After a tour in 9 cities in Romania with “Colors of Maria” project, Roots Revival Romania are back in Bucharest. They are scheduled to hold the last two performances in the tour at Sala Radio, on October 11 and 12, at 20:00.

Roots Revival Romania is an improvised music project, bringing together artists from seven countries in a unique journey from East to West: Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Bulgaria, Romania, France and Spain.

The name and the concept of the tour – “Colors of Maria” – are inspired by local legend, folklore singer Maria Tanase whose work made a universal language out of Romanian folklore, more than half a century ago. Although she lived only 50 years, her voice left deep traces in Romanian culture, inspiring many artists throughout time.

Just some of the contemporary musicians who also dedicated albums and concerts to Maria Tanase’s memory are London-based violin player Alexander Balanescu, New York-based singer Sanda Weigl and Berlin-based group Trei Zmei.

“I hope Romanians can see through my eyes the richness they have here. Sometimes, a foreigner can have a fresher approach to things. And maybe sometimes you need to see how another appreciates what you have, so you can understand how wonderful it is.” says the founder of the musical project, Iranian Mehdi Aminian.

Tickets range from 40 lei to 60 lei and 80 lei, depending on the category, and are available on www.eventim.ro, in the Eventim network (Germanos, Orange, Domo shops, Carturesti and Humanitas book shops) and at Sala Radio, in the evenings when the concerts take place.