Original Enigma Voices, Anthropoceno – music project by two members of the famous Gotan Project band, Bilja Krstić and Bistrik Orchestra, Japanese artist Kaori Ito with Bogdan Ranković and Novi Sad band ‘Ethnoforia’, as well as regional contemporary writers Damir Karakaš and Darko Cvijetić arrive in Novi Sad, the European Capital of Culture, where they will present themselves at the Novi Sad Fair within the ‘Migration of Souls’ programme.
The ‘Migration of Souls’ programme, which examines the positive impact of migration through literature, performing and visual arts and theatre, as part of the Migrations programme arch, began on 3 March. So far, writers Rumena Bužarovska, Miljenko Jergović, Dejan Tiago Stanković, Japanese singer-songwriter Miyavi, the Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra band, as well as the ‘Migration of Souls – Novi Sad in Books’ exhibition, implemented by the City Library of Novi Sad, have been presented and the exhibition will last until 13 March.
Tomorrow, on 8 March, Kaori Ito, the famous Japanese dancer and choreographer, winner of the Order of Arts and Literature (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), awarded by the French Ministry of Culture, will present herself as part of the ‘Migration of Souls’ programme. Kaori Ito arrives with the support of the EU Japan Fest and Japan Committee and performs with Bogdan Ranković and the Novi Sad band ‘Ethnoforia’ in Hall 1 of the Novi Sad Fair from 8 p.m. On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, along with the purchased ticket for the performance of the Japanese dance artist Kaori Ito with Bogdan Ranković and ‘Ethnoforia’, you get one for free.
Today, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the Master Hall of the Novi Sad Fair, Damir Karakaš, a contemporary regional writer, one of the winners of the prestigious Italian literary award Premio ITAS del Libro di montagna for the novel ‘Sjećanje šume’ will present himself. From 8 p.m., in Hall 1 of the Novi Sad Fair, the audience will have a chance to see the play ‘We All Came from Somewhere, Some a Little Earlier’ by the Šmiranti Association and the artistic team from the Italian partner organization Policardia Teatro, led by director Andrea Moretti. In addition to Karakaš, ‘Migration of Souls’ will mark the arrival of Darko Cvijetić, whose novel was in the finals of the NIN Award last year. He will present himself to the public on 9 March at 6 p.m., in the Master Hall of the Novi Sad Fair. At the same place, the audience will listen to Stage reading of the book by Michael Martens ‘In the Fire of Worlds: Ivo Andrić, a European Life’, signed by Muharem Bazdulj, on 8 March at 4 p.m.
Bilja Krstić and the Bistrik Orchestra will perform on 10 March, while Antropoceno – a project of two members of the famous Gotan Project band by Christoph H. Müller and Eduardo Makaroff, pioneers in the art of combining traditional tango and modern pop with electronic music, will be presented on 12 March. The introduction to their show will be a performance by the Romanian dance school Tango Timişoara. Original Enigma Voices, winners of more than 100 platinum awards around the world are arriving in Novi Sad for the first time, where they will perform with the city orchestra Camerata Novi Sad within ‘Migration of Souls’ on 13 March. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. in Hall 1 of the Novi Sad Fair.
Chalaban, the Moroccan band from Hungary, which is coming with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Serbia, will perform on 9 March at 8 p.m. Children’s masquerade will be organised on 10 March at 11 a.m. as part of the Carnival of Ritual Processions, as well as the concert by guest bands from the country and abroad which will be held on 11 March at 6 p.m.
You can buy tickets for all concerts, except for the performance of the Chalaban band, which is free, in Gigstix ticket offices or online via gigstix.com website, as well as at the Novi Sad Fair box office.
The organizers ask all visitors to wear masks and keep the distance. Green certificates are not required, and masks are provided at the entrance.
Photo: Vladimir Veličković