The one thing about The Balkans that the world can always agree about is its cultural diversity, showcased most vividly in its music. Boasting centuries of heritage, its immense richness makes Aladdin’s cave pale in comparison. An astonishing collection of precious gems sparkling in a rainbow of colours. One can quickly become overwhelmed by the astonishingly elaborate and intricate rhythmical patterns full of unexpected changes and sudden incisions, challenging both the listeners and the interprets. To do it justice, the musicians must be equipped with »the whole package«: absolute technical mastery, mind-boggling virtuosity and a big and open heart. Simon Trpčeski, Aleksandar Krapovski, Sorin Spasinovici, Aleksandar Somov,Hidan Mamudov and Vlatko Nušev have it all. And more. Electrifying energy and palpable joy are topped with sparkling passion for their respected cultures and musical heritages. If you missed their fiery festival Maribor debut in 2021, our Les Balkans, nobles et sentimentaux programme offers a chance to make up for it and experience The Balkans at its best!