12. 07. – 22. 07. 2023.
Cristobal Araya /CL/, Lucija Maroević /HR/
Grožnjan, Zagreb, Slavonski Brod, Stubica

Ethno Croatia 2023 will take place in International Cultural Centre of JMC in the beautiful little village of Grožnjan, a JMI World Meeting Centre, between 12. 07. – 22. 07. 2023. (arrival date is 12th July to Grožnjan, departure date 22th July from Zagreb).


Attention dear Ethno followers!
Applications for Ethno Croatia 2023 are officially open! 
Same as last 14 years, again Ethno Croatia will take place in beautiful village of Grožnjan, a JMI World Meeting Centre, between 12 – 22 July. (arrival date 12th July to Grožnjan, departure date 22th July). After 6 days days of picturesque Grožnjan, time filled with workshops, rehearsals, dance evenings, jams, home made food and a day trip to seaside Ethno Croatia goes on tour of 4 concert along the country.
Ethno Croatia is looking for 25 young musicians, so hurry up and register by filling the application form!


Lucija Maroević was born and works in Zagreb as a translator, teacher, ethnologist, musician, and artistic director. She has been involved in music since kindergarten, primarily singing. From 2012 to 2019 she studied at the Faculty of philosophy and social studies in Zagreb and as part of her studies in Ethnology and cultural anthropology she discovered the concept of Ethno, which she has been actively involved in for the last 5 years. She has visited several Ethno camps in Europe and the world (Ethno Germany 2018, Ethno France 2019, Ethno Croatia 2019 and 2020, Ethno India 2020) and similar events (Folktrepó 2018 and 2019, Crescendo: Music of change 2019, TradInEtno 2017, 2018, 2019 …) and in 2021 participated in the training for artistic mentors Ethnofonik. Her musical creativity primarily includes the preservation and reinterpretation of traditional music, and she achieves this by organizing and conducting vocal workshops, acting in ethno and world music ensembles, and since 2019 she is the founder and artistic director of MVE Kitice. At Ethno Croatia 2022, she acts as a project coordinator and co-mentor.



Cristobal Araya, born in Viña del Mar, Chile. Studied history, social sciences and education at the university of Valparaiso. He has been living in Germany since 2015. He has 17 years of experience in various styles of music, but his main focus is on traditional and folk music. He has experienced music from different aspects, like: creation of instruments with recycled materials, playing with big folk orchestras and a Big band (Big Band Universidad de Playa Ancha), CD recordings, theater music, also as a session musician and solo musician, as well as teaching saxophone and clarinet since 2014. He has been to 13 Ethnos or Ethno-inspired activities in 7 countries, including activities connected with international folk exchanges like Mini-ethnos in Tübingen/Leisnig or Folk Marathons. Since 2014 he has toured various countries, such as Scotland, Croatia, India, Italy, Germany or Slovenia. From 2017 (to today), Cristóbal has held workshops to teach the "Ritmo con Señas" (Rhythm with Hand Signs) method, which is hand sign language delivered by a conductor leading musicians to improvise music in real time.


More info soon!

For a bit of atmosphere check out official video of 2016’s edition.

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BRING ALONG: In the past year's Ethno Croatia hosted musicians from Belgium, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Estonia, Iran, Australia, Chile, Zimbabwe, Finland, and others. All participants are asked to prepare one traditional song/tune from their country and teach it to the other participants. All the songs and tunes are taught by ear.



Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is  275 €. After that fee is 316 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 8 € • LUNCH 12 € • DINNER 12 €, full board: 30 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to Get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, you can arrive to Kopar, Slovenia railway station, or Buje, Croatia bus station as well as airports in Trieste Italy or Pula Croatia. The nearest town with public transport is BUJE. We would pick you up if its needed and if we are informed in advance about your arrival. You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 12. 07. 2023., and leave on 22. 07.2023. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.



For more info please contact: groznjan@hgm.hr