The Klarisa Jovanovic & Zarko Zikovic Ensemble

The extremely talented singer Klarisa M. Jovanovic, who hails from the Istria and Black Mountain regions of the former Yugoslavia, passionately delights in the traditional music of the Balkan Peninsula (including Greek music, which she studied as a post-graduate student in Salonika and Athens).

While on a quest for the essence behind the traditional songs of Yugoslavia (and not only), she brings out their quality within a contemporary jazz framework, fusing them with other Mediterranean traditions. In permanent collaboration with Slovenian guitarist and composer Zarko Zivkovic and two more gifted musicians, the artist presents a varied and original program of traditional Slovenian songs and authentic artistic compositions that groove to the sounds and rhythms of the Balkans…

Klarisa Jovanovic (vocals), Zarko Zivkovic (guitar), Milos Simic (violin), Vasko Atanasovski (flute, soprano saxophone)

Additional Info

  • Artist: The Klarisa Jovanovic & Zarko Zikovic Ensemble
  • Year: 2004
  • Country: Slovenia