Patria was founded in 1993 in the town of Zupanja located in Croatia’s heartland of tamburica music, Slavonija, when the musicians were only sixteen. This six-piece ensemble was one of the finest examples of modern tamburica music.
As well as the folk music of their native Croatia, Patria presented the music of all the peoples of Pannonia (the Danube plain) in their concerts – performing Hungarian Csardas, Romanian horas and Gypsy ballads and kolo dances. They also added the works of the old classical masters, Mozart, Bach, Brahms and Verdi to their musical mix.
Život Je Pjesma (Croatia Records, 2009)
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.