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The Legendary Vilko Ovsenik Dies

Clarinet player and composer Vilko Ovsenik passed away on Friday at the age of 88. Dedicated as he was to music, he composed around one thousand songs, was a member of the Vaški quintet, and left a deep mark in the legacy of Oberkrainer music as the first clarinetist in the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble. One of the main architects of ...

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    Carmen Manet: “All we wanted was to represent Slovenia in the best possible light”

    “The announcement totally surprised us all. We didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, jump, hug, scream… At the end, we did all of the above-mentioned at the same time. I think you can feel our euphoria in the recording when they pronounce the winner.” That’s how the members of the Carmen Manet choir, which “displayed the majestic power of ...

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      Omar Naber is the winner of EMA 2017

      Omar Naber will represent Slovenia at the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev with the song On My Way after winning EMA 2017. Omar will perform in the first semi-final on 9th May. The final of EMA 2017 took place in front a sold-out crowd at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre and was hosted by Mario Galunič, Tina Gorenjak, ...

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        Down Under Musical Group Žagarji Released Their First Song

        On the last day of 2016, the musical group Žagarji released their first original song, “Ne vem če bom zmogla”. In the interview that you can listen below, Tania Smrdel spoke with their lead singer Tina Hodnik about the song and what their plans are. Please also check their youtube video below.   http://media.sbs.com.au/audio/slovenian_170120_619321.mp3  …   It was in 2013 ...

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          Singer-Songwriter Kreslin Filling Cankarjev Dom For Quarter Of Century

          Legendary Slovenian singer-songwriter Vlado Kreslin has been filling the main concert hall at the Cankarjev dom arts center with his annual December concerts for a quarter of a century. This year’s three concerts have also been sold out. Kreslin performed his first concert at the Gallusova dvorana hall on 5 December 1992 together with the Svea Wind Orchestra from Zagorje. ...

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            An Evening Under The Lights

            Under the patronage and sponsorship of the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Cleveland and in corporation with Friends of the Slovenian National Home, Inc. (501c3), Slovenian Museum & Archives (501c3) And Center for Slovenian Studies (Cleveland State University) present: An Evening Under the Lights, A benefit concert by Vlado Kreslin. Featuring the First Unveiling of the 160-year old ...

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              Avsenik Brothers’ Musical Oeuvre Published In New Book

              A year after the death of legendary accordion player and composer Slavko Avsenik (1929-2015), a book documenting the musical oeuvre of both founders of the legendary Slovenian oompah music group Avsenik Brothers Ensemble, Slavko Avsenik and his brother Vilko, has been launched. Golden Sounds was written and edited by Aleksi Jercog, a long-time fan of their music, and published by ...

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                Slovenian Accordionist Plays For Two Days in a Row, Breaking All Records

                The new Slovenian record for the Guinness Book of Records was set by accordionist Bojan Kovačič, who has been playing the instrument since Friday, and thus has already broken all the recorded records. Bojan Kovačič, a professor at the Faculty of Education Maribor, and an accordionist from Prlekija, on Friday evening, took up a very difficult task: to play piano ...

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                  Accordion Blowout: 34th Super Button Box Bash

                  On Sunday, April 10, National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame held 34th Super Button Box Bash at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid. Visitors enjoyed more than sixty accordions, plus jam sessions throughout the day, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. The musical line-up includes these accordion greats: Anthony Culkar, Mary Lou Downs and Charlie Tomecek (Canada), Veseli Godci, Button Box Divas, ...

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                    Folkloric Reunion And Book Launch at Triglav Club in Sydney

                    Peter Krope, president of Triglav Club in Sydney invites to attend their Folkloric reunion and the Sydney book launch of the Anthology of Slovenian Musicians in Australia, which will take place on Sunday, March 20th. Listen below. Presentation of a new book Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians which is the culmination of six years research about the musicians of Slovenian ...

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