Klapa Fa Lindjo
Mediterranean Sounds - Croatia's Mystic Voices Klapa Lindjo - Dubrovnik, Croatia Their voices defend the city's freedom Music lovers are immediately seduced with the harmony that unites the heights of the skies with the blue depths of the sea The joyful voices of the women who make up Klapa Fa Lindo truly embrace a large swath of the Mediterranean: their harmony unites the heights of the skies with the blue depths of the sea. As their song bursts forth from the city walls, the entire world unfolds before them. Music lovers are immediately seduced, and with their initial surprise turning to enchantment, they inevitably inquire about the singers' place of origin. That place is Dubrovnik, Croatia, a city whose special character and unique surroundings have endowed the singers' voices with the softness of silk and the pungent aroma of the local flora. Their songs seem sometimes to trace the outlines of the facades that adorn the streets of Dubrovnik, and sometimes to follow the flight patterns of the birds that gather above the city at sunset. At another level, these songs guard Dubrovnik's freedom, the same freedom that was once defended with the cannons whose barrels still dot the city's ramparts and walls. In place of the cannons, these Dubrovnik singers now use their voices to defend the city's freedom, the very freedom that has in turn permeated their songs for centuries on end. Klapa Fa Lindo The Folklore Ensemble Lindo was founded in Dubrovnik in 1965 and since then it has persisted in the singularity of it's mission: to preserve and celebrate the invaluable cultural heritage of the Dubrovnik region of Croatia. It's accomplishments over the last forty years have undoubtedly emerged as high points of Croatia's cultural life and have contributed to the Ensemble's international recognition. After it was founded in 2000 as a part of The Folklore Ensemble Lindo, Klapa Fa Lindo quickly distinguished itself at a number of prestigious festivals at home and abroad. In 2002 it won the Golden Token Award in the category of female folklore groups at the Verona Festival of Choral Singing in Italy. In 2003 and 2004, the Lindo singers made the finals at the Festival of the Dalmatian Klapas in Omis where they won the esteemed Audience Choice Award. The young women who make up Klapa Fa Lindo participate in it's performances both as dancers and singers. Their vocal repertory consists of autochthonous Dalmatian folk tunes as well as of the more recently composed a cappella pieces. Klapa Lindjo 1.Ana Bacic - First Soprano 2.Paula Kusalic - Second Soprano 3.Jelena Jozovic - Second Soprano 4.Luci Vierda - Second Soprano 5.Lidija Jerosimic - First Alto 6.Margarita Strazicic - First Alto 7.Fani Favro - Second Alto 8.Ivana Butigan - Second Alto 9.Ivela Raguz - Second Alto Ensemble leader - Vedran Ivankovic.