Migrations: What Big Stars of the World Music Scene are Coming to Novi Sad?

The specific geostrategic position of Novi Sad has made it a European crossroad. Its migrational identity is reflected in the multiculturalism and richness of different cultures, and through numerous programmes within the Migrations programme arch of the European Capital of Culture, the fundamental value of our eternal wanderings and interpersonal exchanges will be conveyed.

A special part of Migrations is an extremely rich music programme that brings some of the great domestic, regional, European, and international stars to Novi Sad. In the multitude of diverse music genres, there will be something for everyone. Study the repertoire well, choose, plan, and, in the spirit of Migrations, embark on a musical journey, because after the Crossroads programme, three more await us within the Migrations programme, so go through MigrArt, and dare embark through the Migration of Souls with a Caravan.




Migrart (15 February – 3 March) is an artistic vision of migrations as an inseparable part of the European identity, and it is preparing the following performances for us:

ROctet, a Dutch string octet is coming to the City Concert Hall on 24 February at 8 p.m., bringing us works of Afanasyev, Michans, and Mendelssohn.

Two concerts await us within the Musical (Im)migrations and Bach’s Path project. We will be listening to Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Synagogue on 2 March at 8 p.m. The concert Čovek sav od muzike (A Man All of Music) will be held at the concert hall of the ‘Isidor Bajić’ School of Music, and the date, as well as more information about the tickets for both concerts, will be announced at a later date.

In the City Concert Hall, we will be introduced to the 2K + ensemble, which will perform works of contemporary classical music on 2 March at 8 p.m.

Migration of Souls


Migration of Souls (3 March – 17 March) shows the impact of existential and spiritual migrations on individuals. This programme unit takes us to the unique contemporary pavilion of literature at the Novi Sad Fair, which will focus on the role of books in the life of Novi Sad, in contact with other arts, including music:

On the first day in the Hall 1 of the Novi Sad Fair, a Japanese musician Miyavi, the master of the guitar, producer, and actor, will perform on 3 March at 8 p.m.

The famous Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra will hold a concert on 6 March, starting from 8 p.m.

The concert connecting contemporary dance from Kaori Ito and the traditional music of the ensemble Bogdan Ranković & Ethnoforia from Novi Sad will take place on 8 March at 8 p.m., also at the Fair.

Moroccan world music band Chalaban ties the elements of traditional Moroccan music with Roma and Balkan sounds, which we will listen to on 9 March at 8 p.m.

Bilja Krstić & Bistrik Orchestra will perform on 10 March at 8 p.m.

Müller & Makaroff (Gotan Project) present Antropoceno, a programme which brings us a combination of electronic and dance music with distinct Argentinian melodies on 12 March at 8 p.m.

Original Enigma Voices and Camerata Novi Sad will perform on 13 March at 8 p.m.

The location of all the concerts within the Migration of Souls is the Hall 1 of the Novi Sad Fair, and the tickets can be bought via Gigstix.

Partner of the Migration of Souls programme is the Novi Sad Fair, and the companies Globos osiguranje and Dijamant also provided support.




Caravan (17 March – 20 March) will take us on a unique gastronomic journey across Europe, and will complete the magic of many flavours with equally diverse music:

Within the Gospel Music, an Expression of Hope: A Journey Across Continents, Through Culture and Time project, you can enjoy the concert in Bukovac Cultural Station on 17 March at 7.30 p.m.

Gastro migrations explore the international spirit of togetherness in the combination of food and music and bring us performances by bands from different parts of Europe:


The Sidth (Italy) / 17 March / 7.30 p.m. / Svilara Cultural Station

Sväng Harmonica Quartet (Finland) / 18 March / 7.30 p.m. / Mlin Cultural Station

Jovan Pavlović and Svartlamon Hardkor (Norway) / 18 March / 7.30 p.m. / Barka Cultural Station

Light in Babylon (Turkey) / 19 March / 7.30 p.m. / Rumenka Cultural Station

Libercuatro (Srbija) / 19 March / 7.30 p.m. / Egység Cultural Station


Shortparis (Rusija) / 20 March / 7.30 p.m. / SCC Fabrika

Fantastic Božo Vrećo will give out another concert to remember on 15 March in the City Concert Hall twice, at 6 and 8.30 p.m. Tickets on sale soon.

The concert by the name Koridori (Corridors) will feature Camerata Novi Sad with a marimbist Nebojša Jovan Živković in the City Concert Hall on 28 February at 8 p.m. (tickets), and on 19 March also at 8 p.m., cellists Ksenija Janković will join Camerata at a concert called Empatija (Empathy), also at the City Concert Hall.


Author: Zorana Bokan

Photo: Promo/ECoC

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