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Tenth Belgrade


Location: Garden Courtyard of the Belgrade Synagogue

18th - 22nd June 2019

As in previous years the festival is taking place in the beautiful garden courtyard of the Belgrade Synagogue right in the heart of the city center. Musicians of various nationalities, cultures and backgrounds who are all equally devoted, passionate and particularly true to the authenticity of their art will be participating. They recognize each other's particular talents and styles while at the same time making precious contacts and exchanging experiences. This all contributes towards creating an atmosphere of tolerance and love.

We, the creators of this festival, are sure that we are on the right path and are proud of the success of this event as well as of the audience that we gathered since we began the festival.


Entrance free.


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Tuesday, June 18th from 20:30

Shira utfila (Serbia, Israel, India)

Shira u'tfila is a multi-ethnic, multi-confessional ensemble that draws its inspiration from the diversity and richness of Judeo-Spanish, Ottoman-Turkish, Arabic and Balkan musical traditions.

Shira u'tfila was founded in the year 2000 by its vocalist and oud player Stefan Sablić, with the aim of preserving and promoting the Sephardic musical heritage of the Balkans, Mediterranean and North Africa. The band has released seven CDs, toured in a dozen countries and collaborated on various research and production projects involving Sephardic music from the Balkans, the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East.

Shira u'tfila passionately blends its knowledge of classical traditions and dedication to their preservation with a flair for improvisation and fusion. Its distinct sound brings a modern twist to a historical legacy.

Stefan Sablić - vokal, ud; Ivana Munđa – vokal; Filip Krumes – violina; Sinan Aćifović – klarinet; Srđan Đorđević – kontrabas; Akash Bhatt - darabuka, bendir, cajon | YouTube | Facebook



Wednesday, June 19th from 20:30

Turumtay Zaric duo (Austria)

Four years after the release of "AD SPEM" Efe Turumtay (violin) and Nikola Zarić (accordion) are presenting their second album "VIA". And by this they are breaking new ground in modern times Chamber music.

The presentation of the new album took place at Vienna ́s Porgy & Bess. Rainer Krispel called it a phantastic concert – music, that transcends time and time again what and how is written about it.

Two cosmopolitans with Turkish and Serbian roots, Efe Turumtay and Nikola Zarić live in Vienna. From there they are touring Austria and all around the globe: Argentina, Japan, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Scotland and others.



Thursday, June 20th from 20:30

Antara (Israel)

Antara - Original music that integrates jazz and different musical traditions from the Middle East, Turkey, Persia, Balkans, India and more.

Band members are musicians educated by some of the greatest masters and institutes of western and eastern music.

The four musicians came together through their common passion for traditional modal music of the East.

Together studying, exploring and falling deeper in love with these musical traditions we created this special blend of scales, Maqams, Ragas, rhythms, Usuls and Taalas.



Saturday, June 22nd from 21:30

Theatre play "Address Unknown"

The book "Address Unknown" belongs to one of those great and irreplaceable books about the Holocaust like Diary of Anne Frank (1947) and Spillmann's Pianist (1996). It belongs to one of those unavoidable documents which speak about the Mechanism of creation and continuity of Fascism as new, little known pestilence, on European political stage.

The meaning of this literary work is reflected in its revival and in the revival that other similar literary works, like Spillmann’s "Pianist", have had in our days.

All this because of fatal attraction of fascism as a theory suitable for all kinds of radicalism, systematic violence, intolerance towards minorities, their way of life and behavior, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, racism and every religious or other exclusiveness. The strong current interest of this drama shows that fascism and Holocaust didn't disappear, they just changed the place and form of appearance.

Cast: Martin Schulse - Marko Janketić; Max Eisentein - Stefan Trifunovic

Written by: Kathrine Kressmann Tayor

Directed, translated and adapted by Stefan Sablic

Costume designer: Zora Mojsilović