STA, 26 May 2021 - Godibodi, a festival of world and popular music that was launched in 2008, will get under way at Ljubljana Castle on Wednesday. A limited number of visitors will be able to indulge in eight live concerts over the course of four nights to discover up-and-coming Slovenian music artists. The festival will be live-streamed as well.
"Four nights will feature eight diverse concerts with three album premieres and five premieres of new music projects, two of which are festival productions, one is a project by Samo and Barbara Vovk and one is the latest project by excellent vocalist Metod Banko," said Janez Dovč, the artistic director of the festival.
The opening acts are guitarist Blaž Mencinger with a blend of pop and jazz tunes, and singer and guitarist Eva Hren, whose performance will be rooted in genres ranging from world music to jazz.
The second night will feature a duo, guitarist and singer Samo Vovk and violist Barbara Grahor Vovk, who perform a spectrum of genres; from jazz, funk, fusion to popular, classical and folk music. Their project 2 + 3 will include a jazz trio and some improvisation.
This will be followed by award-winning singer-songwriter Robert Petan, who will present his debut album.
Folk music will dominate the third night, when two groups will present their new albums. Marko Banda is a group from the north-eastern Prekmurje region, so their repertoire also includes some Hungarian songs, while the group Vruja from the Istria region performs in Slovenian, Italian and Croatian dialects.
The final night will feature two emerging Slovenian musicians - singer and guitarist Metod Banko and singer Tomaž Hostnik.
26. 5.: Blaž Mencinger, Eva Hren & Goran Rukavina Quintet
27. 5.: Samo and Barbara Vovk, Robert Petan
28.5.: Marko banda, Vruja
29.5.: Metod Banko, Tomaž Hostnik & Nerodnozabavni ansambel