Take the love of music, swirling curiosity and desire to discover new worlds, mix it all mix upand what do you get? Čipkice – small folk ensemble made up of a dozen versatile maids who like their own and other people’s respect, and respect their own and other people’s love.
Čipkice began their journey in 2008 with Sevdah workshop after which spawned the idea of founding the ensemble that performs traditional music from around the world. Under the guidance of maestra Lidia Dokuzović, otherwise renowned folk musician and vocalist Afion, Čipkice repertoire taught at various workshops of traditional music, but also by learning from each other, and perform it a cappella and accompanied by music. Various festivals, cultural and humanitarian events are occasions where Čipkice are always warmly welcomed guests to the world that you can visit, not in 80 days, but in just a couple of songs. And without a passport.
Čipkice often and willingly cooperate with related bands and musicians such as Afion, Le Zbor, Kenkedenke, Naš mali afro bend, Vuge, Allan starch (guitar), Tea Selaković (didgeridoo), Ivan Raić (djembe).
On numerous workshops they expand their knowledge about traditional music from around the world with top experts and musicians and artists. The Istrian traditional music are taught by Dario Marusic, the Macedonian by Gabriela Januševska. Allan Skrobe transferred his knowledge of Scandinavian traditional music, Alexander Steward of that of the Balkans.
Girls from Čipkice try to convey and meet audiences with the beauty of the diversity of cultures and tunes by themselves, creating together, through discovering. Also, they are looking forward to help humanitarian events, promoting cultural assets and events in order to promote tolerance and respect among peoples. So often participate in charity concerts and support a variety of humanitarian and activist initiatives.
Čipkice musical performances imply cooperation with all arts institutions as well as participation in the openings of interesting events, such as exhibitions, book launches and other cultural and humanitarian affairs. So far they have more than 40 appearances.