Monsieur Doumani i Bab L’ Bluz

The performance of two unusual bands, Monsieur Doumani and Bab L Bluz, who skilfully combine modern electro styles with folk and groove from different climates in the characteristic world music genre, is brought to us by the Pocket Globe festival, on Friday, 11 November, at 8 p.m. in the Youth Theatre, on the Pera Dobrinović stage.

  • Monsieur Doumani (CYP)

The multiple award-winning trio Monsieur Doumani, originally from the island of Cyprus, has been impressing audiences around the world for the past ten years with music strongly rooted in the Eastern Mediterranean. Their music has been widely presented in the world media, and so far they have performed countless times, including at the most famous festivals, such as: ESNS, WOMEX, WOMAD, Sziget, Trans Musicales, and many others. Although their line-up may sound unusual for a three-piece group (curas – small bouzouki, trombone, acoustic guitar), Monsieur Doumani uses electronics, effects and loop pedals to enter a world that is refreshing and exciting. The fourth album Pissourin, published by the Glitterbeat Records, takes their trademark – Mediterranean sound – into the depths of psychedelia and avant-folk. This is a dance fever storm of strings, multi-layered singing and low-pitched trombone. The members of the group are: Antonis Antoniu (drums, vocals, electronics), Demetris Yiasemides (trombone, flute) and Andys Skordis (guitar, drums, percussion, vocals). The concert in Novi Sadwill be their third performance in Serbia, after two concerts in Belgrade, at the Todo Mundo festival (2018) and at the Dim club (2019).

  • Bab L’ Bluz (MAR/FRA)

Founded in in Marrakech in 2018, the Bab L’ Bluz band is the result of a dream of joining the guembri (a type of guitar) to the international scene of contemporary music. At the same time, the Moroccan-French quartet Bab L’ Bluz is bringing the blues back to North Africa. Led by a Moroccan woman in a traditionally male role, the band is devoted to the revolution, promoting an attitude that is in line with the Moroccan youth movement ‘nayda’ – a new wave of artists and musicians who draw on local heritage, singing verses about freedom in the Moroccan-Arabic dialect. Ancient and current, funky and rhythmic, inspired by Arabic verses, sublime vocals and bass-heavy groove, the debut album of the band Nayda! as if pulsating from the very heart of the Maghreb. Some describe them as Hot Psychedelic Gnawa Blues. The band members are: Yousra Mansour (lead vocals, awisha, percussion, guembri), Brice Bottin (guembri, guitar, percussion, backing vocals), Hafid Zouaoui (drums, backing vocals) and Jérôme Bartolomé (flute, percussion, backing vocals). This is their premiere performance in Serbia.

The concert will be held as part of the first World Music Festivala Pocket Globe consisting of six extraordinary concerts at the University of Novi Sad (Novi Sad Synagogue / Youth Theatre), from 10 to 12 November. As part of the concert programme, artists from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Morocco, France, Turkey, Cyprus and Iran will perform.

Photo: Promo




11. Nov 2022.


8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


The Youth Theatre
Ignjata Pavlasa 4, Novi Sad


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