Alma is a salsa_dub band born in 1998. From March to June 2006, it organises with
the Mostar Style association an original tour on a barge sailing along the Danube to
the encounter of European audiences and artists..
Sail the Danube, from Frankfurt in Germany to Constantia in Romania. The
barge will be arranged as a concert room able to accommodate 150 to 200 people
while meeting all safety conditions. With this tour, we want to assert and promote
the river's role as a European cultural crossroad.
Stage some thirty performances of the reggae opera Djafaj in the cities
crossed by the barge, and feature local bands in an introductory musical
show. The organisation and the promotion of these events will be the result of
an exciting collaboration with our local teams..
Give local bands the opportunity to be an active part of this global project, by:
- offering them to perform their show on the barge’s stage, in professional
conditions. Part of their songs will be recorded, allowing the production of a demo
CD or even an entire live album.
- casting them in the Djafaj opera: one member of the local band will play, in his mother
language, the part of a storyteller, thus making the story more accessible to the audience.
Moreover, we plan to feature the whole band in two or three original songs in the opera‘s third
- producing an album with the recorded musical material. Around 15 tracks will be
selected from the various artists met throughout Europe. This compilation is intended to
the local publics and our cultural partners.
We have developed a specific Internet toolset for the Danube project: it allows a remote,
synchronized and collaborative project management. This web platform includes a
communication database listing all contacts from the 8 countries the barge will come across
(artists, institutions, partners from private and public sectors), a chat, a secure webmail, a file
These tools will be made accessible to the artists and the cultural partners who show an interest
in enhancing their trans-European exchanges, allowing the cultural network set up by the
Danube Project to outlive the Danube tour.