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Today's Talents: "Franko Krajcar, Bruno Krajcar, Tamara Obrovac,..."

In this section you will find presented some of the Istrian musicians that in their work are inspired by traditional Istrian tune.


Franko is native from Pula and in 1987 he became a professional musician. He lived abroad for some time, mostly in Switzerland cooperating with various European musicians.

Franko also participated in various ethno projects and was associated member of Livio Morosin Band.

Album „Pensieri“ is author's first attempt to present his music. Franko is multi talented musician having at home a collection of couple of hundreds particular music instruments and most of them he is able to play. His music is a joy of harmony that can transport your thoughts in different time dimensions (


Bruno Krajcar is native from Pula and he composed his first song for his mother Nina when he was 10. Bruno, the same as Franko, is from a family where most of the family members play an instrument. He started to play the piano but soon he showed his multi talent thus learned to play well also drums and saxophone.

After conservatory of music  he graduated in organ in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and returned to Pula where he continued to explore and incorporate the traditional elements of Istrian music mixed with Jazz. He fall in love with Jazz since very young age and this element is still present in his works. Over the last years, among various projects he initiated, he also attempted to combine the traditional Istran tune with poems written by Mate Balota (


Tamara Obrovac is an Istrian composer, singer and flutist from Pula. She became popular for using the Istrian folk music in her songs. Tamara writes lyrics in a local dialect and sings in Istriotic - an ancient dialect.

Her international Transhistria Ensemble incorporates elements of Istrian and Mediterranean national music, jazz, and many elements of modern music, "the warm bowed and stringed instruments played by the excellent musicians from her current Transhistria Ensemble make up genuine musical mohair, warming and softening even the chilliest of souls."

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