We are glad to present to your attention a cultural program taking place at SeptepemberHotels as part of the SlovoNovo2019 Forum.
To get detailed information and buy your tickets, please visit https://whatwhere.world/
Hey, Montenegro! Listen to Omar! Omar Torrez. One of the most prominent guitarists of our time.
September 20, 2019, 19.30, Hotel Zebra, Tivat
Tom Waits band guitarist, winner of the Jimmy Hendrix guitar competition, student of Juan Serrano, flamenco virtuoso, salsa, blues, rock and funk master and just an incredible musician comes to Montenegro.
Tickets are available here (but you can just come) — https://whatwhere.world/…/13913317-omar-torres-in-monteneg…/
Omar Torrez literally burst into the music scene. In the Seattle Opera Concert Hall during the Bumbershoot Festival, he stepped out with someone else’s guitar in his hands and won the Jimmy Hendrix National Guitar Competition.
After that, he formed a group that played a mixture of funk, rock, blues, as well as Afro-Cuban rhythms, which became popular on the west coast of the United States.
Then Torrez became interested in the music of Andalusian gipsies, flamenco and Cuban salsa. Flamenco taught him to play the famous guitarist Juan Serrano. As a result, Torres became a skilled classical guitarist and flamenco performer.
The talent of the musician was noticed by the cult artist — Tom Waits. He invited Omar to his band as a concert guitarist for the 2008 European and American Glitter and Doom tour.
The guitarist shared the stage with artists such as Jethro Tull, Tony Levin, Bill Laswell, Kinky, Sidestepper, Pancho Sanchez, Mumiy Troll, Nortec Collective, Francisco Aguabella, Kanye West and many others.
Omar Torrez created his own musical style, combining blues, rumba, funk and various very unexpected musical experiments.
Omar Torrez’ album «A Night of Serious Drinking» (2012) was produced by Tony Berg, who previously worked with artists such as Michael Penn, Bob Dylan, Pink, Public Image Ltd.
Among the latest projects of Omar — «Cancion Maldita», a collaboration with the famous Mexican DJ Roberto Mendoza.
On the eve of the second SlovoNovo forum, we are sharing with you memories of how beautiful it was last year:
September 20 – 28, in Montenegro, in the city of Budva, the second SlovoNovo Forum of Russian Culture in Europe will take place. The forum is organized by the Dukley European Art Community with the assistance of Stratex Group and the SeptemberHotels.com chain.
The forum will bring together under its auspices Russian, Russian-speaking writers, artists, musicians, journalists, entrepreneurs, primarily those who fully or partially live and work outside of Russia.
Our guests shared their impressions about the rest in the new hotel of the chain – Zebra.
Photography is of great power. But the painting is even stronger since the image that the viewer sees has already been passed through the gaze, figurative perception, the artist’s imagination. As a result, beauty in the eyes of the artist is superimposed on beauty in the eyes of the viewer. And this is a double beauty!
We invite you to see the double beauty of our amazing places — Boka Kotorska. Multiply what you saw here with what you see with your own eyes. And it will be a beauty multiplied by three!
Riblja čorba (Riblya Chorba) is another symbol of the seaside Montenegrin cuisine. Actually, the dish is simple and one of the most traditional in the country. This thick fish soup is usually on the menu of each local restaurant. But the dish is so wonderful, and you just need to try it. Most likely, having tried Riblja čorba once, you will order it over and over again during your stay in Montenegro.
The soup is prepared in restaurants in the morning, after cleaning the morning catch. All that is not suitable for serving as a la carte dishes are perfect for this dish. The remaining pieces of boneless white fish are marinated in lemon juice for a couple of hours, which makes fish fillets more delicious and resistant to cooking. In the same time all bones, skin, tails, fins are to cook thick fish broth.
When the broth is ready, fish and other ingredients are put into it.
Usually, riblja čorba includes:
white fish (including local cod)
sweet purple bow
paprika of different colours
tomato (but often not included)
ground sweet paprika
celery root or stalks
As a rule, the dish is served along with a slice of lemon, which can be squeezed in to give it a fresher taste.
Apparently, for a typical European tourist one big bowl is a whole lunch.
A bit of fantastic Montenegrin blues this winter evening – enjoy!
(P.S. Meanwhile summer is coming)
The unique chance to enjoy real French wines in Montenegro – do not miss it!
The new wine list is available now at our Carrubba restaurant.
It features a meticulously selected collection of Henry de Bellegarde wines from the best Franch winemakers – the first time in Montenegro.
P.S. Some of that wines have been served on the wedding of the H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco!