The framework of the International Folklore Festival “Srem Folk Fest” in Sremska Mitrovica hosts the Tambura Night “From Begesh to Prima – For the Unforgettable: Milenko Bobić” every year, in honor of the man whose name is synonymous with the tambura in Sremska Mitrovica.
Milenko was the founder of the tambura section back in 1973, a composer of tambura music, a longtime conductor of the Tambura Orchestra “Srem” at the Cultural Center “Sirmiumart” (where he was employed), a friend, and a colleague. Thanks to his tireless pedagogical work and love for the tambura, many mastered the technique of playing the tamburitza.
The Tambura Night, under the patronage of the City of Sremska Mitrovica, takes place on August 15, in the area of the Roman excavations of Zitni Trg. During the evening, numerous tambura “bands” perform, each with at least one member who was Milenko’s student. The repertoire they perform is diverse – from authentic “tavern” tambura songs, classical and entertaining music, to original compositions.