31. August
at 20.00
Staro mestno jedro (Old Town) - Ljubljana



20.00   Gulaza (Israel)
Igal Gulaza, vocals, percussion
Yair Hashahar, guitars
Leat Sabbah, cello
David Dagmi, jumbush, percussion

Israeli ensemble and Arabic music – male vocals with female songs from Yemen, intertwined with modern instrumental textures.

22.00   tAman (Bosnia in Herzegovina, Slovenia)
Maida Džinić, vocals
Jelena Ždrale, violin, vocals
Luka Ropret, guitar
Nino de Gleria, double bass
Marjan Stanić, drums

Sevdah with innovative musicians who breathe spontaneity into the traditional Bosnian genre.


11.00   13. Ljubljanska feria – KUD Luna Gitana

A street celebration with the sounds of flamenco, inspired by picturesque Andalusian cities. Musical indulgence, enjoying Spanish music and dancing.

20.15   Vruja (Slovenia)
Gorast Radojević, piccolo bass, electric bass guitar
Niki Germovšek, violin
Veronika Vižintin, cajon
Alenka Kranjac, vocals
Marino Kranjac, vocals, violin, guitar, bagpipe, wind instruments
Gabrijel Križman, vocals, guitar, mandola, flute
Peter Kaligarič, accordion

Vruja – the Istrian spring of trilingual and multicultural tradition and musical sparkle, typical of coastal artists.

22.00   Goran Bojčevski Quintet (Macedonia, Slovenia)
Goran Bojčevski, clarinet
Miha Petric, guitar
Jan Sever, keyboards
Žiga Kožar, drums
Nejc Škofic, keyboards, keyboard bass

Goran Bojčevski’s original genre (Balkan nuevo) connects diversity – from the Southern temperament to classical structures, from Balkan patterns to Latin music.

*In case of rain at 23.oo at Novi trg.


20.30   Myrddin, flamenco guitar (Belgija)

This guitar genius upgrades the traditional flamenco style with virtuosity and elements of jazz and classical music.

22.00   Sentido (Slovenia)
Urška Centa, dance, palmas
Mitja Obed, dance, palmas
Primož Fleischman, alt saxophone, flute
Tomaž Pačnik, piano
Nino Mureškič, percussion

A charming evening of flamenco, music and dance, with some ethno-jazz highlights.


20.30   Mihael Hrustelj trio (Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia)
Mihael Hrustelj, guitar, vocals
Jeroen van der Ley, bass guitar
George Panaite, drums

The sound of the trio is a small encyclopedia of world fusion: Balkan traditions and elements of Indian classical music coexist with Western popular genres and European classical music.


20.30   Aleja Sniva

A concert of selected participants of the singing master classes organized by the Slovene cultural society Glasbena matica.


20.00   Studio Dansa – SWING

Dance night for all swing enthusiasts.


12.00   Dacia Family picknick

16.30   Cubismo (Cuba, Venezuela, Croatia, Slovenia)
Hrvoje Rupčić, congas, vocals
Ricardo Luque, vocals
Davor Križić, trumpet
Nenad Grahovac, trombone, vocals
Mario Igrec, guitar
Mario Penton Hernandez, piano, vocals
Krešimir Tomec, bass guitar
Zdravko »Barba« Tabain, drums, timbales
Mladen Ilić, bongos

An energetic blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms characterized by the unique music style of the band which is considered one of the most recognizable in this part of Europe.


Nights in Old Ljubljana Town (29th – 31st August)  will be also this year a part of the two-year international project Voices of Minorities, supported by the EU programme Creative Europe.

»Voices of Minorities« is a joint project of four festivals from four countries: Nights in Old Ljubljana Town – Imago Sloveniae (Slovenija), Budapest Folk Fest – Hagyományok Háza (Budapest, Hungary), Musicastrada (Toscany, Italy) and Trefpunt (Ghent, Belgium). With the Voices of Minorities project, we would like to point out the often underestimated, even overlooked, but none the less essential influence that ethnic minorities are constantly exercising upon society and (especially musical) culture in Europe. The project specifically refers to the current refugee crisis, the general public’s attitude towards it and the process of integration of refugees into a new living environment. On the basis of intercultural dialogue, through education and awareness-raising as well as by connecting representatives of different ethnic minorities and the general public, we want to stimulate reflection on this issues and on possible positive effects on the integration of ethnic minorities into society, thereby contributing to the openness of society for the differences in the long run.

The main idea of the project is the exchange of musicians and groups whose music reflects the effects of ethnic minorities among the four participating partners. Each of the partners offers several bands representing the music of ethnic minorities in their countries in exchange. The result is a collection of names of musically diverse performers representing minorities from many different areas of Europe and other continents, giving festival program leaders the freedom to design musical content. All programs will reflect the music of minorities, and at the same time, due to the different choices of individual festivals, they will also be very diverse.
An important aspect is the revival of cultural heritage, as the programs of all participating festivals will be held in historic old town centers.

The Old Ljubljana Town will thus be revived in the last week of August as the cultural venue of the biggest street festival in the capital. More than 30 concerts of ethno / jazz music and other cultural events will take place in more than 10 locations in the embrace of the magical historic ambience. The International ethnomusicological symposium “Sound, a poem, a political activity” will be held within the framework of the festival, which is being prepared in cooperation with the leading international association of ethnomusicologists and ethno choreologists ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music).

So, mark it as soon as possible on the calendar to spend the last weekend of August with thousands of other music lovers. As in all past years, all the events of the Nights in Old Ljubljana Town will be free for visitors.

Have a look also to project-partner’s festivals:

  • Budapest Folk Fest (Hagyományok Háza) | 22nd–25th May 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

  • Musicastrada | 5th July 9th August 2019 | Toscany, Italy

  • Trefpunt | 19th–28th July 2019 | Ghent, Belgium

Project partners:



© IMAGO SLOVENIAE 2023. Vse pravice pridržane
Izdelava spletne strani: Pozitiven Design, Oblikovanje: LUKS Studio