folkBALTICA is a festival of national and international significance which provides a unique stage for Nordic and Baltic music culture, as well as from Russia, Poland and Germany. It takes place annually in Flensburg (Germany) and in the Sønderjylland (Denmark)/Schleswig (Germany) region presenting folk musicians and ensembles from the whole Baltic Sea Region.
This year Poland will be the partner nation and main focus of the festival so the Polska dance will be dealt intensively.
Another special thing is the youth folk ensemble "Frischer Wind" for which young folk musicians in the age from 14 to 22 are searched. They will meet together during the festival weekend to build the ensemble. The aim is to represent folkBALTICA for the whole year, to maintain the traditional folk-music and to get into the cultural everyday-life of the German/Dansk border region. The deadline for application is the 18 March.
The ensemble shall be financed by crowd funding. It shall support the promotion of new talents and afford that young folk musicians cans meet two or three times a year for a practice weekend and concerts with the main importance of internationality. Therefor the festival needs some financial support. Donators get the chance to win free tickets for the festival.
From now on the program and the tickets for 2013 are available so get your ticket now and enjoy the diversity of folk at the folkBALTICA festival 2013.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)