Detski Muzicki Festival Si-Do
is a children's festival held annually in Bitola
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The city is an administrative, cultural, industrial, commercial, and educational centre. It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley, surrounded by the Baba and Nidže mountains, 14 km north of the...
, Republic of Macedonia
Macedonia , officially the Republic of Macedonia , is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991...
. Held in November, it has gained much support from the audience in recent years. Children from across the country participated on this event which usually consisted of 15–20 songs. This festival was supported by the children center"Bitola" from Bitola which organizes this event under a different topic every year. The name of the festival was derived from Petar Sidovski, a famous Bitola composer.
In 1991 the future Eurovision contestant Karolina Goceva
Karolina Gočeva, often credited as Karolina Gocheva is a Macedonian singer. She represented Macedonia in the 2002 and 2007 Eurovision Song Contests, ranking 19th and 14th, respectively...
performed at this festival. Later, in 1994 the M2 production singer Dimitar Andonovski
Dimitar Andonovski is an Ethnic Macedonian singer.Dimitar Andonovski was a student for the Center for Music Education in his native home town of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia...
performed with the song "Koga Ema bi znaela" and Katerina Kondoklocis sang "Deca Bozji".In 1998 the pianist and singer Hristijan Spirovski
Hristijan Spirovski is an Ethnic Macedonian pianist and singer.-Biography:Spirovski showed interest in music from a very young age. He was encouraged to play piano from the age of six by his father, himself a guitarist...
sang at the last edition of this festival with the song "Marija".
Many notable Bitola composers as Petar Sidovski, Kire Kostov, Slave Dimitrov, Petar Gorgjiev-Kalica,Mile Serdenkov, Kiril Todorovski, Milko Lozanovski, Miodrag and Marjan Necak have composed songs for the festival. The general director was manager of culture center Gordana Talevska, and the art director - Kire Kostov.The conductor of the Si-Do choir was Snezana Naumovska. Ivan Georgievski was the dance coordinator of the festival.
After a seven-year break the children's festival "SI DO" has been resumed by the association of culture "ProMedia" Bitola. The association of culture "ProMedia" Bitola the name "SiDo" is fully protected on 2005 year.
In 2005 this festival has made its resumption into an International children's Festival"SiDo".
The general manager of the festival is composer Mile Serdenkov and the art manager composer Darko Serdenkov. The children's choir is conducted by Loreta Rojkovska.
International children's music festival "Si-Do" is held every year at the City Culture centre in Bitola, in May. Children from different countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Greece, Albania, Ukraine, Russia, Italy and Macedonia
take part in this International music festival.