World music 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 the diversity and beauty of world music in the interpretation of excellent local and foreign musicians. Each evening will bring different music related to a different culture or musical style. So far, the festival has brought such names as Relu and Zuralia Orchestra from Romania, the Serbian trio Balkan Strings, Fanfare Ciocarlia and Bojan Krstič Orkestar, Ariel Ramirez Quintet and their Argentine tango, the French-Slovak band Roc´hann and their Breton music, the Armenians Karin Sarkisjan and David Yengibarian, Gordon Tama coming from New Zealand, Mira Awad from Israel, the Polish world music band Čači Vorba, the Hungarian Erika Kertéz and David Reschofsky Duo, Cimbaliband, Jitka Šuranská and her unique interpretation of Czech folklore music, BraAgas also coming from Czech Republic, the Bulgarian vocal trio Evridika, the Slovak-Moldovan trio PaCoRa, Slovak bands Banda, Michal Smetanka, Slovak Tango, Rusín Čendeš Orchestra, Folk ensemble Rozsutec and last but not least Balkansambel – the hosting band. Besides performances, there is each year musical workshops led by true masters of their craft – musicians performing at the festival.