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Romania’s Outernational Days 3 kicks off on 19 September

Nadah El Shazly, PRAED and Cüneyt Sepetçi are among those participating in the Bucharest festival

Hosted by online music magazine The Attic, Bucharest’s Outernational Days returns this month with its third edition. Over five days of performances, DJ sessions, workshops, lectures and film screenings, the festival has brought together musicians from around the globe in a programme designed to celebrate diversity.

The programme includes Stimmung, Las Poftas, Vasile din Buzău cu formația, KNR, Stella Chiweshe, Phurpa, Balkan Taksim, Spiritczualic Enhancement Orchestra, Mangulica FM, Artetetra, Raed Yassin, DJ FETT, SUPER Trio Mercur, Outernational Ensemble Conducted by Iancu Dumitrescu, Bicikl, Lotto, PRAED (extended band with Hans Koch, Marc Stucki and Christian Kobi), Khidja, Nadah El Shazly, Sote presents Sacred Horror In Design, Cüneyt Sepetçi, Kornelia Binicewicz, PARADAIZ and Marius Georgescu.

Also featured is a talk with Romanian composer Iancu Dumitrescu hosted by Octav Avramescu, lectures by Matteo Pennesi and Luigi Monteanni on exoticism in music, Luigi Monteanni on Indonesian trance rituals, and Kornelia Binicewicz on Turkish women singers from the 1970s and 1980s. And the ODD THEORY #9 workshop will investigate a commons based society (maximum 20 participants – email to join in). There is also a screening of Andrei Nicolae Teodorescu’s Shindy Music (Muzică de Petrecere) (2017) and Nicolae Constantin Tanase's Heads And Tails (Cap și pajură) (2018). Attic DJs will also be spinning records throughout the festival.

Outernational Day 3 runs from 19–23 September. Tickets are available now.