Bazar International 2012
Saturday 1.12.2012: 11:00-19:00
Sunday 2.12.2012: 10:00-18:00
Le stand Roumain cette année:
2A07 in Hall 2 (download Bazar Plan)
Notre Page Facenbook et autres détails:
Cette année la Fête Nationale de la Roumanie tombe le premier jour du Bazar: le 1 Décembre 2012. A cette occasion nous vous invitons cordialement à vivre un exceptionnel moment artistique roumain en présence de Vasile Crisan, samedi le 1 décembre 2012 à 17h00 devant le stand Roumain au Bazar International.
Vasile Crișan is a simple man with a lot of qualities. He plays various instruments and is also a sculptor – all these go hand in hand, as he himself says.
His initiation into the musical realm took place when he was a little child, while watching his father play the shepherd’s flute. He felt a bit annoyed that he couldn’t do it as well. But he persevered. When he was about seven, his father died and the boy’s life changed radically. He tried to perpetuate the tradition and even surpass his father in musical prowess. He started by making a shepherd’s flute from a bit of plastic, following the memories in his mind as to how an instrument should be built, and then he learnt how to play it. “I would return from school and play my flute behind a haystack or while guarding the sheep on the hills of Sânmihai. A neighbour, who was a teacher in the village, as well as the teacher of the shepherd’s flute company, which had 30 members at the time, heard me play and invited me to join them. That was how I learnt the songs of my ancestors, authentic, traditional songs from my village. I also went to several festivals with the company during that time. After that, during my first year in high school, we were asked what we liked to do, what talents we had. I told them I played the shepherd’s flute and then I was invited again to play at festivals as a soloist, this time by myself, as the shepherd’s flute company had disbanded”, said bard Crişan.
After the shepherd’s flute, he approached the “tulnic” (or “bucium”, a traditional Romanian alpine horn), of which he had been thinking for many years. He wanted to make a special tulnic and he started with a smaller one (1.40 m). As time went by, he created and made a series of tulnics of various sizes, but the one he loves the most is the 2.30 meter one, which he considers easy to handle.
Leaf playing just happened, the artist told us. One day, he was with his cousin, who was taking care of the village’s cattle herd, and he discovered something which, for him, was a novelty. Under the shadow of a wild pear tree, his cousin took a leaf and started playing it. Vasile was impressed and, always eager to learn something new, he tried as well and managed right away to play his first little song on a leaf. “I think of the leaf as a replacement or, better said, an extension of the vocal chords. During winter, when it is more difficult to find green leaves, I use citrus leaves. Not just any leaf can be used – if it is too soft it doesn’t produce the right sounds, so it has to have a medium firmness. Very good leaves for playing are those of pear trees, citrus trees, ivy. In France I found very good leaves for playing from olive trees. “However, now I play on a leaf made of nylon, because during a show a natural leaf may lose its high notes”, explained Vasile Crişan. In his spare time, he sits and plays songs. When his inspiration or energy are gone, he unleashes his dogs and goes into the woods, where he knows a marvellous place – a clearing with an echo –, or even to the mountains, where he meets the shepherds and plays for them.
Apprentice to sculptor Ion Vlasiu
Vasile has been fascinated by shapes since he was a child. His first contact with sculpture happened during childhood as well, just before he went to school. He worked by himself, having no teacher, but he had friends he turned to for advice and guidance, such as artist Simion Moldovan, with whom he would discuss such topics. Sculptor Ion Vlasiu took him as his apprentice, and Vasile would spend his summers at Bistra, talking with his master, modelling. He has only one regret about those times when he used to visit Ion Vlasiu – the fact that he had never played for him, as he does now, on a high level. He had an exhibition in the lobby of “Sala Dalles” in Bucharest, titled “The Violin Woman”, a topic which the artist believes he can never abandon, as he realises he can diversify and perfect it.
“I find myself in all I do but, on the other hand, I also feel I owe a debt for having this talent and I need to show what my ancestors did in their time. Sound, melody – they are just like the other arts, they know no borders, no language, no colour, and go directly to the soul. I turn wood into poetry”, says Vasile Crişan.
Comme tous les années déjà vous trouverez sur notre stand les produits traditionnels et authentiques roumains: Livres roumaines, produits alimentaires, décorations de Noël, produit d’artisanat en provenance du Musée du paysans roumain, céramique, masques traditionnels, vins et spiritueux roumains, sarmale (choux farci), Kortos Kolacs et beaucoup d’autres surprises. Veuillez consulter notre page Facebook pour un appérçu des produits authentiques que vous allez trouver au stand de la Roumanie: Produits authentiques roumains
La grande nouveauté de notre stand cette année est représentée par une tombola avec des prix extraordinaires! Le premier prix exceptionnel est un City-trip à Bucarest pour deux personnes avec billets d’avion et séjour dans un hôtel 5 étoiles au cœur de la capitale roumaine !
Bazar International de Luxembourg – Romanian Stand Tombola with extraordinary prizes:
2nd: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 offered by Pixelixir
3rd-7th: 50€ Shopping Voucher offered by JBC
8th: Language internship for kids 100€ gift card by Languages.lu
9th: Romanian Dinner for two, wine included, at Restaurant ProArte Remich
10th-11th: Romanian wine box offered by Vinsroumains.com
12th-16th: 20 € Gift Voucher at ESPRIT Megastore -Walfer Shopping Center
17th: 50 € Gift Voucher at BikeWorld Bereldange
18th: Mobile phone Nokia + TipTop pack offered by LUXGSM
19th-20th: 25 € meal voucher at BrasserieWalfer -Walfer Shopping Center
-> “Work-life balance” coaching session by YES YOU CAN;
-> Personal developing coaching session by PRO ACTIVE;
-> Parenting skills coaching session by PRO PARENTS;
-> 4 x Football, 2x Basketball, 2 x mini-basketball,
15 x T-shirt offered by INTERSPORT Luxembourg;
-> Romanian Beer 24 box
-> Traditional Romanian products package;
-> 5 x Invitation/free entrance to Awards Ceremony Inspiring Woman of the Year 2013 offered by Inspiring Wo-Men
-> Parfume offered by Paris VIII
-> Various prizes offered by P&T Luxembourg
Our generous tombola sponsors this year:
Bike World Luxembourg (www.bikeworld.lu)
Restaurant PRO Arte
VinsRoumains.com Georges Lazu (www.vinsroumains.com)
Walfer Shopping Center (www.walfer-shopping-center.lu)
Brasserie Walfer (www.brasseriewalfer.lu)
Yes you can!.be (www.yesyoucan.be)
PRO Parents (www.pro-parents.eu)
Inspiring Women (www.women-leaders.eu)
P&T Luxembourg (www.pt.lu)
Pour la sixième année de suite, RomLux Asbl organize le stand de la Roumanie en étroite collaboration avec ces partenaires traditionnels: