As an ending of the Migrations programme, another unit awaits us: the Caravan, where we take you on a unique journey to the regions of Europe through the tastes of various gastronomic cultures, spiced with music. Be with us from 17 to 20 March in the network of cultural stations and experience the Migrations through art and gastronomy.
Listening to the music of different regions performed by European artists, we symbolically end the Migrations programme in a fusion of tastes and sounds. The Caravan presents four days of culinary and music programmes, and every day there is a public food preparation event where you will have the chance to enjoy international specialities prepared by the team led by the culinary master Filip Milovanović, chef of Loft restaurant, who honed his craft in restaurants with Michelin stars. In the evening, you will be treated to a rich music programme of world music performers who will present different European regions. Here is what awaits us at the Cultural Stations during the four days of the programme:
17 March, Thursday
The gastronomy of Western Europe, the cuisine of France and Germany, will be presented at the Cultural Station Svilara and Cultural Station Bukovac, where you will be treated to the cuisine of this area and the menu will include: baguette sandwiches, French croissants, German sausages served with sauerkraut and potatoes, and for dessert, a cheesecake.
The experience will be elevated by the Italian band The Sidth, known for combining Celtic music with modern music, as well as combining electronic sound with dubstep. They will perform at the Svilar Cultural Station at 7.30 p.m. The music of this band represents the embodiment of multiculturalism and the intersection of different influences and directions, and the energy they bring to the stage is an event in itself.
Merry Gospel Choir is the first Serbian choir that has been active for two decades and will perform at the Bukovac Cultural Station at 7:30 p.m. Interestingly, the original choir line-up was international, and the members were gathered from all over the world.
18 March, Friday
The gastronomy of northern Europe, Scandinavian and British cuisine awaits you at the Barka and Mlin cultural stations, and the menu will include the famous Danish pastries and traditional ‘English roast’, topped off by Swedish almond cake.
Sväng Harmonica Quartet, which will perform the same evening, is a quartet that has conquered the world with its accordion sound and is arriving in our capital of culture. They will perform at the Mlin Cultural Station at 7:30 p.m. Mixing Slavic melancholy and recognizable Balkan rhythms and the ‘music of the north’ with groove, this band reveals the cultural influences in their country through music, presenting them with an exceptional and striking sound.
Jovan Pavlović and Svartlamon Hardkor will perform at the Barka Cultural Station at 7.30 p.m. Svartlamon Hardkor stand out for their particular way of performing music of various genres. They have already collaborated with Jovan Pavlović in a notable interpretation of the children’s song ‘Zakleo se bumbar’, which has almost a million views on their YouTube channel. This band guarantees an evening to remember because their sound of punk and rock, as well as folk and spiritual melodies, will win you over with its authenticity.
19 March, Saturday
You will have the opportunity to try the gastronomy of southern Europe, Greek and Turkish cuisine at the Egység and Rumenka cultural stations from 6 p.m., and the menu will include Greek salad and burrito, the famous Greek pie with feta cheese and eggs, and for dessert, there will be authentic Turkish baklava.
Tango ensemble Libercuatro will perform at the Egység Cultural Station at 7.30 p.m., and this ensemble stands out on the domestic scene by promoting the traditional and tango route, trying to draw in and educate a wider audience when it comes to tango culture. At the same time, at the Rumenka Cultural Station, you will have the opportunity to hear the band Light in Babylon, with whom we recently did an interview for Visit Novi Sad, and whose critics say their music is a celebration of cosmopolitan tradition and Sephardic Jewish community as a perfect example of music and culture of Eastern Mediterranean.
20 March, Sunday
The gastronomy of southern Europe, the cuisine of Georgia and Romania, will be presented at the Liman Cultural Station, and the menu will include Georgian soup – traditional soup with beef, rice, plum puree and chopped walnuts, while apple dessert will be served for dessert.
Two concerts await us on the same evening. We will hear the young Bulgarian band Kerana & Kosmonavtite, which has become popular for its genre fluidity and powerful performances. They will perform at the SKCNS Factory at 7.30 p.m., and the energetic rock band JEREMY?, also from Bulgaria, who already performed at our EXIT festival in 2016, will go on stage at 9 p.m.
Admission is free for all four days.
Loft Coffee and Food Bar is the partner of the Migrations programme, and it’s also supported by IDEA.
Author: Lorjana Bosin