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Country and Region BelgiumFlanders
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Bruges, Flanders, Belgium
Festival Contact Information

Klinkers Cactus Muziekcentrum
St. Sebastiaanstraat 4
B 8200 Brugge (St. Andries)
Phone: (32) 50-33-20-14
Fax: (32) 50-33-06-97
Email: info@cactusmusic.be

Festival Description

KLINKERS 2009 is the 15th edition of the cultural summer happening in the world famous medieval town of Brugge, Belgium. Between 24 July and 8 August performers from all over the world will come to Brugge for this very colourful, multi-cultural music event. An introduction to the wide range of contemporary, global musical cultures against the backdrop of the prominent historic façades of the City Hall, the Gruuthuse Museum and the Belfry or the botanical Astridpark.

In the past years the festival has built up an international reputation for staging musical acts/performers from all over the world which have proven their high artistic quality, but which still have been unable to make a breakthrough to a wider audience. These acts are presented alongside better known performers, which act as the eye-catcher for the public. Titled ‘KLINKERS INTIEM’ the festival also presents a series of exclusive concerts, which all are related to very rich musical traditions: flamenco, fado, rembetico, Cuban music,… All concerts take place in the intimite historical site of of Gruuthuse (in case of uncooperative weather, the festival takes place in the concert hall of the city theatre) for a seated audience.

Festival Dates July 26 - August 10, 2013
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Festival Events:

Past performances:
  • Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde), Cassandra Wilson (USA), Misia (Portugal), Richard Thompson (UK), Bajofondo Tango Club (Arg), Sierra Maestra (Cuba), Jack DeJohnette (USA), Joaquin Grilo (Spain), Caceres (Arg), Eliades Ochoa (cuba), Amparanoia (Spain), Pink Martini (USA), Lila Downs (Mex), Madeleine Peyroux (USA), Luka Bloom (IRL), Cheb Balowski (Spain), Maceo Parker (usa), Maria Del Mar Moreno (Spain), June Tabor (UK), Hedningarna (Sweden), Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars (USA), Carmen Cortes & Gerardo Nunez (Spain), Angélique Ionatos (Greece),, Kocani Orkestar (Macedonia), Renaud Garcia-Fons (F) - Radio Tarifa (Spain), Susana Baca (Peru) Maryo & Tombourlika Ensemble (Greece), Rafael de Utrera (Spain), Spaccanapoli (Italy), Roy Paci & Aretuska (Italy) La Kumpania Zelwer (France), Esma Redzepova (Macedonia), Jimmy Scott (USA), Elena Ledda (Sardegna), Lucilla Galeazzi (Umbria), Antonio Placer (Galicia), Mafalda Arnauth (Portugal), Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey (Braz), Katia Guerreiro (Portugal), Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico (Spain/Hol), Cachaïto Lopez (Cuba), Yasmin Levy (Israel), Spaccanapoli (It), Boban Markovich Orkestar (Serbia), Jorge Fernando & Ana Moura (Portugal) Willy Deville (USA), David Krakauer (USA), Sara Tavares (Portugal), Eugenio Bennato & Taranta Power (It), Ladysmith Black Mambazo (S-A) , Joana Amendoeira (Port) , Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana (It) – Balkan Beat Box (usa), …


Practical Info:

  • By phone
    (32) 70-22-50-05
  • By fax
    Fax: (32) 70-22-50-06
  • Online


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