The Balkan World Music Guide is a free pocket book published by Hangvető, the leading organization of MOST Music that gives you a comprehensive overview to a vibrant scene and the achievements of the 4-year-long project in Southeast Europe and beyond.
The guide features 30 Balkan artists selected by an expert international jury including Simon Broughton, Balazs Weyer, Olsi Suleimani, Rok Kosir and Dejan Vujonic. They represent the cream of the crop: selected from over 600 total appliactions submitted to MOST Music, they are the best examples of the deep rooted heritage, powerful songs, and the progressive thought that best describes contemporary Balkan world music.
Alongside the bands and musicians, you’ll find 27 Balkan-based and 24 Western-European festivals and music venues in the pocket book, representing the colourful parties and high-energy fiestas of the Balkan peninsula and beyond. From the crowd-funded Goulash Disko on the Croatian coast to the heritage-honoring festivities of Lokum Fest in Bitola, North Macedonia, this selection of festivals will not disappoint! Have fun browsing the Balkan World Music Guide, and let us know which artists and festival most captured your attention!
As MOST targeted not only musicians and festivals, but young professionals too, we proudly present the the managers, organisers, agents and organisers who participated in MOST’s traineeship program and gained new skills and knowledge to shape the future of music further. Flip through the guide and meet these 20 young professionals!
MOST also acted as an incubator for projects connecting the music sector and cities. Discover the 12 supported Urban Project Hub projects that drew the ties between the creative sector and the region’s urban environments closer for a vivid and vibrant local music scene.