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)