June 8, 2019 - The Serbian band Baobab opens the second edition of the Independent Art Festival MORZ (an acronym for Marine Rhythm of Life, in Montenegrin Morski Ritam Život), which will be held from 21 to 23 June at the Amphitheater of Herceg Novi Theater.
Like the first edition, the MORZ festival consists of three segments - concerts of musicians and bands from the post-Yugoslavian alternative scene, the exhibition of young regional artists - illustrators and film programs.
The organizer of MORŽ is the portal Herceg Novi Cool in cooperation with the Secretariat for Culture of the Municipality of Herceg Novi, the Public Institution Herceg Fest, the Montenegrin Cinemateque and the Cafe Cinema. The beginning of this year's MORZ is scheduled for Friday, 21 June at 9 pm, when the official opening of the festival and exhibition will be followed by projection of the film and concert of the Baobab band.
Over 20 years of experience and three albums, the band Baobab, led by Misa Petrović, have proved themselves to the audience - and their latest collection, "Our Time," is considered one of the most excellent newer Serbian music releases.
Vladimir Skočajić Skoča, the author of the cult Gustav FM radio show, said: "Sometimes they remind me of Wilco, sometimes Neil Young, sometimes on War on Drugs, and most often of Baobab. The first single "How Greatly Love Has / In the City That Tones, In a Land That Has No" I would enter as the anthem of this unfortunate country. It's pure perfection."
The MORZ Art program is a cross-section of the post-Yugoslav illustrator scene, which without any thematic barriers is one of the most brilliant components of contemporary independent culture. While the topic of last year's edition was the sea, the genre of the second MORZ film program is 'road movies.'
The author of the visual identity of the festival is the young Montenegrin illustrator, Vuk Bojanić.
In the coming days, MORZ will announce new music program names.
All MORZ programs will take place in the cult space for Herceg Novi's generations, the Amphitheater of Herceg Novi Theater and its surroundings.
The quality and potential for growth of MORZ have been recognized by the Herceg Novi Municipality, Acoustica Cicak, Simo Milošević Igalo Institute, the Sea Property, Hotel Herceg Novi, Krušo Herceg Novi, Buffet Beograd, and Pizzeria Galeria Topla.