Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians by Katarina Vrisk
Slovenian Australian community is richer for another valuable record of creativity of its people. Katarina Vrisk spent six years researching, conducting interviews and writing Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians which brings an excellent overview of the rich musical activity in the community in the last sixty years and recognizes the achievement of a few outstanding musicians of Slovenian background.The book launch will be in Club Triglav in Sydney on Sunday, 20 March.
The book includes seven chapters (Soloists – Vocal and Instrumental, Small Ensembles – Vocal and Instrumental, Choirs, Bands, Notable Musicians & Others) and five ‘Special Features’ (The Accordion, Early Slovenian Cultural Evenings, Slovenian Youth Concerts, Lojze Slak Tour 1972, Slovenian Bands Play for Other Ethnic Groups).
In addition, there is a CD pack (2 disks) with 70 excerpts of artists from within the book also available for purchase. Price: Book $95, CD Pack $30 Postage within Australia: $20 (1 book OR 1 book and CD pack).
To order, you can contact Katarina Vrisk. Order form is also available here. You can fill it in, follow payment instructions and wait for your book to appear in your mail box within seven working days.
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The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum mourns the passing of Chairman Emeritus and co-founder Tony Petkovsek. Tony brought new life to the Cleveland-Style Polka. Just when polka music seemed played out, young Tony arrived on the scene in 1961 with a daily radio show that revived America’s good-time sound. He inspired new and classic bands to record albums. His polka tours brought attention to Slovenia and took the happy music around the world. Tony’s Thanksgiving polka weekends still attract a thousand fans. His music events and causes made him an important community leader.