Welcome to the pages of impressions & memories of

Melodije Istre i Kvarnera

MELODIES OF ISTRIA & QUARNER

Festival s dušom - A Festival with Soul

 

 

MIK 2007

Introduction

News & Small Talk

Gračišće - New host

Memorable Moments

MIK 2006 Finale

MIK 2008

MIK 2009

MIK 2010

Life after MIK

Performers (gallery)

MIK 2007 Finale (slide show)

MIK logo

 

official site

 

SINGERS' WEB

Vesna Nežić Ružić

Gina Picinic

Tamara Obrovac

Maja Blagdan

Elio Pisak

 

SPECIALS

Vesna Nežić Ružić

Karin Kuljanić

Galiano Pahor (1955-2008)

 

 

 
 

Life Between MIK's

 
 
 

 

SUMMER 2007 EVENTS

 

 
 

Appearing at town squares, piers & promenades near you...

 

 
 

July 6

Plomin luka (Ribarska fešta)

Cocktails Band

 
 

July 7

Lovran (Ribarska noć)

Gustafi

 
 

July 8

Kastav (Kastafsko kulturno leto)

M Battifiaca, K. Kuljanić,

D. Kedžo, R. Grubišić

 
 

July 10

Lovran (Lovransko kulturno leto)

Puhački orkestar Lovran -

Lovran Wind Orchestra

 
 

July 13

Bakar  (Dani Margarite)  Slide Show

M. Bobuš, M.Battifiaca,  K. Kuljanić,

Robert Grubišić

 
 

July 14

Novigrad 

(Novigrad-Cittanova Music Nights)

Hosts: Tamara Obrovac &

Dražen Turina (Šajeta)

 
 

July 20

Veprinac 

(Koncert "Veprinac za svojeh")

Many local singers & bands

 
 

July 20

Grobnik

M. Bobuš, M. Batifiacca,

K. Kuljanić, R. Grubišić

 
 

July 21

Beli  (Dani tramuntane)  Slide Show

K.Kuljanić, M. Batifiacca,

D. Jeličić & grupa Bonaca

 
  Spring 08 NY/NJ (Primorska noć)

M. Bobuš, M. Batifiacca,

K. Kuljanić, R. Grubišić, Gina Picinic

 
 

 2007 Events Gallery

 

 

SPRING 2008 EVENTS

 

 

 

 

March 29

Astoria, NY (IMAS Benefit Concert)

Primorska noć team            

 
 

April 5

New Hyde Park, NY (Women's Club of Otok Krk30th Anniversary)

Primorska noć team

 
 

April 6

Fairview, NJ (Susak Klapa Dance)

Primorska noć team

 
 

May 11

Roč (Z armoniku v Roč)

Triestina players, Gustafi

 
 

May 23

Krk  (Eko etno i vinofest)

Folk singers & dancers, Primorska noć

 
 

May 25

Lanišće  (Zarozgajmo na Ćićariji)

Folk singers & musicians

 
 

 

Report:  "Primorska noć", NY/NJ, March 29 - April 6

Galleries IMASWomen's Club of  O. KrkSusak Klapa

 
   

 

 

STARS OF SPRING  EVENTS 2008 

Z armoniku v Roč

For the 7th year this town, known for its Glagolithic past, hosts the mini festival of accordion music, or more specifically, Triestina music, performed by  folks musicians from all parts of Istria, as well as winners of Triestina competitions in all are categories, from near and far. This year they were all from Italy and Slovenia.

KUD "Željezničar" Roč

 

Guest from Slovenia, in Triestina champions category

 

Big voice from somewhere in Istria

 

Junior champion from Italy with a future champion

 

 

Etno, eko i Vinofest, Krk

A 3-day festival of music, dance, and exhibits of domestic food and wine products, with participation of folklore groups from Krk and Istria, as well as big and little stars of contemporary chakavian music from the region. Special treat to the spectators was the performance by the dance group "Mići Boduli", which was followed by equally young local singers and finally by the champions of chakavian song, the quartet Battifiaca-Bobuš-Grubišić-Kuljanić.

"Mići Boduli"

 

Malo veći Boduli

 

Future MIK stars

 

Carmela after giving instructions for next song

 

The magnificent Karin Kuljanić

 

 

Zarozgajmo na Ćićarij, Lanišće

At the initiative of Bruno Krajcar and Vladimir Pernić, Lanišće hosted the first Festival of Originating Music (Somtra izvorne muzike). Beside Istrian performers from Lanišće, Kršan, Žejane, and Krk, there was a group from Babina greda, Slavonia with old songs from their area. For the visitors, the event will also be remembered as one that had happiest, friendliest and most hospitable host(esse)s.

One of the organizers & and MC, Vladimir Pernić

(who was lead the Triestina show Z armoniku va Roč)

 

Folklore group from Lanišće

 

Duo from "Zlatela" group, Kršan

 

 

Young folklorists from Lanišće

 

Dancers from Žejane

 

After show dancers from Tupljak

(one with bad knee... or so he said)

 

Hostess-1: singing along with the band

 

Hostess-2: bringing refreshments & smiles