An all-horn orchestra from Russia, an ensemble that transforms traditional Korean rhythms and sounds into contemporary repertory, and Spanish musicians who interpret Galician folk on rock instruments: just some of the artists to be heard at the 39th annual Euroradio Folk Festival (EFF) on 26–28 May in Moscow, where bands and artists redefine the frontiers of folk music through their ethno, jazz, traditional and crossover projects.
The festival venues have encompassed the length and breadth of Europe. This year's event is being hosted in the Russian capital by Radio Orpheus, who is organizing the EFF especially for Euroradio.
More than just a festival, this event is a platform presenting the incredible diversity of musical genres and sounds of all lifestyles in European, and more recently also Asian, folk music. It aims to preserve the unique tradition of local and regional roots, while being open to the latest trends, migrations and encounters.
Since it was launched in 1980, the Euroradio Folk Festival has been an unprecedented opportunity for over 2,000 vocal and instrumental musicians to present the multitude of traditions in Europe, but also other continents, and connect with one another.
Thanks to the Euroradio network concert exchanges, many artists have become known far beyond their borders.
All of this year’s concerts will be recorded and provided at no cost by the host to other EBU radio organizations as part of the Euroradio concert exchanges. More information on the event and all of this year’s performers can be found here.