Folk Slovenia Cultural Society


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Kulturno in etnomuzikološko društvo Folk Slovenija
Kersnikova 4, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 31 743 813
Fax386 (0) 1 430 4505

The Folk Slovenia Cultural Society is a revivalist folk music society which seeks to bring together those who care about the future of folk music and folk songs in Slovenia. The crucial objective of its activities is to familiarise the public with various ways of experiencing traditional music and song in a modern context, while enhancing public awareness of these values.

In addition to annual and other occasional concerts and events, the society also organises workshops, panel discussions and lectures. It is also engaged in the publication of music records and other material to document its own activities and the work of its members, both groups and individuals.

Discography and artists

To date the Folk Slovenia Cultural Society has published 3 CD-compilations: Modern Folk Music in Slovenia I and Modern Folk Music in Slovenia II and Al' že spiš? ali Kako uspavamo v Sloveniji [Are You Sleeping? Lullabies in Slovenia].

Some musicians – members of the society – are loyal to the characteristics of their region of origin (such as, for example, Kurja koža from Styria, La Zonta from Northern Istria, Marko banda from Prekmurje, Tomaž Podobnikar from Carniola and Ljoba Jenče from the Notranjska region), whilst other musicians draw inspiration from other parts of Slovenia, for example, Tolovaj Mataj, who gains his inspiration from Rezija, Istria, Carniola, and Bela Krajina, and the female vocal group Katice, who are inspired by folk music from Rezija and Porabje. Other musicians featured are Bogdana Herman, Istrianski Mužikanti and Trutamora Slovenica.

See also

Folk music festivals

Similar organisations

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