Variety that inspires: “Todo Mundo” 2023 is over

Variety that inspires: “Todo Mundo” 2023 is over

The eleventh Todo Mundo festival was held in Belgrade at different locations from September 21 to 23, 2023. The program included five concerts, one DJ gig, an international conference and a public conversation with two members of the Hungarian group Erdőfű.

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The eleventh edition of the Todo Mundo festival was fully in line with the basic idea set at the very beginning, in 2012 – an intriguing and diverse concert and accompanying program, which corresponds to the challenge and diversity of the world music polygenre, an entertaining, artistic, research and educational approach, and close contact with the audience.

Although the campaign for the 11th edition started earlier than ever, the three days of the festival flew through us with great speed and intensity that gave a new, driving energy.

When it was announced at the end of 2022 that September 23 was chosen as the European Folk Day, we immediately started to plan performances for that day by two ensembles, which fit perfectly into the first celebration of this important date. We hosted both groups – Erdőfű (Hungary) and Janusz Prusinowski Kompania (Poland) thanks to the international project “Sounds of Europe”, in which our Ring Ring Association is a partner and part of a team with 12 other festivals from 10 European countries.

Then, during the arrangement of Bombino’s performance in Novi Sad (Pocket Globe festival), the possibility arose to arrange Vieux Farka Touré’s gig in Belgrade with the same agent. The concert of Alba Carmona was essentially discussed during a joint bus trip with her agent to Naples and the Napoli World festival.

When you make such a program, then imagine and ask yourself: “Does the audience in Serbia know these musicians? How popular is Vieux really or is it just known for his famous father Ali Farka Touré? Is flamenco popular enough to fill the hall? How attractive is the traditional music of Hungary and Poland to the local audience?”

It was awaiting its confirmation in September. Only two unknowns remained when we started the campaign: Which of the local artists to include in the programme and, of course, what the last-minute budget would be, that chronic pain of most events in Serbia.

We chose DJ Killo Killo, our internationally most famous world music DJ, fan and connoisseur of African music, as the local artist. We considered this as a more than appropriate solution for the continuation of the evening after Vieux Farka Touré’s concert, in the Zappa Baza club, with which we now cooperated for the first time.

That choice for the opening of the festival (September 21) turned out to be a complete success. The audience responded in large numbers, both younger and older, including several legends of Belgrade music journalism. All of them together confirmed that the music of Mali easily provokes all generations to dance. Despite all that, cooperation with a world star, as Vieux certainly is, was not at all complicated. Vieux and his musicians are polite, simple and cordial in their conversations with the media and the audience (we think they spent two markers signing records and discs).

The following evening (September 22), the return to our longtime venue, the Jewish Cultural Center, presented a new challenge. Will the two different audiences – flamenco lovers and accordion fans – completely be separated or will the quality and intriguing music make everyone stay in the hall for both concerts? And yes, to our joy, exactly the second thing happened. Belofour, the Austrian accordion quartet, also nailed the flamenco fans to the chairs, only for Alba Carmona and Jesús Guerrero to keep them there with ease, and finally get them back on their feet.

The European Folk Day itself was marked with several activities during the third, and last day of the festival (September 23). In addition to the evening performances of the groups Erdőfű and Janusz Prusinowski Kompania, good acquaintances from the international scene, during the day, another in the series of international music conferences, which we organize for the third year in a row as part of the Todo Mundo festival, was held in the RTS Club – Radio Belgrade Gallery.

The topic, quite appropriate “Tradition nowadays, in the World Music”, imposed itself, with the participation of experts, musicians, organizers and scholars from six European countries: Daina Zalāne, Márton Éri, Marija Dumnić Vilotijević, Alba Carmona, Janusz Prusinowski, Ana Sors, Mirjana Raić Tepić, Soma Salamon, Joanna Wiedro-Żak, as well as permanent hosts, organizers of the “Todo Mundo” festival, Marija Vitas and Bojan Đorđević.

In addition to this addition to the program, the festival, as in 2022 and 2016, in cooperation with the Department of Ethnomusicology of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, offered a talk by Soma Salamon and Márton Éri with professors and students, on the topic of Hungarian traditional music, tanchaz, the heritage of Transylvania etc.

This time too, the volunteers contributed, and the media supported us quite strongly.

As it was every year, the freshly realized festival is the impetus for us to start creating the next edition and to attract a new and younger audience, but also to promote the festival all over the world, both at festivals, conferences, and through social networks.

 

From desert blues to flamenco: “Todo Mundo” 2023

From desert blues to flamenco: “Todo Mundo” 2023

The 11th Todo Mundo festival brings five concerts, a DJ performance and an international conference. It will be held in Belgrade, from September 21 to 23, 2023.

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The transition from summer to autumn, in the capital of Serbia, will be marked again this year by the Todo Mundo festival, with concerts at two venues and an international conference. In terms of the program, the festival days were conceived and named as: “Razmrdavanje” (Shaking up), “Gradske priče” (City Stories) and “European Folk Day”.

We are already used to regularly listening to the pearls of world music at this festival, from regions that were called “exotic” before the new era of Internet networking. This year, the headliner of the festival is Vieux Farka Touré from Mali, an artist who performs extensively on all continents, with a current tour lasting over six months, with already sold-out concerts in England scheduled for May 2024. Magazine “Rolling Stone” awarded five stars to Vieux’s latest album “Les Racines” (Roots), another great offshoot of the so-called desert blues.

The son of legendary Malian musician Ali Farka Touré, Vieux will open the 11th Todo Mundo festival with a performance at Zappa Baza on Thursday, September 21. After the concert of his trio, the audience will be further shattered by one of the most engaged local DJs among those inspired by ethnic sound – DJ Killo Killo (Vojislav Malešev) from Novi Sad. His set will include Afrobeat, and Ethiopian jazz, as well as new, modern themes inspired by Africa.

The remaining two evenings will be held at the Jewish Cultural Center Oneg Shabbat, on September 22 and 23. The “Gradske priče” evening will be opened by the Viennese accordion quartet Belofour, whose music is inspired by Vienna itself, as well as the Balkans, tango, classical and jazz music, bringing top-notch art, virtuosity and fun!

It will be their premiere performance in Serbia, which also applies to the concerts of other foreign artists at this year’s festival, and in some cases, it’s about premieres in the region.

One of the most popular “exotic” kinds of music is flamenco from Spain, where new names, performers and composers are constantly arriving. At the Todo Mundo festival, the duo of singer Alba Carmona and guitarist Jesús Guerrero will present their approach to flamenco and other Spanish and Latin American genres, and will also show us why interest in their duo is growing in Europe.

The dance character of the music is an obvious feature of this year’s Todo Munda. This also applies to the last evening, during which the festival joins the celebration of the “European Folk Day”, officially linked to September 23, starting this year. Thanks to the program of the third festival evening, called “European Folk Day”, Belgrade is also on this European map!

The celebration of the “European Folk Day” will begin with the international conference “Tradition nowadays, in the world music”, which will be held in the RTS Club – Radio Belgrade Gallery, starting at 11 a.m. and ending with concerts in the evening hours.

Among the many great roots groups from Hungary, the band Erdőfű drew attention with exceptional albums released in the past three years, concerts and well-attended tanchaz-evenings, and was recently nominated for the “Best New Group in Europe” award, chosen by representatives of several festivals gathered around the project “UpBeat”.

Even more experienced, and much better known in the world, is the Polish band Janusz Prusinowsky Kompania, which approaches folklore tradition in a similar way, authentically and refreshingly. Band leader Janusz Prusinowski is one of the leading researchers and promoters of Polish roots music, as well as a prominent violinist.

Compact and exclusive, the program of the 11th Todo Mundo festival will allow the local audience to truly enjoy the concerts of top, well-known musicians of diverse artistic expressions.

The price of an individual ticket is 1,500 dinars for the first evening (September 21) and 1,000 dinars for the second and third evenings (September 22 and 23). The price of the festival set is 3,000 dinars. For the first evening, individual tickets can be purchased at Zappa Bar (Kralja Petra 41) and through the Tickets.rs website, while the set, as well as individual tickets for the second and third evenings, can be purchased exclusively through the Tickets.rs website. Tickets can also be purchased at the entrance, before the start of each evening.

The organizer of the 11th Todo Mundo festival is the Ring Ring Association in cooperation with the Music Information Centre of Serbia. The festival was supported by: the Ministry of Culture, City of Belgrade, Sounds of Europe/Creative Europe, Embassy of Spain, Collegium Hungaricum Belgrade, Austrian Cultural Forum, Instytut Adam Mickiewicz and RTS/Radio Belgrade 3.

 

Vieux Farka Touré in Belgrade for the first time: “Todo Mundo”

Vieux Farka Touré in Belgrade for the first time: “Todo Mundo”

The huge name of the music of Mali, Vieux Farka Touré, will perform in Serbia for the first time, at the opening of the 11th World Music Festival Todo Mundo in Belgrade, at the Zappa Baza club, on September 21, 2023.

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It is not easy to be the son of a world-renowned musician, especially if there is a passion to follow the paths of one’s father’s profession. Such a fate befell Vieux Farka Touré, a guitarist, singer and composer from Mali who is building an international career with great success, at the same time pushing the boundaries of traditional West African music and deeply respecting the heritage and artistic expression of his father, the great Malian musician Ali Farka Touré (1939 – 2006).

Luckily for all world music and, especially, desert blues fans, Vieux Farka Touré (1981) when he was young he did not obey his father, but following his example, secretly turned to music and the guitar, practicing dedicatedly and progressing rapidly. Everything fell into place, so that Ali was even a guest on his son’s debut album “Vieux Farka Touré” (2006), making some of his last recordings in life.

In the following years, five more Vieux’s solo studio albums will follow: “Fondo” (2009), “The Secret” (2011), “Mon Pays” (2013), “Samba” (2017) and the latest “Les Racines” (2022) which brings Vieux’s deep connection again with the tradition of Songhai music from the north of Mali.

This longing for roots and history resulted in a series of ten original compositions, performed on traditional and modern instruments, focused on various topics such as mutual understanding and the togetherness of the people, devotion and fidelity, and love for family.

Although Vieux Farka Touré drew attention first as an outstanding guitarist – earning the appropriate badge “Hendrix of the Sahara” on the music scene – he soon developed into a complete musician, who is adorned with both recognizable vocals and inspired compositional work

He is constantly on tours and in interesting collaborations, and his performance at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa (2010) stands out as a particularly attractive moment in his career.

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Vieux Farka Touré (photo: Kiss Diouara)

The music of Mali has been very popular all over the world for years, including in Serbia. So far, the Belgrade audience has had the opportunity to listen live to bands and artists such as Tinariwen, Tamikrest, Bassekou Kouyaté, Habib Koité, Afel Bocoum, Tartit, Ballaké Sissoko…

This fascinating list will also include Vieux Farka Touré, who will perform on September 21 in the Belgrade club Zappa Baza with his trio, which also includes Adama Koné (drums and calabash) and Marshall Henry (bass guitar).

After the concert of the Vieux Farka Touré’s trio, DJ Killo Killo, a well-known name on the local scene, will have his appropriate set, announcing that he will pay the most attention to the music of Africa.

Tickets can be purchased at the Zappa Bar club (Kralja Petra 41) and on the tickets.rs website at a price of RSD 1,500. A set of festival tickets (5 concerts and 1 DJ set) can be purchased at the price of RSD 3,000 via the tickets.rs website. Tickets can also be bought at the entrance, before the start of each concert evening.

The organizer of the Vieux Farka Touré’s concert, as well as the entire “Todo Mundo” festival, is the “Ring Ring” Association. The concert is realized with the support of the City of Belgrade.

Links:

Vieux Farka Touré Website ǀ VFT Facebook ǀ VFT Instagram ǀ VFT YouTube ǀ Todo Mundo Program 2023

 

The “Budapest Ritmo Award 2023” goes to a family from Serbia

The “Budapest Ritmo Award 2023” goes to a family from Serbia

Respected cultural workers from Serbia, Bojan Đorđević and Marija Vitas, were awarded the prestigious Budapest Ritmo Award 2023. The award was given on April 13, 2023, in the capital of Hungary, at the famous world music festival Budapest Ritmo.

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The Budapest Ritmo festival had its first edition in 2016. It is an event that is successfully and ambitiously led and developed by the association Hangvető, known for many high-quality European projects, including the multi-year project “MOST – The Bridge For Balkan Music”.

This widely famous project (2020 – 2023) made the Balkan world music scene significantly more visible and helped numerous artists, festivals, concert venues and music experts to raise their work to a higher level, giving them a serious “wind at the back”. Some of the names from Serbia that received support through “MOST” are: Naked, Rodjenice, Shira utfila, Lenhart Tapes, Alice in WonderBand, Etnofest, Todo Mundo, Zeman Fest, Malomfesztivál, Kvaka 22…

The festival itself, which had its eight edition from April 12 – 15, 2023, every year offers a lavish program consisting of concerts, conferences, film screenings and other accompanying activities, including the “Budapest Ritmo Award”, given to prominent individuals, for their significant contribution to the world music scene.

Previous winners include: Ben Mandelson (2017), Simon Broughton (2018), Hilde Björkum (2019) and Helen Sildna (2022). Cultural workers from Serbia, Bojan Đorđević and Marija Vitas, life and professional partners, joined the list this year as the fifth award winners.

They received the award, symbolically, together with their daughter, minor M. Đ, who has been regularly present at festivals throughout Europe since the first year of her life, including almost all previous editions of the “Budapest Ritmo” festival.

Bojan Đorđević and Marija Vitas were awarded for their dedicated, long-term work on the world music scene, which includes continuous promotion of traditional music, cultural heritage and the world music scene of Serbia and the Balkans.

Their work is very diverse and includes various activities: the magazine Etnoumlje, the radio show Disco 3000 (Radio Belgrade 3), the world music festivals Todo Mundo (Belgrade) and Pocket Globe (Novi Sad), the Ring Ring festival (Belgrade), the Music Information Centre of Serbia, World Music Association of Serbia, writing about music for various local and foreign media, field work, Balkan World Music Chart, projects like music albums and books, promotion of artists abroad, etc.

The “Budapest Ritmo Award” was given to them on April 13, during the second festival evening, in the popular Budapest club Szimpla Kert, in the presence of numerous delegates of the festival, musicians, journalists and representatives of the “Hangveto” association.

 

Let’s continue to be curious: The 10th “Todo Mundo” is over

Let’s continue to be curious: The 10th “Todo Mundo” is over

The tenth Todo Mundo world music festival was held in Belgrade, from September 21 to 24, 2022, at different venues. The program included eight concerts, an international conference, a street parade and a public talk with the artist Džambo Agušev.

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World music in Serbia is a rare species. Easy to receive, difficult to maintain. Musically speaking, it is the most exportable local musical product, at least as it has been shown in the last 25 years. The number of festivals (in Serbia) that have this polygenre as dominant in their program is growing year by year. On the other hand, the number of local audio releases per year rarely reaches the number 10, the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information is reserved for some other genres, and local musicians struggle to decide between surviving and the long-term fight for a place on the European market.

And how to set up and maintain a world music festival then? A festival that should be both a show-window of local culture and a window into (another, better) world.

With such thoughts, we started preparations for the jubilee, tenth edition of the festival, at the already (finally) fixed date – at the end of September. The questions we asked ourselves were: how to make a rich program, with support received through international projects and foreign cultural centers, and be fresh, somewhat different from the others; how to present local groups; how to attract a younger audience…

How well we succeeded will be judged by the musicians, the audience, and colleagues from Europe. But also by our inner one, which has been driving us for years to make a festival regardless of all the problems and to enjoy the concerts at the same time. Here I don’t mean only on our team, but on all dear people who organize similar festivals in Serbia. Enthusiasm as fuel.

We welcomed the first guests fully prepared, although already sleep-deprived. Several novelties were already introduced before the beginning of the festival – a long-term campaign on social networks, preparation of volunteers from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, billboards in several places in the city… We also started cooperation with the visual artist Vuk Maksimović (aka unk_anth), whose three totems and two masks formed the scenography of the concert evenings at JCC.

The beginning itself was a novelty – a street music parade (September 21). For that, there is no better band than the Dzambo Aguševi Orchestra from North Macedonia. Because they do it at numerous festivals around the world, so why not in Belgrade as well. This time they were joined by members of Fanfara Station, an international trio based in Italy.

The weather served us well, people passing by received flyers and their own piece of excellent music. There were also those who walked the entire path with us… Džambo led his orchestra as if at a specific concert, everything flowed spontaneously, without intermission between songs.

Having this orchestra at a festival is a serious matter, not only because they are great, but also because they are very, very busy. Džambo also made several interviews, and he also had a talk with students and professors of the Department of Ethnomusicology of the Faculty of Music. And what a talk… Maestro was inspired, talkative, cordial and open. And then, that same day, later, after terrible downpours and the delay of the entire festival evening due to technical problems with the amplifier, he nailed in the Garden of the Drugstore Club. But, exactly!

They have made great progress in the last three years, so they are never monotonous, not for a second. After such a groove, it would be difficult for anyone else to perform. But not Fanfara Station, who didn’t mind either the coldness (band leader Marzouk Mejri is Tunisian), or the fact that their concert started at 11 p.m., when many are already looking to catch the last night ride towards home.

A powerful performance, and it’s a shame that more people didn’t see them until the end. However, that evening (September 22) also showed what we felt during other evenings – a new and younger audience is coming to world music concerts. This was especially evident on the last evening (September 24).

But let’s go back to the concert beginning of the festival – for the first time, concerts at the Todo Mundo festival were held in the Jewish Cultural Center. This was a test for the audience and for us. The former Cultural Centre Rex has been home to the Ring Ring festival for decades, whose audience trusts the organizer and comes regardless of whether they’ve heard of the band performing that night.

When it comes to Todo Mundo – we moved it too often and until we settle at one venue, the audience won’t settle either. But the scene was beautiful, three hardworking volunteers, Emilia, Marta and Filip fit in easily and were very helpful. And on stage – Brdarići, sister and brother, Bojana and Nebojša, with the band. It’s a nice feeling to stick to the custom of local artists opening the festival with their performance. It is clear that Brdarići, due to their preoccupation with various other jobs, will have to think carefully about where they want to go – the potential is there, the singing and playing skills are there as well.

Jako el Muzikante – a fictional character created by the Spaniard Xurxo Fernandes, sings and plays (in a trio) Sephardic music. As Acart would emphasize – “in the Jewish Cultural Center, in Jevrejska Street”. After the concert, Xurxo and Stefan Sablić (the leader of the local Sephardic group Shira utfila) sang together in the hall. What a picture! Music that is rarely heard here (um, maybe that could have been the theme of the festival). Because on the third night, the Austrian duo Ramsch & Rosen dug deep into Austrian traditional music, which we also rarely hear.

A special issue was Dunja Knebl, the oldest participant. She performed as the winner of the Award “Vojin Mališa Draškoci”, in a duo with half a century younger Roko Margeta. Warm, immediate, she wrapped us (the few of us who did not go to see Manu Chao that evening) in the atmosphere of traditional songs of several countries.

The next morning we chatted cheerfully, learning that she used to live in Belgrade, and that she visited the place where “Jugotehna” company used to be, where she worked. And her speech at the “Music on the move” conference (September 24) was cheerful and heartfelt.

After all, the whole conference had passed in a pleasant way, like a conversation and an exchange of opinions, but during which you learn a lot.

Both Dea and Lea from the Perija group were with us then, to tell another unusual story. About the travels and performances in unusual places, of the band which is growing and growing. Whose concert on the same evening filled the Jewish Cultural Center. Admittedly, they were helped wholeheartedly by Meybahar, the Hungarian-Greek band, who opened the last festival night. And they surprised us – their repertoire is made up of Greek traditionals, excellently arranged and performed. This was one more opportunity to realize that bands are the ones who can make a key contribution to promotion, if only they deliver all the necessary material on time. This kind of Meybahar will have more and more fans.

And finally the Perija Quartet. For more than a year, now 18-year-old Ognen, one of the discoveries of the festival, has been with them. They bravely performed the repertoire from their upcoming album, which will be released not before next year. It is obvious that they have young fans who follow their work. From the first song, a few got up and danced until the end of the concert.

Is Perija “the next big thing”? We cannot guarantee it, but that they are on a serious upward trajectory, that is clear. That they will come to Serbia often is already clear from the invitations of several festivals for 2023!

That last evening brings us back to the aforementioned fuel, which sometimes needs to be topped up. Evenings like this – with two great concerts, with a full hall, a new, young audience, promising volunteers, smiles and praise from the musicians – fatigue fades under a new burst of positive energy.

Those vibes lead us first to the Pocket Globe festival in Novi Sad, which is also organized by us from the Ring Ring Association, and will carry us to the next, eleventh edition of the Todo Mundo festival.

 

Let’s be curious: The 10th “Todo Mundo” is upon us

Let’s be curious: The 10th “Todo Mundo” is upon us

The tenth world music festival Todo Mundo will be held in Belgrade, from September 21 to 24, 2022, at different venues. A rich, varied program has been prepared, which includes eight concerts, an international conference, a street parade and a public conversation with one of the artists. Well – Let’s be curious!

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The jubilee of a festival is an opportunity to confirm the previous, recognizable efforts and goals in a sumptuous form. And what the organizers of the Todo Mundo festival – a manifestation dedicated to various “languages” and subgenres of world music – have always strived for is to challenge the curious audience, through an interesting, attractive, current, but also unusual program that moves off the beaten track. Or, as it was in 2019, critic Ivana Ljubinković wrote in Etnoumlje magazine during the presentation of the last evening of the 8th edition of the Todo Mundo festival:

– “The visitors, in the spirit of the very name of the festival, once again toured, if not the whole world, at least a significant part of it. But not the sights of the main cities, accessible to every responsible tourist, but those hidden alleys and landscapes, which only locals can recommend. And it was worth listening to them.”

In the jubilee year, Todo Mundo realizes part of the festival program thanks to international cooperation and its activities within two large European projects. The concerts of the Džambo Aguševi Orchestra, Fanfara Station and Perija will be held as part of the fresh, newly started project “Sounds of Europe”, while the concert of the duo Ramsch & Rosen will be realized through the already renowned project “MOST – Bridge for Balkan Music”.

Artists of the younger and middle generation dominate the concert program. Such a spirit will also mark the opening of the main, music part of the festival program: the concert of Bojana and Nebojsa Brdarić (September 21). The performance of our great interpreters, who are currently preparing their second album, continues the tradition of the Todo Mundo festival where the first concert is reserved for local artists.

In the company of outstanding singers and players who are in their twenties, thirties and forties, there is, however, a 76-year-old world music diva from the former Yugoslavia – Dunja Knebl, a unique artistic personality. Dunja and Roko Margeta, excellent young multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, will present themselves to the Belgrade audience for the first time.

The brilliance of the jubilee edition is ensured, therefore, by a considerable number of premiere performances. In addition to Dunja and Roko, in Belgrade we will attend the concerts of Džambo Aguševi Orchestra, Meybahar and Perija for the first time, while in Serbia Fanfara Station and Ramsch & Rosen will have their premieres, and in the area of the entire Balkans – Jako el Muzikante!

The tenth Todo Mundo festival also has its own slogan – #budimoradoznali (let’s be curious) – with which the organizers want to encourage the attention of the wider audience even more in the direction of discovering diverse musical traditions, as well as authorship inspired by the most diverse cultural heritages.

In addition, each concert evening is a kind of small, separate entity with a specific concept and title: 1) “Rootsology” (an evening dedicated to a more traditional sound), 2) “Partyard” (time and space for a real world music party), 3) “Skriveni dragulj” (concerts by artists who have a very original, unusual approach to traditional material) and 4) “Na istoku mašte” (an evening of accentuated oriental and Balkan expression, intoxicating and moving).

The sound of the tenth Todo Mundo festival is very colorful. First of all, we will listen to Serbian traditional music (Brdarići), and Sephardic heritage performed by the fantastic trio Jako el Muzikante, which comes from Spain, a country where Jews lived for a very long time and from where they were exiled at the end of the 15th century.

Then, we will dance to a modern Balkan brass band expression (Džambo Aguševi Orchestra), as well as to a combination of Mediterranean tradition and electronics (Fanfara Station).

There will also be a variety of pearls from the collections of songs from Croatia, Yugoslavia, the Balkans, Europe and the world, realized through the intimate storytelling of Dunja and Roko, as well as the author’s playing with elements of the Austrian and Alpine tradition (Ramsch & Rosen).

The hidden and burning passion of the Balkans will mark the entire final evening and the performances of Meybahar and Perija. This is a phenomenal year for the Perija quartet, an increasingly sought-after Balkan band on European stages, and their participation at the prestigious WOMEX fair, which will be held in Lisbon this October, was recently announced. Perija is releasing a new album soon.

Eight concerts will be held by musicians from ten countries: Serbia, North Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Italy, Tunisia and the USA. Some of the musicians will also participate in the international conference, which will be organized on the last day of the festival. It is now the second conference at the Todo Mundo festival and the plan is to make this part of the supporting program a tradition. While last year’s conference was focused on women in world music, the current topic “Music in motion” will bring conversations and exchange of experiences related to the movements of people, nations, cultures, and music itself in the world.

The accompanying program of the tenth festival also includes a street parade by the Džambo Aguševi Orchestra and Fanfara Station, in the pedestrian area of the city center, on September 21. In addition, in cooperation with the Department of Ethnomusicology of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, a public talk will be held by artist Džambo Agušev and students of ethnomusicology, with the aim of getting to know the tradition of trumpet music in North Macedonia, the musical family from which Džambo originates, as well as numerous other related aspects.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased through the Tickets.rs website, as well as at the entrance before the start of each concert evening, at a price of 600 dinars for each evening, and a set of tickets is also available at a price of 2,100 dinars.

Let’s be curious!

 

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