Tickets available at The Public Theater box office or through Telecharge: www.telecharge.com or 212.239.6200.
"She is like a tornado on the stage leaving in her wake an ever increasing number of fans..." writes Austria's Concerto magazine, about singer, flutist, and composer Tamara Obrovac, one of the most important artists on the Croatian music scene. Elements of folk music from her homeland Istria, combined with elements of jazz, results in a powerful synthesis of tradition and modernism. This extraordinarily creative musician has become known for her thrilling live performances, with interpretations suffused with spontaneity, inventive improvisation, freedom, humor and the ability to communicate with the audience. Through the communion of different musical forms and improvisation, the last CD Sve pasiva (All fades away) creates a unique form that, inspired by the vastest Mediterranean tradition, establishes her personal poetics, while in the alchemy with her extraordinary musicians she creates an incredible lightness of expression that truly characterises only the greatest artists. Her most recent CD is faraway, was released on Aquarius Records in December, 2005 "Tamaras music is very distinctive, rich in the motifs from the traditional folk music of Istria blending the melancholic character of a Slavic soul with a dialect based on Latin, so reminiscent of a long period dominated by a Venetian rule. An exquisite acoustic dimension with a touch of melancholy transformed into frenetic and galloping rhythms by means of improvisation, then rapid foot moves, which were intended to remind of tango, and a posture entirely based on performance are the pronounced features of the ensemble that, along with Tamara - delicate, but with a powerful voice and bursting with determination - delights with a superb performance of brilliant Simone Zanchini playing the accordion, who joined forces with great musicians Uros? Rakovec on the guitar and mandolin, Salvatore Maiore on the double bass and Kruno Levac?ic´ playing drums.." - Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, Italy
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