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Bozidar Jerkovic (aka CT accordion player, but now in NYC)
This was a private concert. Thanks ! I had a privilage to introduce the group in Los Angeles and here in New York. Maestrali klapa is a unique group from Dubrovnik that exist for 33 years. On and off the stage they are a true example of a great Croatian culture.
Klapa "Maestral" performed a 1 1/2 hour concert at the Lafayette Theater in
Wow! What a concert. The theatre, a restored vaudeville house, was HUGE.
The audience, respectable-sized, sat up in the front (we were front-row
center) for an incredible program of acoustic music.
There were 6 musicians who came over, and they were joined for a few
numbers at the end by two former members now living in the US. Most of the
program was sung with the group accompanying themselves on bass, prim,
brac^, guitar, and what appeared to be two mandolins (one standard, one
larger that served like a cello).( op-ed that was tamburitza)
Their playing was very good, their vocals
beautiful. On the a cappella numbers, the sound was breathtaking. And all
balanced the old-fashioned way ---- no mikes, just 6 fellows playing and
singing together, and obviously loving it. And so were we.
For the klapa crowd on the list, they did 4 or 5 numbers from the camp
repertoire, though some, like "Maestrale moj" appeared in different form
(that one moved into 3/4 time ---- different, but nice). Others, like "Dva
Brac^anina" were pretty much the arrangements we know, only done better.
And their obligatory English-language song, "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've
Seen," was a lovely arrangement and by far the best "host-country number"
Thanks, Wendy, for calling the list's attention to this program.
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