ethno croatia

ETHNO CROATIA 9. 7. – 15. 7. 2020

Ethno Croatia 2020 will take place in International Cultural Centre of JMC in the beautiful little village of Grožnjan, a JMI World Meeting Centre, between 9 – 20 July 2020 (arrival date is 9th July to Grožnjan, departure date 20th July from Zagreb).


Attention dear Ethno followers!
Applications for Ethno Croatia 2020 are officially open! 
Same as last 11 years, again Ethno Croatia will take place in beautiful village of Grožnjan, a JMI World Meeting Centre, between 09 – 20 July. (arrival date 9th July to Grožnjan, departure date 20th July from Zagreb). 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 5 concert along the country.
Ethno Croatia is looking for 25 young musicians, so hurry up and register by filling the application form!

Nenad Kovačić /HR/ Musician Nenad Kovacic (born 1982. in Croatia) has finished Ethnology and Sociology at University of Zagreb. Since 1997. he is active as a musician. He is member of Antenat, Sevdah Takht Damira Imamovica, Afion, Mimika, Truth≠Tribe, bands with which he has released seven albums in last eight years and is actively performing through whole world. In 2016 Nenad’s band Sevdah Takht Damira Imamovica has joined into Glitterbeat records family – one of the best world music labels in the world. The new CD of Sevdah Takht was produced by Chris Eckman (Bassekou Kouyate, Aziza Brahim) and released by Glitterbeat in 2016. worldwide.
Through different projects Nenad is very active and present on croatian contemporary/improvised music scene.
Since 2007. he also works as a full time author of theater and film music. In that period he has composed music for over 20 theater plays and documentary movies.
One of his biggest interests in music is traditional music. He has learned a lot about west african music through traveling and playing with masters of Djembe music in Guinea, Mali and Burkina Faso (Mamady Keita, Famoudou Konate, Sega Sidibe and Zoumana Dembele).
Since 2008. he is leading west african rhythm workshops in Zagreb (Croatia) through which has past more then 300 students.
Since 2006. he is regularly attending ‘Ethno’ camps (JMI project that gathers young musicians interested in traditional music). Sometimes as a participant but also as an artistic leader (Ethno Denmark 2012, 2013, Ethno Croatia 2015, Ethno India 2016, 2020, Ethno France 2019, 2020) Also he’s been attending Ethnofonik course in Paris 2014.
Since 2015. – 2020. he has worked as a coordinator of Ethno Croatia. View more

Lucija Stanojević graduated in violin at the Academy of Music in Zagreb and works at a music school, teaching violin and string orchestra. She performs solo, in chamber ensembles, orchestras and bands (Kazan, Afion, HGM A BAND, Voland Le Mat, Mariachi El Nino). She organizes and leads workshops for children, as well as soundpainting, chamber, orchestral, and traditional music workshops. She was one of the mentors at El Sistema workshops and camps in Pula, Zagreb, Vienna, Milan. She writes stories for children and published her first picture book, Ritam Zvukolik, in 2018. She is the co-author of children's theatre show Zvukolika šuma. After attending Ethnos in Grožnjan, Sweden, France, Denmark, she will be the assistant leader of Ethno Croatia 2019.

Dunja Bahtijarević /HR/
Dunja Bahtijarević, 1985. Singer in bands Kazan (reinterpreting traditional music from the area of former Yugoslavia) and Mimika Orchestra (contemporary jazz based on Balkan traditional music), and regularly leading workshops of traditional songs from the western part of the Balkans, both in Croatia and abroad. Coordinator of Ethno Croatia and one of the artistic leaders at Ethno Denmark in 2019. Attending Ethnos since 2010 (Sweden, Croatia, Cyprus). Participated in Ethnofonik in 2014, and in Ethnofonik Allstars in 2017. Leader of lesbian-feminist choir Le Zbor 2014-2015. Holds MAs in English, Translation and Comparative Literature, as well as a BA in Art History.


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.



Submit your application by June 15, 2020 via this APLICATION FORM

For more info please contact: groznjan@hgm.hr