Congratulations! After careful consideration, the international jury of MOST Music has decided to select 12 bands or artists for Round 2 of MOST Music’s Balkan Music Export pillar.

This program seeks out and presents the best emerging artists of the Balkan world music scene. This is the second year of MOST, so we were ecstatic to have received over 100 applications for the Balkan Music Export pillar alone, and the jury had an especially hard job selecting only 12.

Let’s listen to fresh and inspired music from the Balkans, showcasing the many faces of this region – progressive and traditional, minimalistic and war-torn, fusion, complex, mindful and spiritual.

Without further ado, please welcome the winners or Round 2! 

Click on the links to see photos, videos, read the artists’ bio and listen to their music.

The jury consisted of internationally renowned world music experts:

  • Simon Broughton, Editor-in-chief of Songlines Magazine [UK],
  • Olsi Sulejmani, President of Balkan World Music Management [IT],
  • Dejan Vujinovic, Artistic director of Etnofest and Jazziré music festivals [RS],
  • Rok Kosir, Booking agent, Manager at R.O.K. booking & management [SI]
  • Balázs Weyer, Programming Director of Hangvető [HU]

Stay tuned for the Songlines – MOST Selection CD featuring the best tracks of these fresh Balkan musicians!

* KOSOVO –  Eligible to participate in the Creative Europe ProgramThis designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

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