Concert – Ethno on the way

July 19, 2023, KUC Travno hall, Božidara Magovca 17,

Zagreb Due to the bad weather that befell the city of Zagreb in July, a good part of the program of this year’s International Folklore Fair Zagreb was moved from the open spaces of the city to the hall of the Travno Cultural Center. One of the events was the “Ethno on the Road” concert by the Croatian Musical Youth. The performers were not swayed by the bad weather and held a two-hour concert in which the participants of the “Ethno Croatia” project, led by the Croatian Music Youth (HGM), presented themselves.

HGM is a member of the International Musical Youth (Jeunesses Musicales International, JMI), in which young people learn about traditional music from each other and, with the help of mentors, deepen their knowledge of their own traditional musical culture, but also of the heritage of other cultures whose heirs participate in this international camp. By learning about the musical traditions of others, young people learn about equality, tolerance and democracy.

The project “Ethno Croatia” gathered young musicians from all over the world from 12 to 22 July 2023 in the International Cultural Center of HGM, in the beautiful Istrian town of Grožnjan, the world’s meeting place for musical youth. learned about music from the countries they come from. Ethno Hrvatska 2023 is proud to present this year’s artistic leaders, excellent and experienced musicians who taught the participants, helped them learn, arrange and create music.

Lucija Maroević was born and works in Zagreb as a translator, teacher, ethnologist, musician and artistic director. He has been involved in music since kindergarten, primarily singing. From 2012 to 2019, he studied at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, and as part of his Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology studies, he discovered the concept of ethnomusic, which he has been actively engaged in for the past five years. She participates in the Ethno Croatia 2022 camp as a project coordinator and commentator. 57th International Folklore Review Zagreb International Folklore Festival 19—23/07/2023 72

Cristobal Araya was born in Viña del Mar, Chile. He studied history, social sciences and education at Valparaiso University. He has been living in Germany since 2015. He has been gaining experience in various styles of music for 17 years, but he focuses on traditional and folk music. He experienced music from different aspects: making instruments from recycled materials, playing with large folk orchestras and Big Band (Big Band Universidad de Playa Ancha), recording CDs, composing theater music, also as a session musician and solo musician, as well as teaching saxophone and clarinet since 2014.