Veljko Nikolic - PAPA NIK
VELJKO NIKOLIC - "PAPA NIK"
Veljko Nikolic "Papa Nick" works on personal genuine music, through permanent research & building of instruments, experimental fusion of ordinary modern instruments and sounds & ways of playing and primitive (archaic) ones.
Main instruments: piano & percussion, Secondary instruments: all of them. He played with great number of different musicians from country and all over the world; now using these experiences. Together with S.A. Fraparega in 1974 founded experimental music group “INSTITUTE” promoting "Neo Neo Fluxus" (Music, Arts and Everything), a group that exists and works till today, and he is the keeper of it's tradition.
Veljko Nikolic graduated architecture and he is also work on painting pictures and makes sculptures, ceramics... Since 1980, he intensive work with various groups in Belgrade . Veljko Nikolic in his very long and successful professional career have worked with many well known people as a African musicians (Honorio Chco, Djassi Arafan, Arnaldo Nafm'pelna, Paolo Mota, Alberto Dias, Boms N'du, Sammy Omojowo, Jill Aduki, J.P Moustache, Dr. Mowa, etc...)
Also great cooperation is still actual with musicians from many European and Balkan countries (Miroslav Savic, Vladimir Tosic, Miodrag Lazarov Pashu, Milimir Draskovic, Marjan Sijanec, Nada Kolundzija, Vojin Draskoci, Lala Kovacev, Milos Petrovic, Mica Markovic, Jovan Maljokovic, Boris Kovac, Miroslav Statkic, Ivan Svager, Vladeta Kandic "Bata Kanda", Mihajlo Blam, Dusan Bogdanovic, Miroslav Tadic, Vlatko Stefanovski, Vojislav Ivanovic, Nebojsa Ignjatovic, Milco Levijev, Nenad Jelic, Miroslav Karlovic, Zoran Eric, Srdjan Hoefman, Okay Temiz, Nikolas Simionu, Floros Floridis, Uday Mazumdar, Sangej Gukha, Fatos Kerimi, Decebal Badila, Ergun Serdindzirli, Dragan Dautovski, Mola Sila...)