June 1, 2016
The first edition of the festival aims at providing a fresh, contemporary perspective on the anthropology of Outernational music and to open the road to an inclusive society through the benefits of music.
The Attic Magazine presents the first edition of OUTERNATIONAL DAYS, a new music festival happening in the heart of Bucharest, on July 1-3.
3 days and nights of concerts, DJ sets, workshops, performances, panel discussions and lectures.
The first edition of the festival aims at providing a fresh, contemporary perspective on the anthropology of Outernational music and to open the road to an inclusive society through the benefits of music. The project was born out of a cultural need of exploring a very wide musical specter, to which the Romanian audience lacked access until now. Outernational is an emergent cultural movement that gathers proportions on a global scale and in Europe respectively, but is not widely known in Romania.
Outernational is a relatively new term used in musicology and it refers to contemporary musical genres particular to peripheral cultures that do not identify with western norms. Outernational is situated at the opposite end of International; it works with its own unique ways of making itself popular, not through mass-media, like international music, but rather by being discovered and brought to light by passionate people. It is a global phenomenon, although it draws from cultural and geographical peripheries from Central Asia, East Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, including Romania.
The Outernational movement is characterized first and foremost by diversity, most of the bands drawing heavily from the traditional music and the cultural heritage of the area in which they activate. Outernational is not defined as a stand-alone genre but rather as a global trend to discover human values that are specific to some communities and that are meaningful to others as well. At the same time, Outernational is not stylistically defined: at the micro level, it could range from jazz to funk, to turbofolk, psychedelic progressive rock, to disco, to free-improv, electronica, so it has a potential to activate a wide audience with different taste in music, different social layers and different age.
Many musicians nowadays try to get back to the roots, to find the primary functions of music, to set it free from the dogma, to revive the feeling of belonging to an authentic culture, and to pin down cues in this quest. Music is a key element in finding these values.
*Information about the venues, tickets and program of the festival will be available soon on a special section on the-attic.net.
Konono No1 (Congo)
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids (USA)
Maurice Louca (trio) (Egypt)
Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band (Burkina Faso)
Okay Temiz (TR) & Harry Tavitian (RO)
Dan Armeanca live with band (RO)
Raze de Soare (RO)
Khidja (live) (RO)
PTM pres. Novomatic & M. Vișinescu (RO)
Rabih Beaini (Morphine Records / LB)
Andy Votel (Finders Keepers / UK)
Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies / USA)
Booty Carrell (B-Music / DE)
DJ soFa (BE)
The Attic Soundsystem (RO)
Lecture: Vincent Moon (FR) presents Petites Planètes
A/V Live Performance: Rabih Beaini (LB) & Vincent Moon (FR)
Percussion workshop: Okay Temiz (TR)
Performance: Radu Malfatti (AU) & Philipp Schmickl (AU)