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Romanian Weekend at The Wharf

July 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Discover Romania this weekend at the Wharf!


Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, bring your family to a Romanian extravaganza at The Wharf. Music, dance, food, wine, spoken word performances, and craft shows will transport this beautiful country straight to DC.

District Pier will host FREE concerts with some of Romania’s most fascinating artists: the Techno Witches, a rap group, brilliantly repackaging Roma culture into a modern sound, with lyrics that touch on social justice, witchcraft, technology, feminism, love, and other themes; Corina Sîrghi & Taraful Jean Americanu – an all-acoustic ensemble of virtuoso musicians performing both traditional and popular urban folklore pieces; and Ana Everling Trio, an act fusing Eastern European music with Brazilian and Afro-influenced rhythms, courtesy of master guitarist Edinho Gerber and percussionist Luiz Everling.

Throughout the day, the Transylvania National Folk Ensemble will perform traditional dances, music and will exhibit traditional outfits and crafts in the nearby tents.
The main stage will also feature the DC-based, all-volunteer Carpathia Folk Dance ensemble. Spoken word performances by well-known Romanian-American authors Cristina A. Bejan, Domnica Radulescu, Elena Secota and Adela Sinclair will be interspersed throughout the program.

Throughout the weekend, you will also have the opportunity to visit activity tents: “Dancing at the Barn” for dance workshops, “The Potter’s House” for pottery demonstrations with master potter Daniel Les, “Our Story Carved in Wood” for wood carving demonstrations with sculptor Petrică Codrea and “Does Tradition Fit You”, an interactive folk costume exhibition where visitors can try the intricate traditional costumes themselves. Other fun activities include the “Romanian Literature in America” booth for book lovers; the “Gateway to Romanian traditions” booth to learn about ethno-tourism opportunities in Maramureș; the “Maramureș Photo Booth” for fun selfies; and last but not least, “The Taste of Romania” tent with a selection of Romanian food and wines to try and buy.

For full info and detailed schedule go to: https://bit.ly/3xYkW0w

Romanian Weekend at The Wharf Schedule

Sunday, July 10, 2:00 PM – 8:30 PM

2:00 PM – Welcome to the Romanian Weekend at THE WHARF
2:15 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
2:45 PM – Spoken word performances by Domnica Rădulescu and Adela Sinclair, presented by Bucharest Inside the Beltway
3:00 PM – Romanian traditional dances by Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble
3:45 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
4:15 PM – Spoken word performances by Cristina A. Bejan and Elena Secotă, presented by Bucharest Inside the Beltway
5:00 PM – Romanian traditional dances by Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble
5:25 PM – Romanian community moment dedicated to the Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse, organized by Romanians of DC
5:30 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
6:15 PM – Urban folklore concert by Corina Sîrghi & Taraful Jean Americanu (Shaun Williams aka Jean Americanu – accordion, Laurențiu Feraru – violin, Ciprian Răducanu – double bass), joined by special guest Nicolae Feraru, cimbalom virtuoso and NEA National Heritage Fellow
7:30 PM – Rap/trap concert by Tehno-Vrăjitoarele (Techno-Witches) Niko G. & Kali


Sunday, July 10, 2 PM – 6 PM
Dancing at the Barn. Join the round dance! – Dance workshops
The Potter’s House. Spin the potter’s wheel! – Pottery demonstrations with Daniel Leș
Our Story Carved in Wood – Wood carving demonstrations with Petrică Codrea
Folk Costumes. Does tradition fit you? – Folk costumes exhibition
Maramureș Photo Booth. Let time freeze and say cheese! – Photo opportunity
Visit Maramureș, Gateway to Romanian traditions! – Learn more about Romania & plan a visit
The Taste of Romania. Europe’s map in one bite! – A selection of Romanian foods
The Joy of Romanian Wines. Drinkable happiness! – A selection of gorgeous wines to try and buy
Romanian Literature in America – A showcase of recent books by Romanian-American authors & spoken word performances curated and managed by Bucharest inside the Beltway (BiB)



July 10, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


Romanian Embassy
Romanian Cultural Institute


The Wharf
101 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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