The eighth edition of DAM festival, the International Festival of Young Musicians, begins November 1 at 8 p.m. at the National Theater of Kosovo. K2.0 has made a list of suggestions on the acts, performances, and parties you must not miss!
You’ve never heard percussion like this before
Sudar Percussion, a Croatian musical ensemble are the opening act of the festival. Known for their contemporary and classical pieces, movie scores, and original compositions for piano by Matej Mestrovic, the five percussionists bring all of the above together in an extraordinary way.
DAM isn’t only about classical music - expect electronic offerings as well. Various clubs across the city will host performances by DJs such as Flooder, Toton and Dardan Ramabaja, representing the alternative scene of the genre.
Strings at the mall
The string quartet “Prishtina” will be performing at Albi Mall in order to be closer to a public that doesn’t necessarily come in regular contact with classical music. The quartet consists of Visar Kuci, Avni Thaqi, Arianit Shehu and Fraim Gashi, all members of the Kosovo Philharmonic who’ve decided not to perform in the usual venues - there is a lack of performance spaces to begin with.
Haveit, a group of four performance artists will take part in this edition of the festival. However, the program does not specify when and where their performance will be take place.
The dealers are back
Participating in the guest program, The Dealers, a play by Bekim Lumi is scheduled for November 2 at the Laboratory Theatre.
You don’t know what hip-bop is? Neither do we!
The festival’s last performance, Post DAM, will be held on November 25, with a hip-bop quintet made up of Nesim Maxhuni (drums), Dukagjin Muhaxherri (saxophone), Visar Kuci (guitar), Jeton Dolaku (piano), and Enver Muhamedi (bass). This performance is also the debut of the group’s new album.
To find out more about the 8th edition of DAM click here, and see you there!
Photo credits: Arben Llapashtica