Rhythm Passport holders, welcome aboard! In today’s episode of Rebel Passport, our podcast series dedicated to showcasing the incredible talents enriching the world music scene, we’re taking a journey back in time to Hungary. It was at Balkan:MOST Festival that we had the pleasure of encountering a truly unique ensemble known as PJEV.
PJEV, which means “singing” in Serbo-Croatian, is a Zagreb-based a cappella quintet. However, they are far from your typical ensemble. To start, they’re an all-female group, each hailing from different backgrounds, contexts, and walks of life.
What truly sets them apart is their diverse origins – they come from Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia. Their artistry is wholly devoted to reinterpreting the Pan-Yugoslavian repertoire. So, if you’re on the hunt for music that transcends genres, breaks through borders, and reimagines traditions, join us for a conversation with Jovana, Julijana, Gloria, Lana, and Zvezdana.
Also, if you happen to be in Salzburg, don’t miss their performance tomorrow (19/10) at the Kollegienkirche, where they’ll be sharing the stage with KitDownes and HaydenChisholm.
PJEV – Listaj Goro Ne žali Be’ara
PJEV – Lički Ojkan
PJEV – Oj Djevojko, Janje Umiljato
PJEV – Službu Dluži Viden Dobar Junak
PJEV – Medna Roso, Gdje Si Zimovala
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