Association Ambient Croatia for the third year in a row organizes Little MUSIC FESTIVAL at the unique location at the Park Orsula in Dubrovnik.
After a well-received first two editions of the festival, 2013 will bring us 10 weeks of rich and varied program, featuring both local and internationally acclaimed artists.
We will alternate rock, blues, folk, jazz, pop, rap artists, burlesque cabaret and other genres, so our programme will appeal to a wide variety of audiences, but all will have in common passion for music and performance arts.
Programme of concerts:
15.06. *** Vasil Hadžimanov Band video
28.06. *** Meri Cetinić video
05.07. *** Klapa Šufit video, Klapa Subrenum
13.07. *** Teofilovići i Miroslav Tadić video
19./20.07. *** Blues Weekend: Zdenka Kovačiček („S ljubavlju, Janis“ – tribute to Janis Joplin) video, Bebe na vole video, Gruhak video, Otprilike ovako video, Delta Blues Gang video, Kukac & Friends, Harpoon Blues Band video
26.07. *** Neno Belan i Fiumensi unplugged video
30.07. *** Vlada Divljan & Ljetno kino video
02.08. *** Damir Kukuruzović Gipsy Swing Quartet video
03.08.*** Alex Barck JAZZANOVA & EDDY RAMICH Kontrapunkt video
10.08. *** Sevdah Takht Damira Imamovića video CANCELED FOR SUNDAY 11.08/21:00PM
17.08. *** Vlatko Stefanovski Trio video
21.08. *** Klapa FA Linđo, Klapa Ragusavecchia video
24.08. *** Goran Bare i Majke video
30.08. *** Silente procija albuma & gosti iznenađenja video
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15.06. saturday / 21:30h/ Opening MGF 2013, guests: VASIL HADŽIMANOV BAND
We probably could not pick a better guest to open this year's edition of Little music festival.
Vasil Hadžimanov Band is precisely what LMF is offering to the audience - a true musical enjoyment and top class performance.
Vasil is one of the most acclaimed jazz pianist in this part of the world. From early childhood, born into a musical family (his parents were musicians, and Aunt Pearl Veletanlić is one of the most famous jazz singers from the region), Vasil began formal music education at the ago of 5, and after completing part of his education in Belgrade in1992. he received a scholarship to the prestigious Berkley College in Boston where he graduated in the class of Professor Ray Santisi and Lazslo Gardony.
Although in the United States he collaborated with famous musicians (Matt Garrison, Rick Peckham, Lero Jenkins, Antonio Sanchez, David Gilmore, David Binney, Cris Cheek ...), Vasil decided to return to his homeland where he founded Vasil Hadžimanov Band aiming for mix of jazz and funk music with traditional Balkan rhythms. Their fusion sound soon became popular with the audiences, and the first issue run of the premier album, "11 Reasons to ..." sold out in three months. This was followed by numerous performances in the region and the European Tour, and with small changes in the bands line up, Vasil Hadžimanov Band has for 17 years been a great attraction that is best experienced at a live concert.
21.06. friday / 21:30h / CRO masters of Hip Hop: DJEČACI, GENERAL WOO, KANDŽIJA I TOXARA, OTPISANIMATOR
Split band Djecaci are among pioneers of the new wave of Croatian hip-hop.
Although band members Vojko Heat, Ivo Gray and Zondo in various combinations worked together since 1999, Djecaci officially launched as a band in 2005.
The website djecaci.net became the main media for communicating with listeners on the Croatian scene, coming to an almost cult status. This was followed by the release of more songs, mostly on djecaci.net, all culminating in the publication of the first album "Drama" 2008th year. "Drama" has won the Golden Koogl for album of the year, and song "The People" became an absolute hit with over 2 million views on YouTube.
"Drama" successor came three years later, the second album called "The Truth" was published 2011th and, immediately experienced a great deal of attention.
"The Truth" was voted one of the best albums in 2011.. First edition of the album sold out in just two days, and a year and a half after its release, this album is still in demand.
General Woo and Srdjan Cuk, is half of one of the most famous Croatian hip-hop bands of all time - Tram 11.
On the wave of popularization of rap and hip-hop music and culture, launched by the cult show Blackout Zagreb's Radio 101, Tram 11 in 1997 came out with the first large Croatian rap hit, "Croatian giants", and then publish their first album "Ludo", which is still considered one of the best albums of the genre in Croatia.
Before their break up, Tram11 have released the album "Heat city asphalt" and the compilation "The secret black box", and then General Woo, just like Nenad Simon - Target, the other half of the group Tram 11, went on to work as solo artists.
This is one of the rare opportunities to see General Woo in Dubrovnik and this will also be a premiere concert for the album “Verbal assault” in Dubrovnik.
KANDŽIJA I TOXARA
If the General Woo is legend Croatian hip-hop, and the Djecaci for years an established name, then Kandžija Toxara is one of the most exciting performers in this genre.
His two releases “Narodnjaci” (2009) and “Koktel od rakije” (2011) had very good reception.
Joining forces with Toxara has though propelled this duo among the best of what Croatian hip hop scene has to offer.
Their album “Zlatne sibice” was made in collaboration with best Croatian hip hop artists and got excellent reception from fans as well as fellow musicians.
Anyone who is a true hip hop fan should definitely come to hear these guys.
Dubrovnik hip-hop scene in recent years gave a lot of interesting albums and projects. A large number of issues associated with the group members Tonk Klan and Otpisanimator aka Malicious aka Bobo, which s since 2010. released four albums. "UPEK's" is the latest which features Sasha (TBF) and Magellan, and placed Otpisanimator in the top of the Croatian underground hip-hop. At home, and with special guests, Otpisanimator represents Dubrovnik scene in 'Summer School of Hip-Hop'
28.06. friday / 21:30h / MERI CETINIĆ - solo concert "Retrospektiva"
Last year's gala concert by Radojka Šverko showed that Dubrovnik audiences miss concerts from Croatian evergreen greats.
This year's Little Music Festival will host Meri Cetinić a Croatia diva and a star with a career spanning over four decades..
Meri’s career begun in the early 70’s with a bend called Dolphins where she was a keyboard player.
Her singing talent was soon recognised and in 1979 she released her first solo album simply named Meri, that became instant hit and made her a household name with some songs from the album being a true heritage of musical enjoyment.
Meri has 7 successful album releases and each record has left it’s mark with generations of followers.
Winner of many prestigious awards and festivals, Meri Cetinic is a true diva of Croatian soul, her live performances electrify and leave the audience filled with pure joy.
05.07. friday / 21:30h /, CRO ETNO: KLAPA ŠUFIT i Subrenum
Since the first edition of Mali music festival, the association Ambient Croatia Orsula Park organized an Acapella folk evening. Until now, the evening was mostly associated with groups from the Dubrovnik area, and for the first time we will have a Klapa from Split, - Split MVG Šufit which celebrates this year its 20th anniversary. As hosts, they will perform with the Klapa Subrenum.
Acapella performances of Dalmatian folk songs at Park Orsula magical surrounding is a unique experience and cultural delight and is highly recommended for everyone who appreciates gentle vocal harmonies and has interest in musical history of this part of the world.
06.07. saturday / 21:30h /SVADBAS , QUASARR, concert:
Svadbas is an interesting phenomenon on the Croatian music scene.
In a country that is not accustomed to the kind of middle way, Svadbas managed in 15 years to publish six studio albums ("Svadbas" 1997th, "South" in 2000., "Alone" in 2001., "FMD Sessions" in 2002., "La La" 2005th, "yet" 2012.), and remain one of rare Croatian indie-pop-rock bands that are persistent in their path.
Svadbas create their music in style that is not overly commercial, and yet are not an underground band either. The band have a loyal fan base and their concerts are known for a fantastic atmosphere, as seen during their previous concerts in town.
Latest release, album “Jos” has been their first studio release in 7 years, and we are all looking forward to hear it live. Be sure you don’t miss it !
The leading Croatian daily newspaper “Jutarnji List” of Svadbas said:
“They are as good as any world known indie-rock band !”
City of Rijeka band Quasarr formed in year 2000.
At the famous and unfortunately absent project "incubator" festival in 2002 Quasar won second place with the introduction their indie-pop expression.
Quasar is one of the few bands who cherish Croatian indie pop-rock style.
It is a truly high-quality live act as witnessed in their last visit as they played at the festival in 2012.
We are looking forward to another high quality energetic performance by this contemporary Croatia band.
11.07. četvrtak / 22:30h / THE TIGER LILLIES , IZAE
THE TIGER LILLIES
Before founding the Tiger Lillies in 1989, the lead singer Martyn Jacques spent seven years training himself as an opera singer with the castrati style of voice for six years while living in solitude above a brothel in London’s Soho.
These were auspicious beginnings indeed for the man who would soon front this indefinably eccentric three piece band whose songs are littered with countless shifty characters from contemporary Britain’s dark underbelly. Rendering the stories of pimps, prostitutes, con-men and thieves with his angelic voice, Jacques is a one man crusade against the powers of censorship, repression, and mediocrity.
The Independent has described The Tiger Lillies as "a provocative and avant- garde three-piece band that combines cabaret, vaudeville, music-hall and street theatre", while Tim Arthur of Time Out has given a more imaginative description: "Imagine Kurt Weill conjuring up images of pre- war Berlin while a falsetto vocalist screams, squeaks and squawks his way through every number like some rambling madman, and you've got the picture". Notorious for singing controversial songs involving bestiality, prostitution, blasphemy and all other vice imaginable, The Tiger Lillies are undoubtedly not for the easily offended.
Their musical style is mainly influenced by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's masterpiece The Threepenny Opera and pre-war Berlin cabaret but other influences such as gypsy and circus music, French chanson and British music hall tunes are also evident.
Tiger Lillies have been nominated for Grammy award in best crossover band category.
"Brilliantly twisted" - The Guardian
"It's not surprising that their cult following is worldwide - a Tiger Lillies gig is a journey into wild emotion which passes right through melodrama and out the other side into bizarre beauty" - Evening Standard
There is nothing else like them. Any description of them is an injustice – they are completely peerless. - Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand
The Tiger Lillies have been balancing dark theatricality with their own addictive brand of burlesque for over two decades now, and the blend is becoming ever more potent. Just a word of warning: there is no cure should the Tiger Lillies get under your skin - and they will.
– Zoe Howe, BBC Music reviews
"We're making music. In colour.
We are not a band, although sometimes there are band like qualities in our work.
"The best kept secret Dubrovnik music '.
This group has since 2006. recorded five albums, and in the same time period had probably the same number of appearances. Or just a few more. Or maybe a few less. Ensemble performances never come and are so rare, and this will happen tonight with the promotion of their new album "Fractured monocle Mr. tungsten."
It's hard to describe their work but we can say it is a mix of freak-folk, cabaret, experimental music, with psychedelic twists.
You could say it is chanson, but it is certain that with Jadranka, Adem and Dejan, who in recent years constitute the nucleus of the ensemble, along with their guests deliver an unforgettable musical journey.
"Regardless of the isolation, Dubrovnik Izae ensemble has managed to turn their invisibility in the cult" potlista.com
13.07. subota/ 21:30h / MIROSLAV TADIĆ & TEOFILOVIĆI twins
Miroslav Tadic is one of the best guitarists, not only from this region, but the world over. Renowned Guitar Player Magazine has the 1997th Tadic ranked among the world's top 30 guitarists, with an impressive list of musicians with whom he collaborated : Placido Domingo, The Los Angeles Opera, the London Philharmonic orkestrar, Kudsi Erguner, Djivan Gasparian, Maria João and many, many others. Tadic has since 1985. been a guitar professor at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. In our region is best known for his collaboration with Vlatko Stefanovski.
Ratko and Radisa Teofilović performe since the beginning of the nineties, and can be considered as guardians of Balkan musical heritage. From the very beginning of their career, they have opted for a performing of traditional songs and what makes them stand out are their incredible vocals. Teofilović vocal abilities range and harmonies are unique, and comparisons with Simon & Garfunkel, which can be found on the Internet, are not excessive.
Working together Teofilović and Miroslav Tadic were as a foregone conclusion expected to deliver success. Album "Healer" was recorded in Los Angeles under the supervision of producer Scott Fraser (Kroson Quartet), performed traditional songs from Macedonia, Dalmatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo.
This concert is a true delicacy for lovers of World Music and is not to be missed!
"It is pure joy to hear these songs done with such care and love. The group breathes new life into these songs by stripping them down to their bare bones, and then slowly and carefully rebuilding them up just as much as needed and not a layer more"; allaboutjazz.com
19-20.07. petak i subota / 21:00h / BLUES WEEKEND: ZDENKA KOVAČIČEK / tribute to Janis Joplin, BEBE NA VOLE, GRUHAK, DELTA BLUES GANG, OTPRILIKE OVAKO, KUKAC & FRIENDS, HARPOON BLUES BAND
ZDENKA KOVAČIČEK (“ tribute to Janis Joplin“
Zdenka Kovačiček became famous as a little girl way back in 1957 singing a duet with Nada Žitnik. She starred in a movies, appeared on television and played all over Europe with well-known musicians.
Since then, many years have passed, and Zdenka Kovačiček not yet separated from the stage that brought her status as one of the most prominent Croatian rock and jazz singers.
Zdenka became the first 'European Janis Joplin' acting and singing in the musical "Love, Janis."
Zdenka Kovačiček will be, accompanied by two great musicians - Branka Bogunivća Pifa (guitar) and Adriatic Dučića - Čiće (drums)
She’s a real star and one of the best interpreters of Janice Joplin music alive.
BEBE NA VOLE
Real name Adam Semijalac, he plays his blues as if his mother rocked in the cradle, somewhere in the Mississippi Delta. Resistsing labels and working solo making his work heard on the road with his youtube channel. Of himself he says: "I live a very modest but I live what I want, and that is music. Living solely from music the last 10 years. I do music for theater. I am a member co-author of the initiative OOUR Zagreb, theaters TRAFIK in Rijeka. I have over 15 full-length works behind. I teach guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin ... everything that has wires. I try to invest my time in people who are interested in music and who want to learn and from whom they can learn. My music is therapy for me, and the way to deal with the world. Blues form is something that is best channels my emotions. To quote Albert Camus: "One must imagine Sisyphus happy."
One thing you will not have to imagine though, and that is being happy to be at this gig.
There is probably no one in Dubrovnik who has not at least once attended a concert Gruhak, and when one attends a hot energy that this quartet from the stage provides its listeners / viewers, it is not forgotten. It is a unique band, not only in terms of Dubrovnik, evidenced by the large numbers regarding their clips on YouTube, but also hundreds of positive comments coming in from all over the world. Gruhak breakthrough outside Croatian scene lately intensified and they performed in England, Germany and Ukraine. Wherever they appeared, the band has received positive reviews for their performances of blues-rock which is simply unique. With a host of cover songs that are often performed better than the original, Gruhak released their first studio album "Make a Stand" which has received lots of positive reviews from renowned international magazines and websites.
Otprilike ovako started at the beginning of the 70s in Split. They were the pioneers of Split clubs and blues scene, and to this day the "old bones and fresh blood" does not go down with it.
In May 2008. one of the founders of the band, Jadran Zlodre Gobbo left the line up, but the band continues to operate as was his wish. Their principle is'we play and you Gusto!' and as always the band is concerned with delivering great performances, and have never been bothered with commercial success.
DELTA BLUES GANG
Pula Delta Blues Gang was founded in in 1994. under the name of The Crossroads, and through all these years, despite changing names, membership and occasional breaks from work, DBG remained true blues-rock expression. Last year they won the 4th Croatian Blues Challenge in Split and thus represented Croatia at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where they entered the semifinals.
HARPOON BLUES BAND
Split Harpoon Blues Band exists since 2006 and founder and leader of his well-known Split blues enthusiast, harmonica player and former member of Split blues band Black Cat Bone and Nine Below Zero, Predrag Lovrinčević, a large number of gigs at Split and clubs in the region, the band gained many new fans.
KUKAC & FRIENDS
Ivo Grub - Kukac famous Dubrovnik musician 'old school', a professional sailor who’s talent and long love of the blues he is happy to share with the audience. He will perform with musicians of Dubrovnik Antonio (bass) and Bob Rajačić (drums) and others.
21.07. sunday / 22:00h / GORIBOR concert
Goribor will play this summer 5 last concerts in his career. One of them is in Dubrovnik in the Blues Weekend. Their blues is a special Sunday evening is reserved for their solo performance.
Aleksandar Stojkovic St, Zeljko Ljubic Pity the rest of the band are one of the most interesting phenomena on the regional scene in recent years. For many years they worked in native town of Bor, published albums for leading underground publishing house in the region, the record label, and little by little creating fans of their dark trip-hop/bluesa. And then they appeared at Pula Art & Music Festival 2006th. Success in this festival brought them a contract with the Dancing Bear and in 2007 they released an album simply titled "Goribor". This album gained cult status and created core of bands following.
26.07.friday / 21:30h / NENO BELAN & Fiumens & friends / Unplugged sessions
Neno Belan, from Split to Rijeka's address, can be considered a legend of Croatian pop-rock music. He began his career with the group with which the Djavoli in who’s first studio album, "Love and Fashion" was a hit and remains an album that has a place in any respectable record colletion.
What followed were three releases with the Devils who have rapidly become big stars in the former Yugoslavia, and in the early nineties Belan continued with a solo career. Moving to the city of Rijeka, Belan joined forces with the band Fiumens, Belan is present all the time on the local scene with distinctive songs of romantic themes.
Neno Belan on Valentine's Day performance in Zagreb is legendary, and this year had a special project for the concert - unplugged performance with a cross section of new arrangements of famous songs. Interest of the audience for this concert was great and is was sold out two days in a row. He is an exceptional musician.
We will have an unplugged performance and everyone is looking forward to a great night.
"Zagreb concert lasted nearly three hours, and the audience wanted to go on in the rhythm until the morning" (Evening Gazette)
30.07. tuesday / 21:30h / VLADA DIVLJAN (ex IDOLI) & Ljetno kino band
Vlada Divljan famous for his first musical venture with the band The Idols, worked on many musical projects - music for movies, plays, children's music, working with many of the musicians from the region, and despite all the accomplishments over the years, it can be said that only with the cooperation with Ljetno Kino, Divljan got back the back sound that made him famous with The Idols.
Ljetno Kino. a few years ago founded by Max Juricic, guitarist who played with Azra, and later in bands Film, Vjestices, Le Cinema, So! Mazgoon, Gego Picigin Bend and many others. Max found himself saturated with'rock sound over the years so decided to make some changes to his musical expression and the proof is that the guitar, which he played for decades,has been replaced with the ukulele.
This concert will be an opportunity for familiar songs from the Idols to be heard in a live performance after 30 years, and that all should not be based on nostalgia, songs have been interestingly rearranged by Ljetno Kino who will also perform some of the greatest summer hits of all times.
Fun is guaranteed, so don’t miss this night out !
02.08. friday/ 21:30h / GIPSY SWING QUARTET - Damir Kukuruzović
Damir Kukuruzović love of music focused on two areas; jazz and Gypsy music.
But when we talk about this second type, we're talking about music of Gypsy heritage in style of Django Reinhardt.
It was the inevitable comparisons with Reinhardt that best describe work Damir Kukuruzović Gipsy Swing Quartet.
Kukuruzović in world circles represents one of the best guards of Reinhardt's legacy.
At its musical journey this quartet collaborated with renowned names from the world of gypsy jazz Ludovic Beier, Adrian B. Burns (known for his appearances with Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings). The quartet played at all major world jazz festivals.
Enjoy this exclusive dish of Gypsy music served to you by one of the world’s best!
"On the jazz scene operate many virtuosos - and when I write about Kukuruzović, I think in the context of global, not local music scene - but there are few musicians like him, who with exceptional music-playing skills, manage to reach the highest aesthetic level"; Davor Hrvoj Music Reviews
03.08.subota / 23.:00h / Alex Bark JAZZANOVA & EDDY RAMICH Kontrapunkt
Alex Barck’s rise to world wide fame was as a member of Jazzanova in the late 90′s. Also as the A&R manager at Berlin based label, Sonar Kollektiv, he was, and still is, responsible for some of the finest ever releases, spanning the horizons from soulful pop and witty dance music. There is, however, no need to elaborate on the mighty Jazzanova and Sonar Kollektiv’s output here. We are here purely to pay homage to Alex Barck’s own illustrious career.
He was born and raised in Prenzlauer Berg back when there was still a wall dividing Berlin, making it exceedingly hard for East Germans to have a real sense of with was happening music wise around the world. This did not deter young Alex though. He was an eager music lover who listened to everything he could find in the East Berlin libraries, devourde magazines smuggled into the east and listened to every thing he could find on the airwaves (especially a radio show by disc jockey Monika Dietel on SFB, which still informs and influences him even ’til today). Just as he came of age, and was old enough to stand behind the decks himself, the wall came tumbling down and an 18 year old Alex Barck found himself found himself in what was to become, almost instantly, the most influential city and scene of the early 90′s. Here he learned to play eclectic and elusive DJ sets which blended everything from techno to wave, disco, soul, hippie folk, hiphop and, yes also jazz. Whilst the other newly liberated East Germans raided retail stores to finally buy what they couldn’t before, Alex Barck went crate digging. A hobby he devotedly pursues to this day (his record collection encompassing more than 10’000 records to date).
His first gigs were at the Club Akbar Lounge followed by the infamous Delicious Doughnuts. Only ten years after his begginings he has played at almot every renowed club on this planet ‚Äì the likes of Tokyo’s Yellow to Zouk in Singapore, Trouw in Amsterdam, Goa in Madrid, Dachkatine in Zurich, Plastic People in London, Elephant Festival in Croatia, and of course the Berlin landmarks WMF, Cookies, Weekend, Watergate and Panorama Bar – just to name a few. He has also played alongside an endless list of luminaries including but not limited to Francois K., Gilles Peterson, Norman Cook, Andrew Weatherall, Carl Craig and Basement Jaxx etc.
As well as being a passionate, challenging and, oft times, revolutionary DJ for over twenty years, Alex Barck has also worked as a selector, compiling several acclaimed and trendsetting series (Secret Love, Computer Incarnations etc.). He hosts a number of radio shows on different German radio stations and is also revered for his remix work (e.g Jeremy Glenn’s “New Life”, Jazzanova’s “Little Bird”, Vindahl’s “Question”, Little Dragon’s “Ritual Union”etc). As of 2011 he and producer extraordinaire, Christian Prommer, have been recording together as Prommer & Barck (check out their first album “Alex & The Grizzly” on Derwin Records) and have been touring as a club/live act all throughout Europe. And if that isn’t enough for you, Barck and Prommer also have their own label, Derwin Records (named after Alex Barck’s favourite creperie in Bretagne) which releases their own music as well as edits and tracks by new artists (e.g the late 2011 underground Balearic hit “Night Flight” by Quintus Project with edits by Lexx and Psychemagik). Writing about Alex Barck you can really see how hard it is to pin him down to one distinctive style or any one endeavour. So busy is his schedule and so explosive is his constant creative output. There’s probably only one leitmotif to his career (and his life as well): A deep, honest and never ending love for music. Music is love, and Alex Barck is music..
10.08.saturday / 21:30h / SEVDAH TAKHT DAMIRA IMAMOVIĆA
"The meaning of the word sevdah in the Turkish language denotes amorous yearning and ecstasy of love, and has its origin in the Arabic expression "säwdâ", which encompasses and specifies the term "black gall". Namely, ancient Arabic and Greek doctors believed that the black gall, as one of the four basic substances in the human body, affects our emotional life and provokes a melancholic mood.
Damir Imamovic was practically born with sevdah. His father Nedzad singer sevdalinkas and grandfather Zaim was probably the most famous interpreter sevdalinkas in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although previously he expressed interest in sevdah, it was the work on the monography of Zaims opus in 2004 that Damir dedicated himself to this kind of music. But unlike Nedžada and Zaim, Damir from the beginning he started doing own arrangements of popular songs sevdah.
On their performances in the region, but also throughout Europe interpretations of sevdah music lead to a new level so we can say Seavdah Takht, are true ambassadors of this musical genre.
17.08. saturday / 22:00h / VLATKO STEFANOVSKI TRIO
56-year-old Vlatko Stefanovski is 'legendary'.
Ever since his musical beginnings , and working with the largest Macedonian band Leb i Sol, Stefanovski had great significance to the whole music scene in the former Yugoslavia. Leb I Sol were one of the first rock bands, not only in this region that introduced ethno elements in their rock songs.
In the 18 years together,of Leb i sol recorded 10 studio albums, 2 concert and one compilation album occupying a place in the encyclopedia of music from the Balkan region.
Parallel to the shutdown group Leb i Sol, Stefanovski began with his solo work.
Often compared with Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton, and you’ll quickly see why,
Vlatko is one of the greatest guitarists off all times from this part of the world.
He has also written scores for 15 movies, and has received an honorary doctorate form Skopje university.
Vlatko Stefanovski Trio concerts delight the audiences with their unique fusion of blues, jazz, ethno and rock music.
21.08. wednesday / 21:00h, klapske večeri: RAGUSAVECCHIA I ŽENSKA KLAPA FA LINĐO
Klapa FA LINĐO
Women's choir Lindo Folk Ensemble was founded in February 2000, and had their first concert in August of that year. Klapa in total won 16 awards, the most success at the Festival of group singing, the most prestigious event that brings together all Croatian Klapa, "Linđovice" achieved in 2009 when they won awards from the jury as well as audience vote as the best Klapa. International success followed with the gold medal at the 13th International Choral Festival in Verona, Italy.
Klapa Ragusavecchia first performance was on Christmas 1998th when they sang 'Dubrovnik carols'.. Just as is the tradition in Dubrovnik ways Capella fore, a capella repertoire slowly expands songs with instrumental accompaniment. Klapa won theGold medal at the first festival, with mandolins and guitars in Makarska, and first place at the Festival of vocal and instrumental accompaniment in Opatija.
24.08.subota / 22:00h / GORAN BARE i MAJKE
Even before the release of his first album, Vinkovci band Majke gained cult status in Croatia underground scene.
Year was the 1988th, cassette was released by the label the Record label, and everyone who attended the concert talked about the stunning energy with which Goran Bare and the rest of the band mastered their blues-rock expression influenced by the likes of Flamin 'Groovies, MC 5, The Stooges, and others.
Goran Bare with his slightly shamanistic texts and also stage presence, became one of the leaders of Croatian rock scene and you can say they are one of the greatest Croatia rock acts of all time.
30.08.petak / 21:30h / SILENTE & friends
A young group of Dubrovnik Silente, you can say that this year, are living the dream. After several years of working and playing mostly in Dubrovnik, this year the band became one about which many are talking about as a future Croatian stars. Playing their pop-rock, Silente won the attention of the media, but also celebrated musicians who have supported their work.
Success story began when their demo album "Hunter Wonderland," which was recorded by Toni ELEMENT, submitted to various publishers, and Aquarius Records recognized and agreed with Silente to publish the album.
Director and actor Dejan Acimovic he has already been a fan of the band and the recording of this helped to get the name of the band further out of Dubrovnik. The video on Youtube got lots of positive reviews, the songs got airtime on all national stations.
Silente are up and coming stars of the Croatian music scene and this concert is a great opportunity to see why.