Hudba sveta Žilina
World Music Žilina
15.-16. March

Hudba sveta Žilina


Hudba sveta Žilina


The international world music festival Hudba Sveta Žilina provides an opportunity for a live presentation of various musical cultures from all corners of the world. Its objective is to point to diversity and beauty of world music in the interpretation of excellent local and foreign musicians. Each evening will bring different music related to different culture or musical style. So far, the festival has brought such names as Relu and Zuralia Orchestra from Romania, Slovak Tango, the Serbian trio Balkan Strings, Ariel Ramirez Quintet and their Argentine tango, the French-Slovak band Roc´hann and their Breton music, the Armenians Karin Sarkisjan and David Yengibarian, Grodon Tama coming from New Zealand, Mira Awad from Israel,the Polish world music band Čači Vorba, the Hungarian duo Erika Kertéz and David Reschofsky, Jitka Šuranská and her unique interpretation of Czech folklore music, the Bulgarian vocal trio Evridika, the Slovak-Moldovan trio PaCoRa and last but not least Balkansambel - the hosting band. Besides performances, there will be musical workshops led by true masters of their craft - musicians performing at the festival. In 2017, the bandoneon workshop was led by Ariel Ramirez, another one presenting the Balkan tradition of wind instrument playing by the clarinetist Relu Balkan. This year's festival program will be equally rich. We are truly delighted that Balkan stars FANFARE CIOCARLIA as well as other excellent ensembles like Cimbaliband, Rusin Cendes Orchestra, BraAgas, Flaco de Nerja Flamenco Ensemble and the Rozsutec folklore ensemble have accepted our invitation. This year's workshop, prepared not only for young guitarist, but also for any curious person, will be led by the flamenco guitarist Falco de Nerja.