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Program 2018

The 44th edition of the Rencontres de folklore internationales de Fribourg (RFI) is placed under the theme «Drums and Fire».

After highlighting folklore influenced by the gipsies, the festival will present folklore where percussion is omnipresent and where fire is used in specific dances or rituals.

Jean-Olivier Vörös
Art Director of the RFI

Sunday 12 August 2018
10:15

Mass of the RFI

Cathedral of St. Nicholas

Free

11:30

Families' Day

RDV in front of the Town Hall

Free

21:30

Night Parade,
Pre-opening party at the Grabensaal

Old Town

Free

Monday 13 August 2018
18:30

Performance in Bulle

Bar Le Moderne

Free

Tuesday 14 August 2018
17:00
19:15

Performance

Place Georges Python

Free

20:00

Opening Show

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard (adults: 15,00 CHF, children: 5,00 CHF, culture card: 50%)
Wednesday 15 August 2018
18:00

Performances

Place Georges Python

Free

20:00

Performance in Broc 

Town Hall

Free

20:15

Concert: Chouf

Place Georges Python

Chouf

Free

21:00

African tales 

Old Town, Grabensaal

Burkina Faso

Free

22:00

Concert: Bankrupt

Place Georges Python

Free

Thursday 16 August 2018
11:00

Singing and music 

Old Town, Buvette du Petit Train

Gratuit

15:00

Kids Show

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard (adults: 15,00 CHF, children: free, culture card: 50%)
17:00

Mini Show

Fribourg Centre

Free

18:00

Performances

Place Georges Python

Free

20:00

Mini Show

Fribourg Centre

Free

20:00

Performance in Avry-sur-Matran 

Aula of the school of Sarine-Ouest

Free

20:00

Performance in Romont

La Tour du Sauvage

Free

20:00

Gala performance

Equilibre (cat. I 35,00 CHF, cat. II 30,00 CHF, culture card: 50%)
20:30

Concert: La Nueva Orquesta

Place Georges Python

La Nueva Orquesta

Free

21:45

Concert: Mich Gerber

Place Georges Python, "carte blanche" to Bertrand Siffert

Free

Friday 17 August 2018
11:30

RFI Lunch

blueFACTORY, Les Menteurs (80,00 CHF)
14:30

Mini Show

Fribourg Centre

Free

17:00

RFI at the Café du Tunnel 

Café du Tunnel, Grand-Rue 68

Free

18:00

Performance in Villars-sur-Glâne

Primar school Cormanon

Free

18:00

Performances

Place Georges Python

Free

20:00

Performance in Jaun

Place de fête de Bellegarde

Free

20:00

Gala performance

Equilibre (cat. I 35,00 CHF, cat. II 30,00 CHF, culture card: 50%)
20:30

Concert: What Is Hip?

Place Georges Python

Free

22:00

Latino night, DJ Kad

Place Georges Python

DJ Kad 

Free

Saturday 18 August 2018
11:00

Mini Show

Fribourg Centre

Burkina Faso

Free

11:30

Aperitif-concert with orchestras of RFI groups

Place Georges Python

Free

13:00

Mini Show

Fribourg Centre

Free

14:00

Performances

Place Georges Python

Tibetan group from Fribourg 
Bolivian group from Fribourg

Free

17:30

Conference
„Cultural rights and the preservation of traditions“

Centre le Phenix, Rue des Alpes

Free

18:30

Performance

Place Georges Python

Burkina Faso

Free

19:30
20:00
Sunday 19 August 2018
14:00

Closing Show

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard (adults: 15,00 CHF, children: 5,00 CHF, culture card: 50%)