Kralj Čačka


Nenad Marić, better known under his pseudonym Kralj Čačka (King of Čačak), was born in Čačak, Serbia, in 1979. He is a poet, muisician and painter. Čačak is the winner of the Strings of Light Prize (Strune od svetla) in 2017, which he was awarded for an outstanding contribution to the poetic word in Rock and Blues music. Kralj Čačka is regarded as the best-kept secret in the Balkan music scene. He is often described as the Serbian Tom Waits, but is also compared with Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg. His texts tell of ordinary Balkan people, with whom many can identify. Musically, it is a unique walk through Blues, Jazz and Folk; the images he conjures up are full of socially-engaged commentary. Kralj Čačka has played at various festivals and concerts in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Na Margini. Lom, 2016.

Spustisvetlostna put. Pop Depresija, 2018.
Zemljasnova. Pop Depresija, 2016.

2017: Strune od svetla

Festival Content


FORMER-YU – Our language(s)

⇒ Tickets 3€ | Festival Pass 19€ 

A conversation among neighbours

The question as to whether Bosnian, Montenegrin, Croatian and Serbian are ultimately just variants of a ‘common’, pluricentric language or languages in their own right is one that can probably only be answered in political terms. What is plain is that everyone in the region understands each other’s languages 99 % of the time. Everyone agrees on that.

Kralj ČačkaDejan IlićSenka MarićIvana BodrožićMascha Dabić