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UNITED STATES OF BALKANS IS OUR DREAM

When you listen to an hour and a half of ska, reggae and rap spiced with familiar Balkan sound, Roma melodies and pop evergreens, when crowds dance to songs by Goran Bregovic and Manu Chao,... Borders don’t mean anything

The Balkans are a fascinating gastronomic region – Balkon3 interview with Zlatko Gall

“Eating only wholegrain cereal, some green leaves, drinking Evian water and running for 50 km a day. To hell with that! That’s not life” – Balkon3 interview with Zlatko Gall, a Croatian journalist, commentator, one of... Let people travel, not groceries
Balkan sound in the heart of the Big Apple

Balkan sound in the heart of the Big Apple

Interview with New York Gypsy All-Stars: Exciting musical journey with artists from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and the United States. A Greek bassist ducked into a little bar in New York’s Alphabet City and heard the...

Balkon3 interview: Richard Galliano

When it comes to French accordion player Richard Galliano, it can be said that he did for the European music tradition what his mentor Astor Piazzolla has done with the Argentinian tango – he elevated... his music carries sorrow, joy and optimism
“Turks and Greeks, as well as other neighbors are – indeed also literally – brothers”

“Turks and Greeks, as well as other neighbors are – indeed also literally – brothers”

Periklis Tsoukalas from BaBa ZuLa on interview for Balkon3 The BaBa ZuLa concert! Not just an event, but every time an holistic artistic experience, a “audio-visual feast” as the band themselves say. BaBa ZuLa represent...

Balkon3 Interview with Goran Gajic, director of “The Fall of Rock & Roll”and “The Storks Will Return”

Have Gun – Will Travel! Goran, film and music are your life, actually there is nothing else that can describe your life more accurately. So, how’s life? Fast and furious (laughs)…I live an ordinary life,... Music and film are very good companions

An unusual orchestra of soul mates

Apparently, it was just an ordinary band that can be heard in busy places in different cities round the world. However, as you get closer to hear their music you see it is not quite... Music from an unusual band
Ljubojna: The whole world grew out of folklore, even the craziest creations!

Ljubojna: The whole world grew out of folklore, even the craziest creations!

Interview with Vera Milosevska and Oli Josifovski of Ljubojna: The popular myth about Macedonia where “don’t dance or sing in Macedonia as you will be out sang or out danced” is no longer valid. The... The audiences love to feel elated
Balkon3 interview with Rabih Abou Khalil: Bridging Cultural Divides

Balkon3 interview with Rabih Abou Khalil: Bridging Cultural Divides

“When people speak about multiculturalism, it has never been different since humans left Africa and spread throughout the world. There is no pure culture. Anyone who thinks there is a pure culture… that is a... Jazz is a meeting of Africa and Europe
Balkon3 interview with Zoran Predin – “The second wife in the harem”

Balkon3 interview with Zoran Predin – “The second wife in the harem”

The career of one of the best known and most popular Slovenian musicians, Zoran Predin, is anything but monotonous and dull. The audiences know Predin as a main author and front man for Lačni Franz...