Archive for 14. August 2016.

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Winners of 56. Guca trumpet competition

--56. Final competitions of trumpet orchestras--

1. Best drummer - Slavisa Stamenkovic, member of Sinsa Stanovic orchestra from Zaguzanje
2. Best Bass player – Danijel Krstic, member of Sasa Pavlovic orchestra
3. Best tenor player – Igor Ristic, member of Bojan Krstic orchestra from Vladicin Han
4. Best played tune (song) – Sinisa Stankovic orchestra from Zaguzanje
5. Best played “Kolo” (traditional circle dance) – Sasa Krstic Orchestra from Zaguzanje
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6. First placed orchestra – Bojan Ristic orchestra from Vladicin Han
7. Second placed orchestra – Stefan Mladenovic orchestra
8. Third placed orchestra – Bozidar Nikolic orchestra
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9. First trumpet – Sasa Krstic from Zaguzanje
10. Second trumpet – Stefan Mladenovic from Vranje
11. Third trumpet – Bojan Ristic from Vladicin Han
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12. First trumpet, voted by the audience – Marko Gligorijevic from Dub

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(AFP) Guca in world

Serbia draws crowds for turbocharged trumpet festival

© AFP | The five-day event, usually attracts around 200,000 to 300,000 music-lovers from Serbia and abroad, according to organiser Marija Pavlovic

GUCA (SERBIA) (AFP) - A small town in western Serbia is hosting the world's largest trumpet festival, a raucous annual celebration of brass bands that draws crowds of hundreds of thousands.

Now in its 56th year, the Guca festival brings together dozens of Serbian bands who compete for prestigious awards and entertain revellers in a turbocharged street party.

The five-day event, which ends Sunday, usually attracts around 200,000 to 300,000 music-lovers from Serbia and abroad, according to festival organiser Marija Pavlovic.

"We have every year more and more foreign tourists coming here, so we are very happy," she told AFP.

Brass band music is symbolic of Serbian culture and Pavlovic said the festival began "spontaneously" outside Guca's church back in 1961, growing in popularity each year.

A three-hour drive from the capital Belgrade and home to just a few thousand people, Guca is now famed for its yearly festivities and a statue of a trumpeter stands in its centre.

Following preliminary heats held throughout the year, the best bands compete on Guca's main stages while others play for tips on the streets and in cafes, as whole pigs and lambs are roasted on spits.

Beer and rakija, the local brandy, are drunk in abundance at what is officially called the Dragacevo Assembly of Trumpet Players, after the region in which it is held.

Among the first-time visitors this year is Danish tourist Anders Vold, 25, who has attended Denmark's leading Roskilde music festival several times but said Guca was in a different league.

"It's like Roskilde on steroids, with Balkan brass," he said.

"Everyone has to experience this because it's crazy and it's very good, and the people are so nice."

© 2016 AFP

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First Champion of Guca

Champion of Guca trumpet festival  for the year 2016 was a trumpet player Ekrem Mamutović who with his orchestra won the competition "Masters of trumpets", first held this year. The winner has won the title of Champion of Guca and  a cash prize of one million dinars(8000 €), the statuette Desimir Tosic, memorial awards in memory of the Trumpet player who won the first Dragačevo 1961.

Champion of Guca has received the exclusive right to represent Guca around the world to the next festival.
After receiving the award, Mamutović with Orchestra held a concert at the Festival in front of thousands of visitors.

The competition of trumpet masters, held last night, attended by 11 orchestras, and the awards were decided by a jury whose president was the legend of trumpet Boban Markovic. All 11 participants of the competition also voted, but they could not vote for themselves.

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LAST MINUTE OFFER FOR 1 OR 2 NIGHTS 

Offer for today
One room with double bed  for all days

minimum  3 nights reservation
Please contact us immediately and make your reservation  info@guca.rs

At a special lower price available rooms:
- double room for 10.08.(Wednesday) and 11.08.2016.(Thursday) 
- three beds room for the night 11.08.2016.
- three beds room for the night 13.08.2016.(Saturday)  
- hostel room of four beds for 11.08.2016.

info@guca.rs

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Concert tickets

If you want to visit the concerts (our mega giga folk rock stars) on Wednesday and Sunday , do not you worry because tickets at the price of RSD 800 (EUR 6.5) will be available at the ticket office next to the stadium in Guca

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