These days Balkanika Music Television presented its project The Balkan Music Awards 2011 on an official reception in Belgrade. The event was held at the National Tourism Organization of Serbia, with which the TV station recently signed a contract for partnership. The presentation of The Balkan Music Awards 2011 was attended by representatives of the music and media life of the countries of former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria as well as some representatives of local business and diplomatic elite, including His Excellency Mr. Georgi Dimitrov, the ambassador of Bulgaria in Serbia.
The host of the reception was the popular Serbian journalist Daniela Jankov which announced that she will be leading the awards ceremony on June 4 in Sofia again with Kamen Vodenicharov and the Bulgarian female singer Joanna. "We welcome the initiative of Balkanika Music Television for musical and cultural proximity of the Balkan people and support the television in her desire to be a cultural bridge in the Balkans, said the director of the National Tourism Organization of Serbia Gordana Plamenac and underlined that reliance on Balkanika Music Television in promoting tourism and the leading music events in Serbia in 2011.
In Belgrade ware announced the Best songs from all Balkan countries for 2010, as well as the winners of the special awards - the Romanian female singer Inna and the legendary composer Goran Bregovic, which will perform on the stage of The Balkan Music Awards 2011 in Sofia on June 4th.
At the promotion ware announced the official media partners of Balkan Music Awards 2011 for the territory of Serbia, which will broadcast the awards ceremony – PST and Radio Naxi.
Daniela Yankov will return to Bulgaria. The reason is that the beautiful Serb will once again be the host of the Balkan Music Awards. On June 4 at the Battenberg Square in Sofia Daniela will meet some of the biggest stars of Balkan Music at the moment. She will be having fun together with the audience in the square and millions of TV viewers in all Balkan countries.
For her return and participation Daniela will rely entirely on a Bulgarian team - stylists, make-up artists and hairdressers. Before she sets foot on Bulgarian soil, however, she will host an elegant party in Belgrade, which will present details about the final awards ceremony to the Serbian media.
Daniela is one of the most prominent names in the Serbian television broadcasting. Her presence in the Balkan Awards is a logical continuation of a successful career and her great popularity in most Balkan countries.
More than 30,000 people are expected to be there at the Alexander Battenberg Square on June 4 to witness the unique show of Goran Bregovic and his orchestra for weddings and funerals, the Romanian star Inna, and the winners of the award for Best Song in the Balkans. Many guest performers have already accepted the invitation to participate and perform their hits from the organizers - Balkanika Music Television, but their names will be announced next week.
Goran Bregovic is coming to Bulgaria. The star will be part of the ceremony for the Balkan Music Awards 2011. On June 4, Bregovic will ignite Battenberg Square with a memorable show alongside his Orchestra for weddings and funerals. Goran Bregovic is this year's winner of the award for "Contribution to the development of Balkan music”. Balkanika Television awards the prize for his highly successful career and the mark, which the artist has left in the history of world music.
He was born in Sarajevo. His mother was a Serb and his father - a Croat. In 1974 Goran formed his band "Bijelo dugme" (Bijelo dugme - white button). He is a composer and guitar player ("I chose the guitar because girls fall most of all for guitar players), he admits his eternal love for rock and roll: “At this time the rock had a significant role in our lives. It was the only way our voice could be heard” says Bregovic. With "Bijelo dugme", he rules the stages in former Yugoslavia for 15 whole years - from 1974 to 1989, breaks all discography records and sets rock and roll as a way of life for generations of his followers. In the late eighties Bregovic puts an end to his permanent stage performances, in order to compose the music for Emir Kusturica’s film "Time of the Gypsies". He is currently one of the most renown writers of film music.
Goran Bregovic will be the second winner of the award for "Contribution to the development of Balkan music”. In 2010 the prize was awarded to Anna Vissi. Along with the hits, which she presented, the Greek star surprised the audience with a surprise duet. Together with her the legendary Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics arrived in Sofia, and the two of them performed the world hit “Sweet Dreams”.
The winners of this year’s edition of the Balkan Music Awards have been chosen. After an online voting campaign it became clear which songs will win the “Best Song” category from each country. From the 28th of March to the 8th of April, Balkan music fans cast their vote at the awards’ website www.balkanmusicawards.com.
They will all be present at the awards ceremony for the Balkan Music Awards, which will be held on June 4th in Sofia. The 11 songs will be performed live at the fabulous event. On the 4th of June the winners of the “Best Male Performer”, “Best Female performer”, “Best Balkan Duet/Group”, “Best Balkan Video” and “Balkan Project” categories will also be revealed. Inna, who will receive the “Worldwide Breakthrough” award, will perform her own show, as will the winner of the “Lifetime Achievement” award.
I. „Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Albania for 2010”
Origjinale - AURELA GACE feat. Dr. FLORI & MARSEL
II. „Best Song in the Balkans from Bosnia and Herzegovina for 2010”
Vulkani - ARMIN MUZAFERIJA
III. „Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Bulgaria for 2010”
Tvoya Totalno - Alisia
IV. „Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Croatia for 2010”
Zavoli Me U Prolazu – COLONIA
V. „Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Greece for 2010”
An Isoun Agapi - ELENA PAPARIZOU
VI. „Best Song in the Balkans from FYR Macedonia for 2010”
Sakam Podobro Da Te Pamtam - ELENA RISTESKA
VII. „Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Montenegro for 2010”
Sedam Subota - ACA LUKAS & DADO POLUMENTA
VIII. „Best Song in the Balkans from Romania for 2010”
Sun Is Up - INNA
IX. „Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Slovenia for 2010”
Carobni Zagrljaj - REBEKA DREMELJ
X. „Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Serbia for 2010”
Dve U Meni - NATASA BEKVALAC
XI. „Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Turkey for 2010”
Hoscakal - EMRE AYDIN
Out of all the winners, only Colonia retain their title from the previous Balkan Music awards ceremony. The audience in Sofia and the millions of TV viewers will be able to enjoy an impressive show, which the Balkanika Music Television team is preparing.
Today at midnight ends the voting for Balkan Music Awards 2011. The Fans have a few more hours to support their favourites in 16 categories, bringing together the music of the Balkans.
There is already a winner in one of them – for „World Breakthrough”, this year`s prize – winner is the Romanian star - Inna, that already confirmed her participation and promises a spectacular show.
The ceremony of Balkan Music Awards 2011 will be in June in Sofia.
The Singer receives an award for “Worldwide Breakthrough”
Inna will be present at the ceremony for the Balkan Music Awards 2011. The Romanian star will delight the Bulgarian audience and the millions of fans in all Balkan countries with her show. Inna is the first guaranteed prize-winner in this year’s edition of the Balkanika Music Television awards. She is the winner in the “Worldwide Breakthrough” category. In 2010 Inna’s name was put alongside the most popular stars in the world, and every song she made became an instant hit. The music market was taken by storm by “Hot”, “Love”, “Déjà vu” and “Amazing”. The song “Sun is up” topped all possible charts in 2010, and Inna had concert performances in almost every part of the world.
The Balkanika Music Television team says, that “This award is given in recognition to the exceptional efforts of artists and their teams, and also in order to motivate the performers to aim beyond the borders of the Balkans.”
The voting in all other categories for the Balkan Music Awards 2011 continues. You can cast your vote for your favorite artist, song or video by April 8th.