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The Music of a Mining Town

For centuries, the town of Idrija in western Slovenia was famous for its mercury mine. Now closed and preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the mine provided a livelihood to generations of local residents. It also led to the creation of a wind band that is among the oldest in the world. After mercury was discovered in the area ...

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Poskočni Muzikanti tour Down Under.

Janja Juvan is the main organizer for the Poskočni Muzikanti Australian tour which has kicked off in Queensland. They will also be performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Janja speaks about the tour itself and how it came to be that the band will not be performing at any Slovenian club in Victoria. Source: Radio SBS Australia | Lenti Lenko

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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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Ensemble Glasbe Biserov’s first tour Down Under!

Ensemble Glasbe Biserov’s first Australian tour began in Melbourne at the Slovenian Association Planica. They’ll also be visiting Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide. Band leader, Marko Štumperger and tour organiser, Irena A. Jernej spoke to us about the background of the band and the tour itself. Source: Radio SBS Australia

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