The 5th edition of the annual Balkan Sessions will once again show the incredible versatile faces of Eastern music and its ability to fuse genres and people by covering several cultural domains and integrating loads of musical influences, dance rhythms and historical backgrounds.


The 4th edition of the annual Balkan Sessions is a broad festival covering several cultural domains, exploring the incredible versatile faces of Eastern music and its ability to fuse genres and people.


➀ Live stories + The Gypsy Wolves ● Balkan Sessions festival 2018

05/12/2018

◔ 17:30 - 20:00 | FOOD | DOCU | ACOUSTIC CONCERTS

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The 1st part of the Balkan Sessions festival ● 2018 consists of live stories, foto & docu by The Caravan's Journal, food and acoustic concerts by The Gipsy Wolves – a Gent based Roma band –  and Wouter Vandenabeele's violin players. Join these 16 musicians and journalists in their deep quests to the heart of the Balkan region from 17:30 until 20:00!

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♫ The Gipsy Wolves (SLOV/BE) 18:00 - 18:20
Gent hosts some excellent Roma musicians forming a 4-piece Slovakian Balkan band.
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☄ live story + photo from Bulgaria by The Caravan's Journal 18:20 - 18:35
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♫ Wereldmuziekschool De Centrale olv Wouter Vandenabeele 18:35 - 18:50
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☄ live story + docu from Ukrain by The Caravan's Journal 18:50 - 19:05

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♫ The Gipsy Wolves (SLOV/BE)
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☄ live story Srebrenica + NESTOR photo presentation by The Caravan's Journal
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♫ The Gipsy Wolves + 4 violins closing concert 1st part 19:40 - 20:00

➁ Tcha Limberger Trio live ● Balkan Sessions festival 2018

04/12/2018

♫ 20:00 - 21:00 | Tcha Limberger Trio (BE/HUN)

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Composer, genius violin player, guitarist and singer Tcha Limberger belongs to that tiny circle of world class musicians living on Belgian soil. Born half tzigane, or manouche, or European nomad, his musical mission is to break the existing prejudices towards Rom people from Eastern Europe by expanding their rich history and culture. Thanks to his incredible versatility, Tcha Limberger is like no other able to connect two historical sides of the Eastern-European music in all its beauty: the jazz manouche and the Rom music, thus resulting in a combination of gypsy swing and Balkan chants. At the binair01 ● Balkan Sessions festival ● 2018, Tcha Limberger Trio will bridge the acoustic live story part perfectly with the full band international headliner part, introducing the gypsy swing initiation at the end of his concert. Listen to some more Tcha Limberger music clips here!

➂ Gypsyswing show + dance workshop ● Balkan Sessions festival 2018

03/12/2018

웃 21:00 - 21:40 | Dance show & workshop gypsyswing

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The first dance part ties up perfectly with the concert of Tcha Limberger: Shana Van Cauwenberghe and Joren van Eyken (teachers at De Ingang, connected with Crazy Legs) show their skills followed by a dance workshop gypsyswing.

After two successful editions the Balkan Sessions festival is growing a tiny bit bigger, with film'n'food, dj-sets and 3 very different live (big) bands from all around the globe.


The 2nd edition dedicated to balkan music invites one of the very best orkestars from the balkans and one of the very best from the belgistans.


Full line-up balkan sessions #2 finally revealed

30/10/2016

The first Ghentish balkan festival since the confluence of Schelde and Leie with film, food, concerts and dj-sets in 2 rooms. Proud to present the line-up:


DOORS 18:00

◔ film'n'food (Kelderzaal)

▸ food by Lekker Gec 

▸ 'Black Cat, White Cat' by Emir Kusturica 18:30 - 20:30


CONCERTS 20:30 (Turbinezaal)

Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra 20:30 - 21:45 

▸ soundcloud | bandcamp

◕ Kočani Orkestar 22:00 - 23:30

▸ youtube meshup | deezer spotify


●  PARTY 22:30 - 3:00 (Kelderzaal)

Radio Barbã dj-set

▸ mixcloud

Mnsr Zéro (resident binair01) dj-set

▸ mixcloud | ▸ deezer

balkan sessions #2 - headliner mashup

28/10/2016

This mashup presents the headliner of binair01 balkan sessions #2 on december 2 at De Centrale, Gent. The tape is also on mixcloud.


Binair01 closes the free Copacobana Festival near Ghent with a live band and a dj-set. French balkan-electro quintet Asa-I-Viata will close the main stage, and our resident dj mnsr zér0 will make you party until the very end.


The binair01 ✦ C O L O RC A L O R ✦ series are dj-set editions which discover melting dance music from all over the world. This 3rd edition supports our friends from Sheeprock.


This edition is dedicated to bohemian music with restless hearts. We lift 2 "caravan" bands on stage: one international famous French-Polish manouche-balkan-electroband, one national pride of exquisite musicians in true Django style, both of them officially presenting their brand new albums.


This edition is dedicated to balkan music. Tonight is a joyful celebration of its incredible versatile faces and its ability to fuse genres and people. Some of the best French and Belgian examples of this border crossing phenomenon will make you dance from second # one.


f i e s t a. p a r a b a i l a r.
The ✦ COLORCALOR ✦ series discover melting dance music from all over the world. This edition opens the new season with a pure dj-set night.


Live radio dj-set by resident dj mnsr zér0

06/10/2015

Live mix by mnsr zér0 on Radio Taxi, Urgent.fm, presenting the opening party binair01 ✦ COLORCALOR ✦ on october 16, 2015 @Sioux, Ghent.

The mix includes some gentle electrocumbia with swingbeats and balkansoul, funky brasileiro with afrolatino in a clubmix of exciting dancetunes from all over the planet.

This is the first time binair01 occupies the beautiful venue of De Centrale with the very first # gare centrale # edition. Three national and international live bands + afterparty, two separate rooms. A recipe for many successful future editions.


The very first ✦ C O L O RC A L O R ✦ edition goes for summervibe sessions with the alterlatino band Chicos Y Mendez and hot tunes from mnsr zér0.