Voices of Minorities 2.

 Voices of Minorities 2.

Goran Bojčevski Quartet (SLO), Refugees for Refugees (BE)

23 May, 20:30, Hungarian Heritage House

Ticket price: 2200 HUF


Special price for the EtnoRom concert (19:00) and Goran Bojčevski Quartet (SLO) and Refugees for Refugees (BE) concerts: 3000 HUF

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Goran Bojčevski Quartet

„When I play classical music, I feel fantastic, but I cannot imagine my life without improvisation.”
(Goran Bojčevski)

The music of Macedonian clarinettist and composer Goran Bojčevski, who lives in Ljubljana (he was classically trained there, as well as in Austria), brings together all the influences he has encountered in his musical career: a southern musical temperament, the feeling for structure found in classical music, and the freedom of jazz. His numerous international collaborations and the enviable number of miles he has clocked up in the fields of classical, jazz and folk have reinforced his burning desire to seek out new modes of expression. This has given birth to Balkan nuevo, which combines Balkan, Latin and other elements into a genre he invented himself. It certainly represents a new departure and a new artistic expedition for Bojčevski and his quartet.

“He is committed to classical music, yet without prejudice to delve into ethno, jazz, and the Balkan music, which is due to his absolute sense of rhythm. The mixture of classical perfectionism, technical brilliance, and openness enables him to do cross-over, where he creatively fuses musical styles on the highest artistic level.”


Goran Bojčevski - clarinet
Jošt Lampret - keyboards
Žiga Kožar - double bass
Jan Sever - drums


Refugees for Refugees

Refugees for Refugees brings together renowned musicians from Syria, Tibet, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Belgium who are united by their desire to weave links between their music. The group has developed an original repertoire at the crossroads between their different traditions.

They are experienced musicians who have been trained at some of the most prestigious music academies in the Middle East (Damascus, Baghdad, Aleppo) and who have passed through a string of musical centres dotted along the former Silk road. In the past, they have enjoyed a rich career, international fame, and a variety of projects. But now, they have been forced to flee the disastrous situation in their home countries, uprooting themselves and abandoning their contacts, taking only their musical talents and instruments with them.

Following two years of collaboration, their second album „Amina” writes a new chapter in their story. It represents reconstruction, the fresh energy needed to map out a new trajectory after being uprooted. Breaking down musical barriers, the group offers a rich menu of sounds, from lively Afghan popular songs to the refinement of the classical tradition from Aleppo and Baghdad, through the pure power of nomadic Tibetan chants, the weightless sounds of the Pakistani sarod, the subtleties of the Turkish oud and oriental percussion.

„It’s gratifying how much chemistry the (…) artists from very different cultures find, and the standard of performance is high.” (BBC Magazine)

Asad Qizilbash - sarod (Pakistan-BE)
Fakher Madallal - voice, percussion (Syria-BE)
Kelsang Hula - dranyen, voice (Tibet-BE)
Mohammad Aman Yusufi - dambura, voice (Afghanistan-BE)
Simon Leleux - percussion (BE)
Souhad Najem - qanun (Iraq-BE)
Tammam Al Ramadan - ney (Syria -BE)
Tareq Alsayed Yahya - ud (Syria -BE)
Dolma Renqingi - voice (Tibet-BE)


The concerts of Voices of Minorities is supported by the Creative Europe Programme.


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