The Unexpected Mix of Styles at the Surreal & Beyond Concert Within Doček 7529

A young rapper Filip Arsenijević, better known as Surreal, brings the unexpected fusion of trap and jazz to Doček 7529. Accompanied by jazz and performing with an innovative band, the concert of Surreal & Beyond in the Novi Sad Theatre will be broadcast online on the on 13 January.

This will be the first time these six guys gather in this kind of line-up, and, as Surreal points out, they completely changed the concept of the performance by making an excellent mix of sounds and genres, a mix that people haven’t had the opportunity to hear until now.

‘We prepared 12 songs for this occasion. Some of them are songs from the new album called ‘Everyone at Home,’ but the audience will have a chance to hear the good old songs too, such as Na minut od mora; Hoću s tobom da se smuvam; Budva, Kopaonik and more. This time, Ognjen on drums, Paja on trumpet, Sava on bass, Denis on guitar, Cope on keys and Surreal, will make a great atmosphere,’ says Arsenijević.

In 2020, musicians didn’t have many opportunities to perform, but they could still make music. Surreal released a new album that he symbolically named ‘Everyone at Home.’

‘We were all under lockdown; hence, the name of the album. But, conceptually speaking, it has nothing to do with coronavirus, I didn’t want that. The accent is on the new lifestyle that I’m practicing now. I’m oriented towards music and, through the songs, I spoke about my life in the past two years,’ explains Surreal.

The unique Doček in Novi Sad that connects two New Year Eves, two calendars and two time calculations, 31 December and 13 January, will be held in an online format for the first time ever. Doček will open new spaces for culture so that Serbian Athens could readily wait for the European Capital of Culture title.

In addition to Filip Arsenijević, the famous violinist Stefan Milenković with Vasil Hadžimanov and the Camerata Academica chamber orchestra, Električni Orgazam, Buč Kesidi, Džezva & Džezvica, a young violinist Lana Zorjan, Novi Sad Brass Quintet, the sopran Vitkay-Kucsera Ágota with the pianist Jelena Simonović Kovačević, the ‘Sveti Stefan Dečanski’ choir with the ‘Orfelin’ string orchestra, will also perform on 13 January, while the youngest ones will have an opportunity to enjoy the opera for children by the ‘Visoko C’ Association of Artists.

Photo: Uroš Dožić

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