Slovenia is a tiny nation of slightly more than 2 million people that borders Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Slovenia once was the northwestern corner Yugoslavia, a former Soviet satellite country, and the girls from Navihanke are excited to visit the United States, as they consider it important to build relations and cultural exchanges with the West. If you want to be part of this experiment you are welcome to bring a banjo, guitar, ukulele, balalaika, or other fretted instrument and join in the unstructured jam sessions. Matthews, who is writing a book on the history of the banjo, will be presenting his findings at the first workshop of the four-day event on Friday, May 2, starting at a. I had some old rock and roll and stuff I like. I downloaded videos.
Ana Soklic: 10 facts about Slovenia’s Eurovision 2021 singer
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But, just like several other countries, Slovenia rested its usual national selection format for one year and internally selected Ana instead. Ana hails from Bohinj, which is a kilometre long and five-kilometre wide basin in the Julian Alps in the Upper Carniola region of northwestern Slovenia. Ana started out in music early. She finished ninth overall. She finished 11th out of 12 in the semi-final. Ana has been quoted as saying that she often feels most at home when she sings blues, soul, and jazz.
Choral singing – a proud Slovenian tradition
Slovenians love singing together so much that there is a saying "Three Slovenians — a Choir". Three singers are enough for the polyphonic singing so typical of Slovenians. His greatest work is the "Opus muzicum" — a collection of motets, which is intended for everyday singing in churches. The Spring of Nations made its mark as well, after which the first Slovenian choirs and beautiful choral songs arose, and which penetrated the international scene in the first half of the 20th century. Singing and socialising in singing groups has strengthened the Slovenian nation and provided the preservation of language and culture.
Alya's connections to music goes far in her childhood. She started singing quite early and as a little girl she also played piano. Later on, she invited four boys to found her own quality band.