Author of the project and conductor: Karmina Šilec
Ethnic vocal ensemble Carmina Slovenica
SToP Slovene project for percussion instruments
Nino Mureškič and Jam-Bashi, percussion
Vasko Atanasovski, wind instruments
Janez Dovč, accordion
Ensemble İKebataola!, voices and percussion
Zvezdana Novakovič and Eva Bračič, ethno vocals
Sandra Grahovac, Katja Lipovača, Nežka Struc, authentic voices
Darko Rošker, tube
Marina Gumzi, storyteller
Light design: David Orešič
Sound design: Danilo Ženko
Voice and percussion were the first and the strongest musical instruments through all periods and civilizations. They have accompanied every important event in human life: from life's rituals and passages (birth, initiation, death ...), religious rituals, social life, meditations and even wars.
The project Drum Café brings a fresh selection of music for voices and percussion instruments. The repertoire is variegated and coloured with ethnical atmosphere of European north and south in their characteristic vocal techniques. The programme consists of diverse musical works: from Ukrainian ethnical solo voice with quartet of percussion instruments, the Swedish ethnical duet with timpani, Indian singing to vigorous Balkan ethnical music. Avant-garde compositions of chamber music for
voices and percussion instruments are also interwoven into the rich musical tapestry.
From the Press
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