13:30 @ Grand-Place
Giant Horo (free entrance)

19:15 & 23:00 @ Rembetiko Kafé
Fildisi & Fanouris Trikilis Rembetiko Project

20:00 @ Henry Le Boeuf Hall (BOZAR)
George Dalaras Unplugged Rembetiko
The opening event of Balkan Trafik! features a living legend of Greek music: none other than George Dalaras. On 1 May, his Rembetiko Show 2014 will be at the Centre for Fine Arts for an unplugged tribute to the rebetika (Greek blues) tradition. With more than 12 million record sales to his name, the popular folk singer is one of Greece's leading musical ambassadors. For his new tour, Dalaras and his ten musicians will present the most authentic interpretation possible of a special selection of traditional songs. The Greek instruments (bouzouki, baglama, oud, and tzouras) will be amplified by microphones only, in order to keep their sound as pure as possible.