Music of the World Festival, Kromberk


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Festival Glasbe sveta na vrtu na gradu Kromberk
Grajska cesta 1, SI-5000 Nova Gorica
Organised byGoriška Museum
 KUD Morgan
Frequencyannual (2019 not fully confirmed)
Festival dates7.8.2012 - 28.8.2012
6.8.2013 - 27.8.2013
5.8.2014 - 26.8.2014
11.8.2015 - 25.8.2015
9.8.2016 - 30.8.2016
22.8.2017 - 5.9.2017
6.8.2018 - 28.8.2018
5.8.2019 - 27.8.2019
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Ethno and Jazz Festival Music of the World, which aims to draw attention to the significance of transferring tradition to modernity, especially in music, is held every Tuesday in August since 2012 at the Castle Kromberk near Nova Gorica. It is organised by Goriška Museum and KUD Morgan.

The festival presents established Slovenian and foreign ethno, folk, jazz and world music performers, and organises a series of music lectures called Vinyl Evenings, accompanied with a vinyl records fair. The accompanying event is also Market of Delicacies, where organic farmers and craftsmen are presented.


The organizers believe that a unique part of each community is its culture, which develops over time and under the influence of the environment in different customs and expressions. Music is one of the key elements in expressing community life; that is why festival presents musicians who rely on folk music from the environments from which they originate adding modern music trends.


“Diversity, but in a specific genre. World music, but with an emphasis on tradition. Jazz and song-writing, but with an ethnic touch”, describes the character of the festival Aleks Vičič, one of the coordinators.

Since 2012, the festival’s guests have been Svetlana Makarovič & Mar Django Quartet, Brina, Tamara Obrovac & jazz band Transhistria Ensamble, Sardinian jazz trumpeter Paolo Freso and Daniele di Bonaventura, trio Dovč, Gombač and Krmac with Slovenian folk music, accordionist Marko Hatlak, Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu, Mali’s musician Habib Koite, Šukar with the Roma music of east and south-eastern Europe, Vruja with the Istrian music, Mostar Sevdah Reunion, Bossa de Novo, vocal quintet Tminski madrigalisti, Bratko Bibič with Dedley Woodleybears, Neca Falk, Tomaž Pengov, Robert Jukič, Uršula Ramoveš and Fantje z Jazbecove grape, Albanian singer Elina Duni, Paul McCandless, Katja Šulc, Vinko Globokar, Ralph Towner, Boštjan Gombač, Bojana Šaljić Podešva, trio Etnoploč, Vasko Atanasovski Trio, female singing group Kvali, brass band club Nabrežina, Trieste Partisan Choir Pinko Tomažič and Mladinsko Theatre.

Vinyl Evenings and Vinyl Fair

In July, before the festival itself and for already ten years, the cycle of music lectures called Vinyl Evenings are also being held. So far, music experts Luka Zagoričnik, Brane Rončel, Igor Vidmar, Dragan Bulič, Jure Longyka, Jure Potokar, Jizah, Borka, Igor Bašin and many others have lectured and DJed music from vinyl records or other analogue sound carriers. In addition to the lectures, there is also a trade fair of used and new vinyl records and rarities.

Market of Delicacies

Since one of the festival’s messages is “Finding a world without cans, instant coffee and powdered soup, without ripening of tomatoes in supermarkets and without supermarkets, finding true, genuine things with a tradition that do not require flavour enhancers and do not have thousands of duplicates”, the festival has been accompanied by a Market of Delicacies which offers ecologically produced delicacies from the local and wider area.

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