Accompanying programms on jazz, islam, and opera

As part of the Music Meeting educational program, Jazz Fest Sarajevo is organizing interesting programs – lectures, presentations and workshops that will be open to the public.

After the last year’s lectures, organized also within the Music Meeting program, intended primarily for the participants of this educational program young musicians from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider region, lectures of the XX1st Jazz Fest will be organized in the small hall of the venue Dom policije, this year’s festival center.

Italian historian, producer and publicist Francesco Martinelli will give two lectures, on 3rd of November at the Night in Tunisia lecture, he will introduce the audience with the influences of Islam on jazz, revealing interesting and little-known links, and on the 4th of November he will give lecture on the influences of Italian opera on jazz. In addition to Martinelli, the Slovenian publicist and sociologist Ičo Vidmar will present his book New Music in New York, a study that follows significant socio-economic changes in New York, from the American cultural capital to the neoliberal global place, from the seventies of the last century till today.

The lectures of Francesco Martinelli will be in English while the presentation of Ičo Vidmar will be in the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Nataša Mirković, B&H singer, educator and author of the book Universal Voice Leading, will host a master workshop for vocalists, instrumentalists and other interested parties. The workshop will be realized as a training that enables easier control of the vocal instrument with the release of the singer’s maximum potential and the number of participants is limited.

Attendance to these accompanying programs of XX1st Jazz Festival is free, with prior notice by e-mail [email protected] or phone 033 550 481.

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