Content by tag "Belgrade"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dead Can Dance at Sava Center 2019

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Dead Can Dance
Sava Center
Belgrade, Serbia
June 28, 2019

To classify Dead Can Dance only as a goth band would be like enclosing them in a disproportionate cage. Insufficient, inadequate and undermining. It would be fairer to describe this group led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Brendan Perry and vocalist Lisa ...

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Hashima

Hashima is a band that was formed with the idea to use the concepts of free improvisation in a Jazz Quartet combo. Improvisations are gravitating around original themes as well as presenting the audience with the specific arrangements of less known compositions that are inspiring the band. The group has a specific sonor quality: double bass, saxophone, drums and a semi-acoustic jazz guitar. Four different instruments and sensibilities are found in a form bared of tradicional genre qualities with the content inspired by a faraway abandoned island in Japan – Hashima. Srđan Mijalković – Tenor Saxophone

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Tihomir Stojiljkovic

Jazz pianist/composer Tihomir Stojiljkovic was born in Leskovac, Serbia. In his debut album „Solo“ we discover the treasures of Balkan musical heritage, tastefully reinvented through the language of modern jazz. At the age of six, Tihomir started playing mostly traditional music on the accordion. By the age of sixteen, he improvised in various musical genres on keyboards. In his early twenties, he developed his own piano style that he would later qualify as Balkan jazz. Tihomir is a self educated-jazz musician, who was raised in a not so jazzy environment and barely had the use of a real piano

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2018

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Belgrade Jazz Festival
Dom Omladine/Kombank Dvorana
Belgrade, Serbia
October 25-29, 2018

The 34th edition of the Belgrade Jazz Festival maintained its exciting strategy of diverse programming, from Kurt Elling to The Thing, Marc Ribot to Bobby Shew, Cortex down to The Necks. That's already an enticing blend of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mariza at Sava Centar in Belgrade

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Mariza
Sava Centar
Belgrade
December 7, 2017

Making a dramatic entrance on the stage comes naturally to Portuguese fado diva Mariza. In the completely darkened hall of Sava Centar, she quietly stepped onto the stage to the sounds of the guitar and wowed the audience with the power ...

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Belgrade Jazz Festival 2016

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2016 Belgrade Jazz Festival
Belgrade, Serbia
October 26-October 30, 2016

Because of the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the Belgrade Jazz Festival, like most good things in the Balkans, went dark for 15 years after 1990. When it started up again in 2005, it was small. By 2008, it was big enough ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Various Artists: Yugoslavian Space Program

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Science Fiction has always been a captivating genre be it literature, visual arts or in films. It's the art of imagining a possible future or many of them, creating dystopian or utopian scenarios, mapping the unknown extraterrestrial terrain, reflecting fears of annihilation but always deploying technological and scientific motifs and subjects. All of this reflected not ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Naked: Nakedonia

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There are bands that inhabit different territories at once where they don't belong to one genre but to many. A band like Naked can seem notorius for daring to ignore boundaries between genres and as such it can't really be pigeonholed as jazz. As a matter of fact, the band can describe itself in the same ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vasil Hadzimanov Band featuring David Binney: Alive

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Critical to the success of this live album by the VHB is the fact that this band is, at its core, a working band. If you have seen VHB live, you will recognize that this album faithfully relays both the showmanship and ingenious punch of this unit. Obviously, this installment of the VHB is a highly ...