Marija Vitas

Ethnomusicologist, music critic, journalist, editor, festival co-selector
Music Information Centre of Serbia


Ethnomusicologist, music critic, journalist, editor, festival co-selector, cultural worker. From 2008 – 2019 she worked on Radio Belgrade 2. Since 2008 Marija has written for the Serbian world music magazine Etnoumlje. Four years later she became the editor-in-chief. She did many reviews of concerts and festivals in Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Spain, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium etc. Since 2018 Marija has also been the editor of the web portal of the World Music Association of Serbia. She is writing and talking about music topics also for other local and foreign media. As the member and vice-president of WMAS, Marija guided several field research projects. She is a member of the Transglobal World Music Chart. In 2019 she founded Balkan World Music Chart. Marija has been often a jury member of folk festivals in Serbia and has been a jury member of the Slovak Radio Head award. She has been involved in the organization of 3 festivals: Todo Mundo, Pocket Globe, and Ring Ring. She was awarded for Budapest Ritmo Award in 2023 together with her family.



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