TAKT Fest at the end of the month in Novi Sad

After a successful last year, TACT Party will be held this year in Novi Sad from September 23 to 25. This year’s location of the festival is Index ForumJirečokova bb.

TAKT fest is a multimedia, intercultural festival that is organized for the eleventh time in a row in Novi Sad. It started as a festival that provided support to those who didn’t have space at big festivals. Over the years, they have become international and recognizable for their promotion and nurturing of authentic artistic creativity. Competitors come with and without experience, confirmed and unconfirmed, and apart from the competitive music part of the festival, they also participate in all other activities during the multi-day festival: film and theater part, performances, concerts, panels, workshops and socializing with participants from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia , Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, France and from other countries.

The organizer of the TAKT fest is the Cultural Association, one of the most successful organizations in the field of culture from Serbia, which is confirmed by numerous international projects during its almost 20 years of existence. Kulturanova initiates intercultural and intersectoral dialogue in society, encouraging youth creativity through artistic education, production of cultural content and improvement of public policies in the field of culture and youth. It realizes its programs through four program units: Teatarnova, Muzikanova, Medianova and Futuranova.

In the musical part this year, you can hear the Belgrade band E-play as well as many young bands Echo Spiritus, Uzboizmo, Grizete, Lagana sreda but also the performance of last year’s TAKT Fest winner Dude Bouržujka. Definitely not to miss the concert “Healing Together”bands from Kosovo, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina who will present activist songs that are inspired by the feelings, reactions and main conclusions of young people about narratives in the region.

And at the Round Table entitled “V4+ Producing music in V4 + region and beyond” you can hear everything about how to start a music career from the beginning. Experts from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia and the western region will talk about how to make/organize a tour, how to get a contract with a publisher and how to distribute music on streaming platforms. The festival supports original creativity and unestablished artists and experts, and everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion. They will be able to hear specific advice, experiences and knowledge from different countries and contexts, which can help them in their further work, but also enable new opportunities and collaborations.

One part of the program is the “Messages to the Region” exhibition. The exhibition consists of drawings by young people from Kosovo, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. They were created during workshops within the “Media & Art in service of reconciliation” project, which is supported through the Western Balkan Fund. The exhibition presents the thoughts, feelings and experiences of young people about current narratives in the region.

Proposals of the festival

Individuals and musical groups, authors of musical works have the right to participate in the festival, regardless of the geographical origin of the participants and the genre of music, in accordance with the rules and ethical code of the festival, and the use of only acoustic instruments without the use of effects is allowed.

Preference is given to participants (solo performers) or songwriters (in the case of a group performance) under 35 years of age. One author’s song is taken part in the festival.

More details about the propositions at www.taktfest.org

On Takt, you can also follow the presentation of the final works on the River to the Community project, which combines the ecology of the community and the river. During the pre-tact residency, they worked on the improvement of the Danube bank through workshops, volunteering and community activation. The main goal of the project is to further strengthen cooperation between the contemporary cultural and creative scenes of Hungary and Serbia and between societies and citizens in the border region, focusing on our mutual cultural identity represented through common rivers.

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