Božo Vrećo & Halka and Kralj Čačka &
Katarina Jovanović at the Mikser Festival

The eighth Mikser Festival, the largest regional festival of creativity and innovation, will be held for the fifth time in the Belgrade neighborhood of Savamala, from 8 – 12 June 2016. Under the slogan “Society Sensitive” the Festival will be characterized by topics of gender equality and female creativity, social equality, open dialogue, multiculturalism and efficient conflict resolution.

On the main stage, Miksalište (Mostarska 5), we’ll showcase music from the region that has significantly contributed to defining the Balkan sound, and a special emphasis will be placed on female creativity in the field of music. Performing on the second day of the Mikser Festival, will be the musical phenomenon led by Božo Vrećo, the ensemble Halka, whose creativity is writing the new history of Sevdalinka. Afterwards, one of the favorite local performers, Kralj Čačka, will take the stage and be joined by soprano Katarina Jovanović on this special occasion.

The Ensemble Halka, with it interpretation of traditional Sevdalinka songs brings us back to where it originated and where it belongs – the heart. Their music is created with the idea that the final result should be a song faithful to what was best in the history of Sevdah. From their establishment in 2013 until today, Halka has not ceased to grab the interest of the audience. Soloist Božo Vrećo’s stage performance and outstanding voice gives additional quality to the ensemble composed of great musicians – guitarist Dino Šukalo, bassist Edvin Hadžić, pianist and accordion player Adis Sirbubalo and percussionist Anes Beglerbegović.

Nenad Marić, known as Kralj Čačka, and often called the Serbian Tom Waits, will prove that music is only a question of love and emotion, taking us on a unique walk across blues, jazz and old local folk music, painted with socially engaged comments. The charismatic artist will perform with guest Katarina Jovanović, a gorgeous soprano who has been Aida, Tosca, Violetta Valéry, Margareta, Leonora, Dona Ana, and who is also the first woman director of the Belgrade opera.

The concert on the second day of the Mikser Festival, 9 June, will be seated, and is thus limited to 800 tickets. Tickets are available at all Gigs Tix sales locations (Mikser House, Vulkan Bookstores, Corner Shops) for the advance price of 1100 dinars until 15 May. From 15 May on, the ticket price will be 1300 dinars.