In an increasingly mercantilist world in which the planetary ecology becomes the currency for enrichment and in which people become more and more dependent on decision factors, CULTURE, remains one of the few benchmarks that can preserve our spiritual and national being.
MAMAIA FESTIVAL, despite limitations and obstacles that encounters, is a cultural phenomenon which is happening for 42 years. Over the last 15 years besides the easy music contest, other competitions have been included: folklore music contest and children’s music contest.
The latter were seen as an extension of the original festival: “Folklore Music Mamaia” and “Children’s Music Mamaia.” Now at its 12th edition, the festival begins the next day after the end of the traditional festival of easy music. The entire festival is directed by Cristian Zgabarcea, a man with a cultural track record, formed within the Romanian public television as he confesses. On the other hand the folklore festival has in the Stefan family the artistic producers of the show. Gina Stefan, is the one who has reoriented the musical structure of the festival by bringing on stage in the last years different orchestras conducted by competent bandmasters, new and very qualified speakers and has also invited former young laureate interpreters to perform along with the more experienced and committed artists of folklore music.
Teatrul de Vara Soveja, Bdul Alexandru Lapusneanu, Constanta
01 August - 31 August
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The car is the most convenient and inexpensive alternative to get to Constanta. The distance between Bucharest - Constanta is 225 km and can be made in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The time increases considerably during the summer months, when roads are crowded with those who want to sunbathe on the Romanian coast. The most popular route is Sun Highway: Bucharest - Fundulea - Lehliu - Drajna - Fetesti - Cernavoda - Constanta.
At the railway station from Constanta arrive trains from the most important cities of the country: Bucharest, Suceava, Iasi, Buzau, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, etc. Trains of different categories leave from Bucharest and the minimum duration of the trip is of 4 hours. Ticket price starts from 30 lei.
Constanta has two airports: The International Airport Mihail Kogalniceanu and the Tuzla Airfield. In Constanta arrive flights from Bucharest, Timisoara, Milano, Pisa, Brussels, Nuremberg, Wien.