Ethno Croatia is a project of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia with the goal to spread the knowledge of Croatian cultural heritage, but also the heritage of different cultures represented on the workshop. Through the teaching of musical traditions young people learn about equality, tolerance and democracy.
Ethno Croatia – 10th edition – will take place in the beautiful little village of Grožnjan, a JMI World Meeting Centre, between 11 – 20 July. (arrival date 10. July, departure date 21. July). After few days of picturesque Grožnjan, time filled with workshops, rehearsals, dance evenings, jams, home made food and a day trip to seaside, Ethno moves to city of Pazin and continues as a part of a world music festival TradinEtno, where participants will have their first concert. After concert in Pazin, Ethno Croatia starts it’s tour that finishes in Zagreb, capital of Croatia on 20. July.
In the past years Ethno Croatia hosted musicians from Belgium, France, Denmark, Croatia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Estonia, Iran, Australia, Chile, Zimbabwe, Finland and others. All participants are asked to prepare one traditional song/tune from their country and teach it to the other participants. All the songs and tunes are taught by ear.
Ethno Croatia proudly presents this year’s artistic leader’s team, consisting of two extraordinary and experienced musicians who will help participants with teaching, learning and arranging the tunes. They are Maisie Greenwood (UK) and Allan Scrobe (SE).
Maisie Greenwood is a fiddle player from the UK. A well-travelled musician and professional linguist, she has spent many years picking up tunes and languages from all over the world, playing in sessions, busking, going to Ethno camps and playing in a range of music projects including ceilidh bands, orchestras and even a rave circus band from time to time. She has previously been an Artistic Leader at Ethno Flanders, Ethno France and Ethno Denmark.
Allan Skrobe, guitarist and mandola player from Sweden, producer, teacher… Allan is an Ethno veteran who has probably seen more Ethnos than there are strings on his instruments.