festival, will be represented by Shefita and Malabi Tropical.
Organised for the second time,
Budapest Ritmo will feature 24 concerts by performers from 29 countries in downtown Akvarium Club.