The Slovenia Times

World Music Festival Dedicated to Female Voices, Psychedelia


The festival will keep its format of 29-hour straight of events at various locations in Ljubljana, starting on Thursday evening and running through the small hours of Sunday, the organisers have said.

This year's highlights include Azize Brahim from Western Sahara, Mauritanian star Noura Mint Seymali, Moroccan-French singer Hindi Zahra and the American Tune-Yards.

Artistic director Bogdan Benigar especially pointed to Tune-Yards with Merrill Garbus, who cross world music genres, as a unique contribution to the festival.

The psychedelic section will be headlined by Turkish folk rocker Hayvanlar Alemi and UK band Sons of Kemet.

Slovenian music will be represented by Katalena with their project Enci benci Katalenci, which takes its inspiration from children's counting-out games.

The fringe programme includes talks with the artists, a panel on Slovenian record label Glitterbeat, and a conference on the World Music Expo.

The 31st festival of world music, organised by the Druga Godba Institute, is co-financed by the Culture Ministry and the city of Ljubljana.


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