Fusion of nature and culture at Sajeta Creative Camp
Ljubljana, 1 July - The 20th Sajeta art and music festival will get under way near the town of Tolmin on Monday, bringing progressive music and ideas to the north-western Sotočje region. The festival's international line-up will include the cult krautrock German band faUSt and popular Montenegrin performer Rambo Amadeus, dubbed Rambo Amadeus the World Kilo Tzar.
Since its launch in 1998, the Sajeta Creative Camp festival has strived towards setting up a cultural-artistic lab in nature. The event brings contemporary creative practices to the rural area along the emerald Soča river instead of performing them in urban centres, where such activities usually take place.
According to the organisers, it also aims to transcend generational, social or geographical differences and integrate various audiences, thus promoting inclusion and acceptance.
The eclectic line-up will kick off the period of summer music festivals in Tolmin, including musical acts which have already performed on the Sajeta stage, such as the local experimental band Salamandra Salamandra and Rambo Amadeus, whose previous concert was sold-out nine years ago. Some of his fans compare the performer, famous for his witty lyrics and eclectic music, to Frank Zappa.
Another festival's highlight will present hypnotic noise music experiments of the iconic German band faUSt, which is considered one of the most innovative music groups ever.
The programme will also include the festival's newcomers, such as the singer Sainkho Namtchylak, who hails from Tuva, an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation just north of Mongolia, and is famous for her Tuvan throat singing. She will be joined on stage by the Japan improvisation guitarist Kazuhiha Uchihashi.
The festival, running until 7 July, will also feature creative workshops, lectures, discussions, performances, exhibitions, film screenings and children's activities. The concert segment begins on Wednesday.