Ban Jelacic Square, Thursday, 17th July 2014 at 20.00
Gradec, Saturday, 19th July 2014 at 21.00Ban Jelacic Square, Thursday, 17th July 2014 at 20.00
Gradec, Saturday, 19th July 2014 at 21.00

though ethno / world music concerts – ethno being a synonym of a sort of the more known international term world music – have been a regular part of the International Folklore Festival Zagreb only since 1997, their real beginning was the concert „Nadahnute baštinom/Inspired by Heritage“ which, at the 28th International Folklore Festival Zagreb, presented the work of singers Lidija Bajuk and Dunja Knebl. The same year, 1994, independently from the Festival, the Ethnoambient Live concert took place in the Zagreb club Gjuro II, where the originators of a sort of the Croatian ethno scene presented themselves to the Zagreb audience – Lidija Bajuk, Dunja Knebl, Andrija Maronić and the band Legen. This concert marked the beginning of a systematic use of the term ethno for denoting the music of these musicians, and later all music which was, in its approach, sound and inspiration, similar to theirs. The specific quality of the term „ethno music“ lies in the fact that the musicians themselves consciously chose it to describe their work, i.e. to emphasize the difference from other (earlier, but also contemporary) approaches to the interpretation and presentation of Croatian traditional music.

48TH IFF – 2014
“Ethno on the road in Croatia”

Ban Jelacic Square, Wednesday, 16 July at 20.00

Ethno on the Road in Croatia” has been realised for some years already by the International Folklore Festival in co-operation with the summer ethno-music camp Ethno Croatia for young people in Grožnjan, as a segment of the Jeunesses Musicales International network of similar camps in Sweden, Belgium, the FYR of Macedonia, France, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Slovenia and Uganda. For years now, the Grožnjan camp has been successfully headed up and organised by the Swedish musician and producer, Allan Skrobe, and the Croatian musician Lidija Dokuzović. The fundamental idea of the camps is the exchange of experiences and knowledge of music through mutual learning and teaching between young musicians from various countries.

Each participant prepares two traditional songs or two dances from their own culture, which they then teach to the other participants during the camp’s duration.

Ban Jelacic Square, Thursday, 17 July at 20.00

‘Dixieland Band Čakovec’, ‘Kom3dija’, ‘Žiga i bandisti’

Stage Gradec, Saturday, 19 July at 21.00

‘Jazbina project’ (Ljiljana Bogojević – vocal, Bojan Miljančić – keyboard and electronics, Igor Perhoč – keyboard, Marko Lajtman – guitar, Krunoslav Lajtman – sax)
Nega sonca, nit’ meseca; Z međimurski zdenci; Protuletje se otpira

‘Vulenček’ (Nikolina Virgej Pintar/Tamara Korunek – vocals, Mario Jagec – sax, Krunoslav Lajtman – guitar, Danijel Požgaj – tube, Filip Krznar – percussion)
Međimurje, kak si lepo zeleno; Dremle mi se, dremle; Kupec sena, kupec slame

Dunja Knebl (vocal and guitar) and guests (Nikolina Nina Romić – vocal and guitar, Vanesa Petrac – vocal)
Pitaš mene, pitaš, golob; Picek moj; Zvira voda

‘Lidija Bajuk Trio’ (Lidija Bajuk – vocal and guitar, Ladislav Varga – piano and clarinet, Marija Mlinar – harp) and guests (Anita Magdalenić – vocal, Lea Šprajc – vocal and guitar)
Imela je majka; Život mi je kakti nočka; Snočka sam senjala