World Music Association of Serbia is non-profit organization association established in 2000 and it gathers admirers of traditional music and world music. The association has initiated various actions so far, in order to affirm, popularize world/ethno music in Serbia and presentations of the local traditional and world music abroad.
The most significant activities and projects of this association are:
-Publishing world music magazine „Etnoumlje”,
-Publishing audio and video editions within the recording company WMAS Records,
-Organizing annual World Music summits and assigning the award „Vojin Mališa Draškoci”,
-Forming Serbian World Music archives of audio, video, photo and written documentation and Informative service with Register which contains a database about Serbian bands, musicians and organizations of world music,
-Organization of the scientific gatherings and publication (including publishing chronicle „World Music in Serbia- first 30 years”), of the works which examine questions related to world music,
-Organization Festival of rare ethnic music of Balkans „Rethnic” (since 2015),
The association cooperates with many institutions and associations in Serbia and Europe.
We invite musicians, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, promoters, discographers, journalists and others whose profession is in any way related to traditional and world music, as well as music admirers, to join us.
World music magazine „Etnoumlje” (ISSN 1452-9920) has been published by the World Music Association of Serbia since 2007. The magazine provides insight into the Serbian world music scene through interviews and profiles of members of Serbian bands and reviews of recordings, events, and publications, as well as regular features on Serbian traditional music. Its editor, Marija Vitas, defines it as a periodical for criticism, aesthetics, theory and history of world music, with the aim of promoting and advancing Serbian world music.
Recording company WMAS Records (within the „World Music Association of Serbia”) was established in 2007 in order to publish recordings of traditional and world music from Serbia. WMAS Records editions are published with magazine ‘’Etnoumlje’’ and also separately.