slider

Malamor

Artist

Under the leadership of singer, composer and lyricist Sanaa Taha, the band of seasoned musicians creates eclectic music, or, - to use the band’s self-coined term for their signature genre: postglam retromex soulpunk.

Malidah

Artist

Malidah is the moniker of Slovenian artist Kaja Skrbinšek, singer of trip hop duo Liamere, who in 2016 released her debut album “Lonely Souls”. At MENT 2020, she performed her new audio-visual piece in which explores the relationship between sound, hand gestures and moving images. Using Leap Motion technology, a sensor for the reception and translation of hand gestures, she examines the specific links between visual and sound properties. Malidah’s minimalistic and glitchy performance is realised solely through the gestures of her hands.

Manca Berlec

Artist

An aspiring young musician, Manca Berlec is making a name for herself as an accomplished singer-songwriter.

Mandolin Orchestra

Artist

The highly distinctive Ljubljana Mandolin Orchestra is among a handful of Slovenian ensembles that have devoted their music career to the mandolin. It wasn’t until recently that mandolin has found its rightful place in Slovenia as a significant component of different music genres, from classical to pop music. The Mandolin Orchestra considers it a duty and a pleasure to foster appreciation for this gentle stringed instrument and original mandolin music among the Slovenian audiences. Their repertoire includes numerous works by classical composers, arrangements of folk tunes, folk music, film and pop-rock music, as well as evergreen tunes. In a career spanning thirty-nine years, the Mandolin Orchestra has held a number of successful concerts at home and abroad. Great critical acclaim and most especially the enthusiastic and ever bigger following show that they are taking steps in the right direction.

Manouche

Artist

Manouche is a five-member band formed in late 2011 by Robert Pikl and Marco Grabber. The collective performs electro swing, a blend of electronic dance music and so-called gypsy swing (“manouche jazz” is the French term for gypsy jazz), a style of jazz started in the 1920s and ‘30s. Manouche announced their arrival on the Slovenian music scene by performing at the Viktor Awards Ceremony in March 2012. Their first self-penned songs, most notably Kje si lubi? (Where Are You, Baby?) and Bi šla naprej? (Shall We Keep Going?), rapidly raised the band’s visibility on the Slovenian music scene. Manouche thus gave their second live appearance as the supporting act for the French chansonniere Zaz in Ljubljana’s Križanke Theatre at the invitation of the concert promoter. They went on a short tour of France in October 2014, with an appearance at the Le Grand Soufflet Accordion Festival in Rennes. German record company Lola’s World selected them for its 2016 Electro Swing Revolution compilation, and the following year the band featured on the Electro Swing compilation released on the ZYX Music label, sharing the spotlight with some of the greatest names in the genre. In 2017, the renowned English agency Scarlett Entertainment published an article on Manouche, hailing them as a sensational vintage jazz band whose playful mixture of genres and charismatic stage shows put a smile on any face.

Marcos Fink

Artist

Marcos Fink performs as soloist in opera and concert houses around the world. He is regularly invited by concert and opera organizers, concert houses, conductors, composers and stage managers. He is not restricted to a certain music period. Marcos Fink sets high standards for himself concerning vocal and stage performance and is convinced that an artist has to be in the service of music and theater.

Marko Batista

Artist

Marko Brecelj

Artist

Slovenian singer-songwriter Marko Brecelj started out as a violinist in the quartet Three blacks and the Ljubljana trio Krik. His first reognition as a singer-songwriter came with the Jury Prize in 1974 at the Youth Festival in Subotica. The same year he released his first album Cocktail in collaboration with Bojan Adamič. The album was awarded the »Sedem sekretarjev SKOJ-a« Prize. It also features the song Hiškar Rogač, which was recorded in collaboration with some band members of the group Sedem svetlobnih let. With them, he established the rock band Buldožer, for which he wrote the lyrics and performed as a singer. The group was popular throughout Yugoslavia and Brecelj became one of the most well-known frontmen vocalists and authors of the Yugoslav rock scene of the seventies. After leaving the band, he refocused on his solo career as a singer-songwriter. Ivan Volarič - Feo and Brecelj then joined their creativity and founded the Duo Zlatni zubi (Duo Golden teeth). In 1983 and 1984, he was the frontman of the band Marjanov čudni zajec (Marjan’s strange rabbit). In the late ‘80s he collaborated with saxophone player Primož Šmit and bass guitarist Aleš Jošt in the making of the project Javna vaja (Public exercise). He also performed as guest artist in bands such as SRP and Strelnikoff among others. His output is characterised by irony and critique of the bourgeois society. In 1981, he became the head of the Koper Youth and Culture Centre. In 2019, he was the recipient of the annual Ježek Award by RTV Slovenia.

Marko Churnchetz

Artist

Marko Črnčec alias Marko Churnchetz (1986) graduated in classical piano from the Maribor Music and Ballet Conservatory, Churnchetz majored in classical and jazz piano in 2009 from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. It was only a year later that his first two albums in his own right were released on the B.A.S.E. label. He is a prolific composer and recording artists.

Marko Grobler

Artist

An award-winning singer-songwriter who leads his own band. He is active in the fields of songwriting and chanson. He also writes film music.