Three-day International Classical Guitar Festival ‘Ubuntu Guitarfest’ begins in Banja Luka on Saturday.

The event, which is organized by the Association of Guitar Players ‘102 Strings’, will feature solo concerts in the Cultural Center ‘Banski Dvor’ and the RS Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as master classes, competitions, lectures and presentation of instruments in premises of ‘Vlado Milosevic’ Music School and the Banja Luka Academy of Fine Arts.

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Master classes and lectures will be held by prominent guitar professors and teachers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.

Statement on the event’s official website reads that the goal of ‘Ubuntu Guitarfest’ is to put the classical guitar in the focus of culture and cultural events, and “connect guitarists from the region of South-East Europe, for the intensified exchange of musical knowledge and experience”. 

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One of the organizers Natasa Jokic reminded that ‘Guitarfest’ had been taking place in Banja Luka for some 10 years in a row, and ‘Ubuntu Guitarfest’ was an attempt to renew the tradition.

Entry to all concerts is free of charge.