Opening Program Announced for 2020 Split Carnival

Daniela Rogulj

Split Carnival

February 9, 2020 – It is that time of the year again…. Split Carnival (or Krnjeval) returns to the city!

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only thing happening in Split this month. Split Carnival returns to the Riva with an opening party on Sunday, February 16!

Namely, the keys of the city will be handed over by Krnjeval masters at the already traditional Cubisma concert that will result in a raging Riva dance party next Sunday. This spicy salsa spectacle will take place with the instructors of Centar Plesa, dancers of local clubs, and tourists in Split.

Cubismo plays energetic dance music based on Afro-Cuban rhythms, but in its own distinctive style. The band members come from Croatia, Venezuela, Cuba and Slovenia; they are the most significant band playing this type of music in this part of Europe. Cubismo has released seven CDs so far, most of them worldwide.

Throughout their career, Cubismo has collaborated with many global music stars. The “Motivo Cubano” CD was recorded in Cuba with members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, and the “Viva la Habana” CD featured Yolanda Duke, who was the lead singer of the Tito Puente Orchestra at the time. Regarding musicians from Croatia, Cubismo has hosted many icons on their albums and at their concerts such as Josipa Lisac, Gibonni, Gabi Novak, Stjepan “Jimmy” Stanic, Oliver Dragojevic and many others, as well as musicians from wider areas such as Vlada Divljan from Idoli, The Brass Band from Macedonia and the “King” of Roma Music Saban Bajramovic. They have always been proud of their “multi-cult” concept, which they believe contributes greatly to the expansion of musical and human perspectives.

Cubismo is known for its high-quality music and skillful members and has been regularly awarded the Porin and Status. The band was founded in 1995 and is celebrating 23 years this year. They are named after the jazz trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie’s “Cu-bi cu-bop”, which was one of the first to mix Afro-Cuban jazz with jazz rhythms and rhythms of other musical directions.

This year’s Split Carnival will close with the famous Love Carnival Rave, to be held on February 22 with the sounds of house and techno. Popular Parisian DJ and producer DJ SONIC will take the stage, as will Split DJs Yelle and Pero FullHouse, who is in charge of warm-up & cool down. 


We will uncover this year’s Carnival theme, masters, as well as the full program details in the coming days. 

The complete Split Carnival program, which will run from February 16 to 25, 2020, can be found here

To read more about lifestyle in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page.


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment