MetalDays receives the Greener Festival Award 2016!
Another award for one of the 13 best metal festivals in the world.
The international non-profit organisation A Greener Festival, which assesses art and music festivals for their good environmental practices, has awarded 25 festivals from Europe and the United States of America for their environmentally aware waste management schemes at the award ceremony which took place on 13. January at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, the Netherdlands.
Among the winners of this annual award, established in 2007, is for the first time a Slovene festival - MetalDays. Its organizers have for many years offered to their visitors biodegradable tent pegs and last year replaced plastic with biodegradable packaging. MetalDays was among the first festivals to have introduced a so-called waste deposit in order to motivate festival-goers to clean up after themselves. They have also been actively addressing the problem of waste water in order to reduce the use of plastic chemical toilets and have replaced almost 50% of food of animal origin with vegan dishes as well as provided free drinking water for festival-goers.
Slovenian MoMENT @ Waves Vienna 2017
Waves will host a Slovenian reception for the 5th time! The best party in Vienna will take you on a roller coaster of good food, fresh drinks, great people and of course music. This year Waves hosts 3 Slovenian bands – КУКЛА, Daniel Vezoja & persons from porlock.
Three musicians receive this year's Prešeren Foundation Award
Among the winners of the award are composers Nina Šenk and Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar as well as clarinet player and multiinstrumentalist Boštjan Gombač.
The Golden Mask Award goes to Carmina Slovenica
Carmina Slovenica's music theatre production When the mountain changes its clothing isthe winner in the category »The Best Foreign Production Presented in Russia in 2015«.
Imer Brizani awarded a medal by President Pahor
At a special ceremony on 7 April the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor awarded Imer Brizani for his creative contribution to the promotion and visibility of Roma culture in Slovenia.
Slavko Avsenik passed away
The 86-year-old legendary accordion player and composer Slavko Avsenik, one of the most prolific ambassadors of Slovene music died on 2 July.