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Europalia : Dragos; Rusu & Bogman

Europalia : Dragoş Rusu & Bogman

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┆DRAGOȘ RUSU┆The Attic, Outernational Days

Dragoş Rusu has been a prominent presence in Bucharest’s alternative music scene for over a decade. A DJ, journalist and music adventurer, he is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Attic Magazine; an online music platform that covers a wide variety of music and promotes Romanian artists and music culture worldwide. Rusu's DJ sets know no boundaries, he can be spotted playing textural Techno or Acid House as well as intriguing outernational oddities; African, Greek, Turkish, Arabic rhythms, and occasionally contemporary gypsy music. Since 2016, Dragoş has been the artistic director and curator of the acclaimed Outernational Days, a festival of music and related arts that digs deep into various subcultures positioned at the periphery of the international sphere.

https://soundcloud.com/dragos_rusu | http://the-attic.net

┆BOGMAN┆

Bogman is one of Bucharest's most versatile DJs. In the early ‘90s, he started a HipHop show for Radio Nova 22, the first independent radio station in Bucharest, and initiated the first Romanian HipHop parties. Later on he set up a series of social events together with DJ Vasile that turned a small games house into the The Web Club; a legendary place that every cool kid in town hung out at. In 2001, Bogman jumped the fence to New York, where he worked at the Turntable Lab store and became a resident DJ for Apt, and Nublu. Nowadays he is one of the programmers at the Control Club, one of the most important alternative music clubs in Bucharest.

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About Europalia:

Since 1969, EUROPALIA has been organising arts biennales, each focusing on a different guest country. Its four-month multidisciplinary programme comprises hundreds of events throughout Belgium and in other European countries. EUROPALIA enthralls a broad European audience not only with exhibitions, but also with performing arts, music, literature, conferences and film. Heritage plays a significant part, but the contemporary scene is also generously covered; new creations and interaction between artists from the guest country and from Europe receive particular attention. EUROPALIA provides insights that avoid Eurocentrism. It stimulates open dialogue between cultures in an atmosphere of trust.