Serenading New York, Dalmatian Style
Klapa Sinj and Nenad Bach sing their hearts out to sold out audience
Klapa Sinj and Nenad Bach performing at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, Friday, December 2
By Josip Bogovic
Klapa music has many dimensions of expression. It can be sung at weddings, music festivals and is soulful enough to send one off into the eternal life. Klapa Sinj’s performance drew the audience into their world of peace and beauty. It allowed the mixed Croatian-American audience of over six hundred to relax, meditate and reflect on the grand beauty of life. This is what their harmonious voices allowed and inspired.
Nenad Bach also performed his emotionally fulfilling song whose message of peace and love were unmistakable. Klapa Sinj accompanied Bach on his every song. The group sang mostly Croatian lyrics while Bach sang in English, playing guitar or the piano while accompanied by a small band. The combination works and creates a new musical flavor which, judging from the response of the audience, was enjoyed thoroughly by everyone. Nenad Bach’s voice is harmonically rich, unique and very pleasing.
The vocal group, which takes its name from the town in the Dalmatian hinterland where its members reside, and Mr. Bach are on a small U.S. tour that also includes stops in Washington, D.C. and Chicago as well as a recording studio where the two talented forces will combine their souls. The tour was made possible through the cooperation of the Croatian Ministry of Culture in conjunction with Jana (a Croatian natural water company), and the Consulate General of Croatia.
I highly recommend you see these wonderful performers.