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Bossa de Novo

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Slovenian band Bossa de Novo was founded in 2003 and though loyal to Brazilian bossa nova standards, their repertoire features songs in Portuguese, French, Slovene and Serbo-Croatian languages.

Boštjan Gombač

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Gombač is one of the most sought-after Slovenian clarinet players. Proficient in playing numerous instruments, such as different flutes and percussion instruments, he collaborates with many different bands. He performed with the Irish group The Dubliners and with Jani Kovačič, Zoran Predin, Josipa Lisac, Siddharta, and the Mar Django ensemble, Fake Orchestra, Altaria, Terra Mystica, Terrafolk, Olivija, Brina, Vlado Batista as well as the Slovenian Military Orchestra and the Slovenia RTV Big Band… He is a member of the Katalena band and Sounds of Slovenia. He writes music for film and theatre and works sporadically as a studio musician.

Boštjan Narat

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Founder and leader of the acclaimed ethno-rock band Katalena, Boštjan Narat has lately also made a name for himself as a singer-songwriter. He received an award at the KantFest International Festival.

Boštjan Perovšek

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Boštjan Perovšek is a freelance artist, musician and composer working mostly in the areas of electroacoustic and experimental music. He is accredited with the invention of a new music genre – bioacoustical music. Perovšek is member of the experimental band SAETA, writes film music and creates soundscapes for museums and galleries. He has scored music for theatre, performances and multimedia installations, and also works as a sound engineer for film and video.

Bowrain

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Bowrain (1983, Ljubljana) is a contemporary composer, pianist, and producer. Apart from creating his own music, Bowrain has composed music for several works in the field of visual/performing arts and theater. To date, he has released several singles, three albums, and one EP.

Brane Zorman

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Brane Zorman is a composer, sound and radio artist, sound manipulator and producer, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has scored numerous music works for theatre, dance and performance art. His work examines and explores the possibilities of processing, presenting, perceiving, understanding, positioning, manipulating and reinterpreting sound and space. By employing old analogue digital technologies and techniques, Zorman’s work traverses the fields of music, multimedia and visual space. In using both simple and sophisticated tools, he develops strategies, methods, dynamics and interactive interpretation models, soundscapes, and creates electronic and acoustic sound sculptures. Brane Zorman is the programme selector of ZVO.ČI.TI (so.und.ing), ZVO.ČI.TI DUO and CTR series, and curates Hidden Materia projects and radio podcasts. He collaborates with various national and international musicians. With Irena Pivka he has co-founded the CONA Institute for Contemporary Art Processing and curated the radioCONA project.

Bratko Bibič

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Composer and performer Bratko Bibič is a musician with a highly distinctive voice. Active since 1973, Bibič has been member of different national and international ensembles. In addition to appearing as a solo and duet artist, he has taken part in various experimental and multimedia collectives, including Accordion Tribe, Begnagrad, Nimal, etc.

Brencl Banda

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The original music of Brencl Banda stems from the artists’ fascination with the world’s folk heritage. It reflects a predominant Slavic spirit and conveys an impression of being an intrinsic part of its legacy, as if modelled on the music transcriptions of age-old folk tunes found abandoned in an attic. The Brencl Banda was formed in Bistrica ob Sotli, a Slovenian settlement known for its rich musical tradition. Although featuring perfectly ordinary instruments and vocals the band’s sound is completely original. On their Slavic wings they fly across different musical traditions, whose myriad beats and melodies fuse into one single voice to sing about happiness, sadness and timelessness.

Brest

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A music group that plays a unique kind of jazz-pop. Brest’s main vocalist is Vesna Zornik, known for being the lead singer in the famous ethno-rock band Katalena. Samo Šalamon, a leading Slovenian jazz musician, writes the band’s original compositions, and acclaimed poet Kristina Kočan contributes the song lyrics.

Brina

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The ensemble Brina and its frontwoman, singer, musician, puppet maker and designer Brina Vogelnik perform both their own songs and songs from the traditional folk music repertoire. They enrich the typically Slovenian sound with their own vision and energy and successfully navigate between the traditional and jazz music with a hint of cabaret. In 2006, the group performed at Womex – World Music Expo in Seville and presented itself in Charlie Gillett’s show on BBC World Service.