From April 19-23, Gornji Milanovac will turn into Norwegian-Serbian music melting pot for the 10th year in a row. This time, the festival goers will have a chance to enjoy the Norwegian blues, Serbian rock and gypsy music with elements of jazz spiced up with Balkan tunes.
According to the organisers, there will be dozens of performers, including the Norwegians, traditionally.
On Saturday, April 21 at 10 PM there will be a jazz, soul night with Norwegian guests gathered around the Soulfull Quartet. This is a new band of the four young enthusiasts. They produce wonderful positive energy through the sounds of a funk, soul, and jazz.
Sunday, April 22 at 8 PM is reserved for the Norwegian Terry Lehns - one of the most interesting bands to come out of Notodden for the last couple of decades. Their hearts are in Ireland, their feet solidly planted in the blues town of Notodden and their musical soul is wherever there is good rhythm to be found, regardless of musical genre. Good singers and a number of musicians changing instruments all the time makes this special mix that has become the trademark of the band.
Serbia World Music Festival was established as a joint project between the City Council of Gornji Milanovac in Serbia, local enthusiasts and a group of Norwegians with strong relations to Serbia. The aim of the festival is to unite artists with different cultural backgrounds through a number of concerts as well as other cultural activities.
The entrance is free but for more information about the festival and how to get there, please see here.