World Music Fest Zeman is a world music festival that has been held in Novi Pazar for five years in a row . Although relatively young, World Music Fest Zeman has earned a reputation as a serious festival with an excellent program that meets world standards in artistic, production and organizational terms. The goal of the festival is to promote artistic content that the audience does not have the opportunity to hear every day.
So far, the festival has featured well-known artists from around the world, such as: Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra, Vasil Hadžimanov, Damir Imamović, Kolektif Istanbul, Mavi Siyah, Marko Louis, ROYA Quartet, Zvezdana Novaković, Sentido, Rahat Trio, Sevdah Duende and Jusuf Brkić.
In addition to concerts, the festival organizes workshops where artists hang out with local musicians and music lovers where they share their professional experiences.
In 2020, the festival was included in the MOST Music program. It is a project supported by Creative Europe with the aim of bringing Balkan music closer to the World Music scene. Our festival is recognized as one of the 20 festivals in Europe with the greatest potential. This program aims to networking festivals with major European festivals in terms of sharing experiences and professional cooperation.
We are proud of the fact that we are one of the few festivals that in 2021 managed to organize a fantastic program despite all the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Novi Pazar is a multicultural environment with a very rich cultural and historical heritage and it is not surprising that our festival has a fantastic response primarily from young people but also from the audience other ages from the entire region.
Festival is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of Serbia, City of Novi Pazar and Cultural Center Novi Pazar.