Zvezdana Novaković: vocal/harp/looper
Petra Horvat, soprano sax
Weronika Partyka, alto sax
Betka Bizjak Kotnik, tenor sax
Jovana Joka, bariton sax
August 17, 22:00
City Park, Novi Pazar
Zvezdana Novaković is a young artist, who is exploring her ways of expression inside a traditional folk, jazz, classical, electronic music and performing arts. She is interested in many world cultures.
Her voice and musical artistry is influenced by a tradition of Slavic and Balkan countries, the open voice throat technique which is a blend of her own expression combined with improvisation and the right intensity of a moment. She learned folk songs from her Serbian and Slovenian grandmothers, and finished Master study of Bulgarian folk singing in Plovdiv, BG. She also learned songs from many respected folk singers from Bulgaria, Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia.
Zvezdana is the winner of the first Voice of Zeman of World Music Fest Zeman, 2018.
Roya Quartet is a unique group of female saxophonists, driven by the boldness of the artistic expression, the desire to redefine the lines and search for a different and individual expression without prejudice. The members come from different countries (Slovenia, Croatia and Poland) and cultural backgrounds, which inspired them to research their roots, the traditions and the folk music of their regions. Saxophone may not be a typical folk music instrument, but as musicians, they have never avoided cultural heritage. Not only that, with the help of the contemporary composers, they are trying to include folk music into the classical saxophone quartet repertoire.