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Van Gogh on Saturday
5th May 2016.



Due to a bad weather, Van Gogh's concert, has been moved to Saturday, May 07th, starting at 20h.


The concert will be held on the City Square in Gornji Milanovac. Admission is free for all visitors. Special guest on concert is Dejan Petrovic.


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Tonight's concerts at the Cultural Center, Van Gogh on Saturday
2nd may 2016.



Tonight's program of the Serbia World Music Festival will be held at the Cultural Center. Originally concerts were planned at the city square. Once again, bad weather has changed the plans of the organizers.


Gipsy Aleksici are opening tonight's program with their concert at 19:15h. The concert of the band Bratsberg Longhorns is going to start at 20:30h. Bratsberg Longohorns are performing their own music as as well as blues, r&b, and sometimes even Irish music - interpreted in their personal way. Three members of the band have played for years with the legendary Jeremy Spencer from Fleetwood Mac.


Van Gogh's concert is postoponed. It is going to be held on Saturday May 7th, starting 20h, at the City Square in Gornji Milanovac..


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First day of the Festival at Cultural Center
30th april 2016.



Due to a bad weather, all concerts on the first day of Serbia World Music Festival will be held at the Cultural Center in Gornji Milanovac.


Concerts will be held on at the already announced schedule:

19:30-20:00h    KUD "Šumadija" with guests
20:00-21:15h    Divanhana
21:15-21:30      Opening ceremony
21:30-23:00      Garavi Sokak


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8th Serbia World Music Festival starts tonight
22nd april 2016.



Tonight, April 22nd, starts eighth Serbia World Music Festival. Choir Svartlamon Hardkor will perform with guests: Jovan Pavlovic (accordion), Danijela Veselinovic (trumpet)...


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The official vehicle of the festival
12th april 2015.



The official vehicle of the festival is the Renault Megane IV, thanks to our sponsor Jevtović-auto, Čačak.


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Music after the Festival
09th april 2016.



On Tuesday, May the third, at the cafe Modesty Blaise, we will continue socializing with participants of the festival. Norwegian bluesers Bratsberg Longhorns will perform starting 8pm. Longhorns will play their own music, R & B, as well as Irish music interpreted in an original way.


Come and feel the spirit of the seventies. Free admission!


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SWMF '16 - Bands
29th march 2016.


The 8th Serbia World Music Festival, is going to be held on april 22nd in the Cultural centre, and on 1-2nd may at the center of Gornji Milanovac. The following bands will perform:


Friday 22nd april 2016.


Choir "Svartlamon Hardkor", Norway
guests: Jovan Pavlovic (accordion) / Danijela Veselinovic (trumpet)



Sunday 01st may 2016.


Kud Sumadija orchestra, Serbia
Divanhana, BIH
Garavi Sokak, Serbia



Friday 02nd may 2016.


Gipsy Aleksići, Serbia
Bratsberg Longhorns, Norway
Van Gogh / guest: Dejan Petrovic (Serbia), Serbia



Click here to see complete program of the festival.

Click here to see detailed informations about perfomers.


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8th Serbia World Music Festival
19th march 2016.



This year's festival will be held on 22nd April and 01-02nd May 2016 at the center of Gornji Milanovac. Preparations for the Festival are at the final stage.


Visit us this year to enjoy in beautifull environment of Gornji Milanovac and superb music of Serbian and foreign bands.


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Sevdah s jeseni
18th march 2016.


Music festival "Sevdah s jeseni", 29th september - 1st october 2016, Gornji Milanovac. Organizer - Udruženja ljubitelja kulture "Kreč"












Transform - Trondheim World Festival
09th october 2015.


Serbia World Music Festival has established cooperation with famous Transform – World Festival. Transform - Trondheim World Festival is a annual festival held in Trondheim, the third largest town of Norway.



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Growing up with the festival
21st april 2014.


Serbia World Music Festival gives a great attention to its youngest visitors. The T-shirts with the inscription "Rastem sa festivalom" (growing up with the festival), for children, are now for sale. Shirts can be reserved at the stand in the center of Gornji Milanovac. Shirts can be purchased at the festival area during the festival for a 300 RSD.


White festival T-shirts for grown ups are also for sale. Shirts are made in following sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Price is 400 RSD.


The quantity of T-shirts is limited.


       
   




The official vehicle of the festival
09th april 2015.



The official vehicle of the festival is the Reno Captur.


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TV Telemark media sponsor of the festival
07th march 2015.



From this year, TV Telemark is a media sponsor of the Serbia World Music Festival. It is planned to set up the festival studio, where the festival participants will be interviewed, and reports from festival will be broadcasted. Read more in news to come.


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SWMF '16 - Bands
02nd march 2015.


The 7th Serbia World Music Festival, is going to be held on 22-24th april at the center of Gornji Milanovac. The following bands will perform:


Wednesday 22nd april 2015.


Mina Matijasevic Ethno Jazz Orchestra, Serbia
Kud Sumadija orchestra, Serbia
Opening ceremony
Sanja Ilic and Balkanika, Serbia



Thursday 23rd april 2015.


Sergej Cetkovic, Serbia



Friday 24th april 2015.


Gipsy Aleksići, Serbia
Tutti World Music Orchestra, Norway
Vlatko Stefanovski, Macedonia



Click here to see complete program of the festival.

Click here to see detailed informations about perfomers.


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Two concerts of Resiliens orchestra
27th april 2014.


Kilden (i.e. The Source) is the name of the club, which is a meeting point for everybody regardless of economy or prior knowledge. The ambition is to create a positive personal development for people by taking part in a creative community.


Resiliens is the musical workshop at Kilden. Here people can make their dreams come true. Resiliens is a musical family where joy, freedom, learning and inspiration are important ingredients for mutual support, togetherness and good feelings. Resiliens orchestra consists of people with special needs proving that music is also a medicine and therapy. Their repertoire covers anything from their own material, through blues to pop music. This is what creates good musicians.


They proved it in two concets for two days in Gornji Milanovac. On the first evening of the 6th Serbia world music festival, on Tuesday 22nd of April 2014, at the Square of Knez Mihailo at the center of Gornji Milanovac, with its colorful repertoire Resiliens won hearts of festival audiences. Gornji Milanovac, welcomed them with enthusiasm.


On Thursday, 24th of April, Resilience held their second concert in the house of the Serbian-Norwegian friendship (Norway House). This concert, unlike the first one, was held in an intimate and very friendly atmosphere, since the hall of Norwegian house can accommodate about 150 visitors. Resilience orchestra was briliant. In addition to the common repertoire, each member of the orchestra performed a song of their choice. There was joy and laughter and tears, because their music woke sincere emotions. The concert was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Gornji Milanovac Mr. Miroslav Milovanovic, director of the Cultural Center of Gornji Milanovac Dragan Arsic, Chairman of festival board, Mr. Olav Goberg, Director of the festival, Slobodan Bozovic, as well as the director of a school for children with disabilities within the Resiliens program in Norway. Suitable gifts were exchanged on that occasion.


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Tirsdagsbandet – the last concert outside of Norway
11th july 2013.


On Friday the 5th of July, on the first night of Serbia World Music Festival in 2013, in addition to Nottoden Blues band from Norway, there was also performance of the Norwegian band Tirsdagsbandet. Their half-hour concert elicited sympathy and already, after the first tones of their music, they won the hearts of audience. About 3,000 festival visitors welcomed their performance with thunderous applause.


Immediately after them, Notodden blues band from Norway took the stage. An outstanding performance of Norwegians, with excellent lighting and the overall scene, thrilled the, at first restrained audience. A concert to remember. Norwegian Ambassador in Serbia Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, chairman of the festival, Olav Goberg, director of the Tourist organization of Gornji Milanovac, Mira Mirkovic and festival director, Slobodan Bozovic officially opened the festival after these concerts.


The concert of Tirsdagsbandet was a result of cooperation between Serbia World Music Festival and the project "Parents of children with disabilities". Members of the Tirsdagsbandet have these problems, and this performance was special because they announced that this was their last performance outside of Norway.


Members of the Tirsdagsbandet have visited the Association of Visually Impaired Persons in Gornji Milanovac during their stay at the festival. After the visit, the mayor of Gornji Milanovac, Mr. Milisav Mirkovic held a reception for members of the band in the building of Municipality of Gornji Milanovac and thanked them for joining the Serbia World Music Festival. On that occasion, the band members exchanged the suitable gifts with Mayor.


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Festival program changed
21st april 2014.


Because of bad weather conditions announced for Wednesday April 23rd, concert of Dejan Petrovic and Big Band will be held on Tuesday April 22nd in Gornji Milanovac, at 22:00h.


Complete program festival can be seen here. All informations about festival program will be published on our site.


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Growing up with the festival
16th april 2014.


Serbia World Music Festival gives a great attention to its youngest visitors. The T-shirts with the inscription "Rastem sa festivalom" (growing up with the festival), for children, are now for sale. Shirts can be reserved at the stand in the center of Gornji Milanovac, or via phone +381 (0)60 516 00 07. Shirts can be purchased at the festival area during the festival for a 300 RSD.


White festival T-shirts for grown ups are also for sale. Shirts are made in following sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Price is 400 RSD.


The quantity of T-shirts is limited.


       




SWMF '16 - Bands
08th april 2014.


The 6th Serbia World Music Festival, is going to be held on 22-23rd april at the center of Gornji Milanovac. The following bands will perform:


Tuesday 22nd april 2014.


Kud Sumadija orchestra, Serbia
Gipsy Aleksici, Serbia
Vasil Hadžimanov Band and guests (Brankica Vasić Vasilisa, Đurađ Đuričić), Serbia


Wednesday 23rd april 2014.


Smoke Shakers, Macedonia
Resiliens, Norway
Dejan Petrović Big Band, Serbia


Click here to see complete program of the festival.

Click here to see detailed informations about perfomers.


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6th Serbia World Music Festival
07th april 2014.



Unlike previous years, this year's festival will be held on 22-23rd April 2014 at the center of Gornji Milanovac. Preparations for the Festival are at the final stage.


Visit us this year to enjoy in beautifull environment of Gornji Milanovac and superb music of Serbian and foreign bands.


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Concert on Monday
07. july 2013.


The second day of Serbia World Music Festival in Takovo unfortunately had to be canceled due to bad weather. Heavy rain, accompanied by a wind, which fell yesterday, soaked energy counters and power connections. Although the stage was covered, the wind redirected rain on to the stage, so during tone rehearsals water soaked LED screen and other equipment on stage.


On Monday 8th July, at 21:00h, there will be a concert by Haris Dzinovic. Tickets sold in advance are valid for the concert. Concerts of bands "Vrelo" and "Vladimir Stankovic quintet" will not be held.





Festival is cancelled for tonight
06. july 2013.


We are sorry to inform you that due to a bad weather conditions, tonight's program of the festival is cancelled.


More info soon.







See you in Takovo
05. july 2013.


For the fifth time, Takovo will be the stage of Serbia World Music Festival. Everything is ready for tonight's concerts.


The festival starts at 19:00h by a performance of Gipsy Aleksici and KUD "Šumadija" orchestra. At 20:00h Tirsdagsbandet (Norway) will get on the stage. Their concert is followed by Notodden Blues Band (Norway) at 20:30h. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 21:30h, and after, at 21:45h, guests of the festival's first night, group "Legende" (Legends) will perform.


Performance of the Norwegian band Tirsdagsbandet, that we'll have a chance to listen to, is the result of cooperation between two projects, ours and the project "Parents of children with disabilities." Members of the band Tirsdagsbandet also have these disabilities. It will be interesting to hear them, because they announced that this is their last appearance outside of Norway.


Festival will be officially open by the Norwegian Ambassador in Serbia, Mr. Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, as well as chairman of the board of the "Serbian festival," Mr. Olav Goberg and representatives of the Municipality and the Tourist Organization of Gornji Milanovac.


Great number of volunteers from the association "GM Optimist", JKP Gornji Milanovac, as well as numerous security guards involved in the festival parking service, will help us in the organization of the festival . High demand stage production will be realized by a "Stage System" company from Gornji Milanovac.


Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the festival area. Seats are provided for the guests of the festival, the elderly and people with disabilities. Food and drinks can be bought at the festival area.


See you in Takovo!





Growing up with the festival
04. july 2013.


Serbia World Music Festival gives a great attention to its youngest visitors. The T-shirts with the inscription "Rastem sa festivalom" (growing up with the festival), for children, are now for sale. Shirts can be reserved at the stand in the center of Gornji Milanovac, or via phone +381 (0)60 516 00 07. Shirts can be purchased at the festival area during the festival for a 250 RSD.


White festival T-shirts for grown ups are also for sale. Shirts are made in following sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Price is 400 RSD.


The quantity of T-shirts is limited.


           




Preparations for the festival
03. july 2013.


The festival starts in only two days. Organizational and technical preparations are being finalized. Stage where concerts will be held is set and slowly gets festival appearance. Festival area is fenced.


LED display is set in the center of Gornji Milanovac. In front of it is stand where you can get the flyers and other promotional material, buy festival tickets and T-shirts. Volunteers of GM Optimist are helping in festival preparations. Festival vehicle is clearly marked and is circulating all over city.


Guests form Norway will arrive tomorrow in Gornji Milanovac, Nottoden Blues Band and Tirsdagsbandet with friends. See you in Takovo.


               
               
               
               
               




Festival tickets
03. july 2013.


Festival tickets can be purchased at the swiming pool in Gornji Milanovac, at the stand in the center of Gornji Milanovac, in festival vehicle, or you can contact us via phone +381 (0)60 516 00 07. Ticket price is 250 RSD.


Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of festival area.


This is how festival ticket look like:














The official beer of the festival
02. july 2013.


The official beer of Serbia World Music Festival 2013, is Lav beer, by Carlsberg company.









SWMF '13 - Bands
13. may 2013.


On the 5th Serbia World Music Festival, which is going to be held on 5-6th july, the following bands will perform:


Friday 5th july 2013.


Gispy Aleksici and Kud Sumadija with guests, Serbia
Tirsdagsbandet, Norway
Notodden Blues Band, Norway
Legende, Serbia - guests of the festival


Saturday 6th july 2013.


Vladimir Stankovic quintet, Serbia
Vrelo, Serbia
Haris Dzinovic, Serbia - guest of the festival

Teatar DUR, Serbia


Click here to see complete program of the festival.

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5th Serbia World Music Festival
02. february 2013.


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Unlike previous years, this year's festival will be held on the first weekend of July, 5-6th July 2013.


Preparations for the Festival are in progress, drafts of the program and budget are created, performers are contacted, planing of additional activities has started.


Like previous years, beside association "Srpski festival", in organization of the festival are involved: Municipality of Gornji Milanovac with its institutions and agencies, the Tourist Organization of Gornji Milanovac, companies, and a large number of volunteers and friends of the festival.


Send us your photos and video clips from previous festivals to remind ourselves of how it all looked like and why is today one of the association for Takovo ancd Gornji Milanovac, Serbia World Music Festival.


Visit us this year to enjoy in beautifull environment of Takovo and superb music of Serbian and foreign bands.






SWMF '12 - Video
02. october 2012.


We've added videos from Serbia World Music Festival 2012 on our website. You can see videos from SWMF '12 and previous festivals in our video section.


Send us your photos and videos from SWMF and we'll publish them on our site.






Festival photos
13. avgust 2012.


We've added photos from Serbia World Music Festival 2012 on our website. You can see them in the section Photo. Photos are sorted chronologically, by days of the festival.


Author of photos is official photographer of the festival Ivana Botić,
http://www.facebook.com/IvanaBoticPhotography.


We will add video clips from this year's festival in a few days.





Serbia World Music Festival 2012 ended
06. august 2012.


The fourth Serbia World Music Festival ended. For two days over 7,000 people visited festival. We had visitors from almost all parts of Europe: Stuttgart, Oslo, London, Moscow and Vienna.


The ideal weather, quality performers, good mood and satisfied visitors were the highlights of the past weekend.


On the second day of the festival as a part of matinee, performed the band Teatar dur. Their covers of famous national and international hits "warmed" festival audience. After them Norwegian band Resjemheia held their concert.


After inspiring Norwegians, Van Gogh took the stage and raised atmosphere. Fantastic music, performers and audience in the mood, beautiful, acoustic environment of Takovo, made this concert a memorable. That was beautiful way to close this year's festival program.


The organization of the festival functioned without a single mistake. The volunteers of "GM Optimist" organization and members of Karate club "Do Kan" did a perfect job.


We wish to thank to all people who took place in the third Serbia World Music Festival and contributed to its quality organization and great realization.


Special thanks to all visitors, without whom this festival would not be what it is.


               
             



Volunteers
06. august 2012.


We would like to thank to our volunteers who, as in previous years, helped us to organize Serbia World Music Festival.


Special thank to volunteers of "GM Optimist" organization for their hard work which improved quality of festival. Before the start of the festival they were distributing flyers and other promotional materials, they helped us in building festival area. During the festival they helped in organizing parking lot, were at the stand where visitors could buy festival T-shirts and get festival information,cleaned festival area. At the end of first and second evening, thanks to the "optimists", just ten minutes after the festival program finished, there was not a single piece of paper in festival area .


We would also like to thank to the members of Karate club "Do Kan" from Gornji Milanovac who performed monitorial duties, securing festival area, controled entry and helped in many other activities.


               
             




First day of the festival
05. august 2012.


The first day of Serbia World Music Festival ended. Beautiful environment of Takovo, good weather, quality music were the reason why all visitors enjoyed first day of the festival.


The band Gipsy Aleksići opened this years festival, follwed by the concert of French band La Bande a Balk. After that KUD Šumadija got up on stage, and around 20:30h band Odjila held their concert. Around 22:00h Mayor of Gornji Milanovac Milisav Mirkovic and chairman of the festival board Olav Goberg officially opened the festival.


Soon after that Zvonko Bogdan took the stage and the hearts of festival audience. Program was finished by Slovenian folk ensemble.


Over 3,000 people visited the festival. We had visitors from almost all parts of Europe: Stuttgart, Oslo, London, Moscow and Vienna.


On the second day of the festival Teatar dur, Resjemheia and Van Gogh will perform.


It is not allowed to bring food and drink in festival area. There will be stands with drink and fast food "Easy" from Gornji Milanovac.


Invite all you know and come to make new friends tonight in Takovo.


               
               




Preparations for the festival
02. august 2012.


The festival starts in only two days. Organizational and technical preparations are being finalized. Stage where concerts will be held is set and slowly gets festival appearance.


On Thursday, August the 2nd and Friday August the 3rd from 19:00h in the center of Gornji Milanovac festival vehicle will be parked. Here you can buy tickets for the festival, festival T-shirts and get flyers and other promotional material. The vehicle will be clearly marked.


               
               
               




Growing up with the festival
01. august 2012.


Serbia World Music Festival gives a great attention to its youngest visitors. The shirts with the inscription "Rastem sa festivalom" (growing up with the festival), for children under age of 5, are now for sale. Shirts can be purchased in Thursday and Friday at the SWMF stand in center of Gornji Milanovac and at the festival area for a very affordable price of 250 RSD.


Also red and black festival T-shirts can be bought for a 300 RSD. The quantity of T-shirts is limited.


Festival models Vico, Ogi and Slobo made a mini fashion show for visitors of our site.

     




The official beer of the festival
31. july 2012.


The official beer of Serbia World Music Festival 2012, is Lav beer, by Carlsberg company.









New bands at the festival
31. july 2012.


At the opening of SWMF 2012 on Saturday, August the 4th, at 19:0h, in addition to already announced Gypsy Aleksic and KUD Sumadija, French group La Bande a Balc will perform. La Bande a Balk is a group founded in 2008. Their music consists of melodies from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Macedonia ...


On Sunday August the 5th, starting at 19:00h, as a part of matinee, group Teatar dur from Serbia will perform.





Invitation for volunteers
25. july 2012.


For the past two years, non-governmental organization "GM Optimist" is incharged for volunteer work in Serbia World Music Festival.


This is an ideal opportunity to participate in the organization of a greate music event and to enjoy together with us and make new friends. Volunteers will be involved in various segments of the event: parking organization, backstage, arranging of festival area, acceptance of persons with disabilities and guidance to the place reserved for them, information desk, assisting in promotional activities and more.


We invite all volunteers who would like to contribute to festival to contact us via facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/130486658589/, via e-mail adress gmoptimist@gmail.com, or via phone +381 (0)64 2074 258.





Festival tickets
17. july 2012.


Festival tickets can be purchased at swiming pool in Gornji Milanovac, sandwich-bar "Zvonce" in Gornji Milanovac or you can contact us via phone +381 (0)60 516 00 07.


Tickets can be purchased at festival entrance also.



This is how festival ticket look like:














Invitation to the Festival
09. july 2012.


Three non profit organizations, "Serbia World Music Festival", "GM Optimist" and "Za moderan Milanovac", are inviting all our fellow citizens with disabilities to come to Serbia World Music Festival 2012, according to the organization.


For all practical information call +381 (0) 63 133 55 33.





Surprise concert
13. april 2012.


Surprise concert is no longer a secret. Zvonko Bogdan has confirmed his participation in Serbia World Music Festival. Saturday, August the 4th. We look forward to this concert.

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SWMF 2012
03. january 2012.


The date is set. Serbia World Music Festival 2012 will be held from August 4th to 5th, 2012.


We have prepared a number of surprises for you. See you in Takovo.







Photos and videos SWMF '11
03. january 2012.


Dear festival lovers, here we are again after a long break.


We added videos of the festival SWMF 2011 to our site. Check out our latest videos and photos from previous festivals.


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SWMF 2011 ended
12. august 2011.


The third Serbia World Music Festival is over. Over 12 thousand people visited festival this year. The ideal weather, a good visit, quality performers, good mood and happy visitors were the highlights of the past weekend.

The organization of the festival functioned without a single mistake. The members of traffic police and volunteers of GM-Optimist organization did a perfect job.

We wish to thank to all people who took place in the third Serbia World Music Festival and contributed to its quality organization and great realization.

Special thanks to all visitors. You made this festival wonderful.







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