This year’s edition of Melting Pot is organised in collaboration with Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin, Nasjonal jazzscene in Oslo, and Handelsbeurs in Gent.
When the idea of Melting Pot was still in the beginning in 2013, and subsequent editions of the project were improvised for participants and for situations, no one thought that one day it would become a festival tradition. Making people representing various fields of art meet on one stage was like hitting the jackpot. It was the answer both to the artists' need to act and improvise live and the need of the audience to make the concert an element of surprise. The course of Melting Pot meetings is really difficult to predict, however, the artists themselves are the most surprised, and their participation in this extraordinary confrontation never goes unnoticed. As in previous years, musicians from partner organizations were invited to participate in the project. Until now, they were artists from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ireland, Estonia and of course Poland, and among them were also representatives of fine arts, dance and comics.