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FOLLOW-UP - ASTRA Multicultural, 7th edition


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FOLLOW-UP - ASTRA Multicultural, 7th edition

From 13 to 17 July 2022 the ASTRA Museum registered 6875 visitors. During this period the event ASTRA Multicultural, 7th editionwhich brought together more than 100 artists, 22 ensembles and folklore groups together with 50 traditional craftspeople and gastronomic specialists from various communities (Saxons, Hungarians, Roma, Lipovenes, Greeks, Serbs, Croats, Slovaks, Romanians). A core component of the ASTRA Multicultural 2022 programme was the the fair of craftspeople from multi-ethnic communitieswhere traditional craftsmen held interactive workshops and exhibited / sold their own creations on the Fulling Mils Alley in the Open Air Museum in Dumbrava Sibiului. 

Also in the ASTRA Multicultural 2022 was organised a multi-ethnic gastronomic marathon in which chefs and housewives from the above-mentioned communities cooked according to hundreds of years old traditional recipes. The gastro workshops were set up in 7 different points of the Open Air Museum in Dumbrava Sibiului (Country Fair + 6 traditional households). Over 400 servings were served of sheep goulash, polenta with cheese in blankets, traditional pork sausages, Slovak dumplings, vegetable soup, lamb paprika, green bean soup, Serbian paprika, saviacițe with plum jam, lamb in the kneading, balmoș, piroš, white chicken soup, malasolca, Ukrainian doughnuts, fish soup; cabbage and pork dishes - pumpkin pie, crayfish soup, lutica, tomato soup, chicken dish with peppers and ripe tomatoes, Hungarian mushroom soup, Ukrainian beetroot soup, veal stew, carp on stewed cabbage, Pirjachi.

Also at ASTRA Multicultural took place a festival of traditional multi-ethnic music and dance, in which artistic performances were given by the  Turnișor Neppendorfer Blaskapelle marching band, Sibiu,Mlădițele from Nocrich Ansemble, Nocrich, Sibiu, singers: Sonia Cîrțoroșan, Aura Cerpac, Arpașu de Jos, Sibiu, Almășanu Vocal Group, Alma, Sibiu, singers: Luminița Dejan, Iulia Lăpădat, Ilarie Lăpădat, Ion Chiș, Aurel Maier, Doruri Sibiene Folk Ensemble, Sibiu, teacher coordinator Izabela Tomița, Bujorul de munte Dance Ensemble, Gura Râului, Sibiu, Singers: Camelia Cosma Stoiță, Ioana Brad, Junii Romanian Traditional Music Group of the Ilie Micu Folk School of Arts and Crafts, Sibiu, coordinating teacher Cosmin Verde, Veselka (Rainbow) Ensemble, Caraorman, Tulcea, Ensemble Bila Roja (White Rose), Letea, Tulcea, Ensemble KUD Sveti Nikola of the Union of Serbs in Romania, Diniaș, Timiș, Folklore Ensemble Ghiocelul, Cezieni, Olt, Vocal Group Dionysos of the Hellenic Community of Brasov, Brasov, Ensemble Cununa Almașului, Almaș, Arad, Karasevska Zora Dance Ensemble of the Union of Croats of Romania, Carașova, Caraș Severin, Orchestra of the Karasevska Zora Ensemble of the Union of Croats of Romania, The female vocal group of folk songs from Racoșul de Sus, Covasna, The Gospodarii group from Mălini, Suceava, Suceava , The Rădăcini străbune group, Valea Cosăului, Maramureș, The Hajdina group, Luduș, Mureș, The Purtata Secașelor group, Miercurea Sibiului, Sibiu

We recall that the kick-off of this event was given by the seminar ASTRA Multicultural - Cultural Heritage. Value. Perspectives. The event was attended by 86 researchers, ethnologists, sociologists, anthropologists, museographers, representatives from universities and research institutes.

ASTRA Multicultural 2022 is a project co-funded by Sibiu City Hall through the Cultural Agenda of Sibiu.

ASTRA Museum's actions are made possible by funding from Sibiu County Council.

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