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March 2015

Lullabies, Weddings and Funerals

March 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard & Sturt St
Melbourne, Australia
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$28 - $38

Folk songs, Baroque improvisations and more. A celebratory evening of folk songs, enhanced with Baroque improvisations, which will be both moving and invigorating. Ensemble Anja & Zlatna presents a program of beautiful melodic lines and complex rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Middle East in an exploration of the phenomena of birth, life and death. The ensemble’s unique sound comes from the unusual blend of flute, bass, harpsichord and voices (plus a few other surprises!). Together they perform a selection…

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November 2015

Anja & Zlatna: Music Without Borders for Doctors Without Borders Médecins Sans Frontières

November 29, 2015 @ 12:05 am - 1:05 pm
Hall of Congregation of Mark the Evangelist, 4 Elm St. North Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Anja & Zlatna would like to invite you to our next concert which will feature beautiful and intricate music from the Balkans and beyond. We want to raise funds and awareness for the work of the amazing Doctors Without Borders.

Last year, we did a concert at this venue for an Iranian asylum seeker; he was most grateful for the compassion and generosity people showed towards him.

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March 2016

Letters from Abroad (Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon)

March 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Corner Southbank Boulevard & Sturt St
Melbourne,
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$29 - $39

Songs of life, love, jealousies, loss and lament...   Anja & Zlatna present a program that bursts with the vitality and diversity of folk music from Europe and the Balkans. Songs wishing well for newly-weds share company with the complaints of exhausted mothers, whilst the exotic scales of Turkish classical music melt into the haunting ethereal world of Bulgarian lament. Punctuated with letters from one particular intrepid traveller, Letters from Abroad is your very own picture-perfect tour from Melbourne.  

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Letters from Abroad (Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon)

March 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard & Sturt St
Melbourne, Australia
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$29 - $39

Songs of life, love, jealousies, loss and lament... Anja & Zlatna present a program that bursts with the vitality and diversity of folk music from Europe and the Balkans. Songs wishing well for newly-weds share company with the complaints of exhausted mothers, whilst the exotic scales of Turkish classical music melt into the haunting ethereal world of Bulgarian lament. Punctuated with letters from one particular intrepid traveller, Letters from Abroad is your very own picture-perfect tour from Melbourne.

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August 2016

Letters from Beyond (Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon)

August 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard & Sturt St
Melbourne, Australia
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$29 - $39

An exploration of the earthly and the sublime... Anja & Zlatna explore the phenomena of dreams, nature and the integral questions to existence, which have long found expression through folk music. Focussing primarily on Balkan folk music, this program ranges from the ecstatic meditations of the medieval Orthodox chant ‘Radusya nevesto’ to the prophetic words of the Virgin Mary to her infant Jesus in Falconieri’s hypnotic ‘Hor ch’e Tempo’. Letters From Beyond is an exploration of the earthly and the…

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October 2016

Anja & Zlatna & Friends: Greetings from the Beautiful Balkans

October 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Edinburgh Gardens, Edinburgh Gardens, Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy North
Melbourne, Victoria 3068 Australia
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We are excited to be the opening act for this year's fabulous Melbourne Village Festival at North Fitzroy’s Edinburgh Gardens. Come and be delighted by our wonderful songs from the Balkans and stay for more; the festival goes from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October.

The main live music programme includes gypsy, latin, brassy hip-hop, mariachi music, smokin’ jazz, bluegrass and much, much more. Everyone is invited to get creative, whether it is in the crafty workshops, playing an instrument in the orchestra or up on the dance floor. Lots of fun for all ages.

As always, The Village Festival features delicious drinks and scrumptious food.

SEE YOU THERE.

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November 2016

Music without Borders: Volume 5 For Children in Immigration Detention

November 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Anja & Zlatna invites you to our next humanitarian concert at Church of All Nations. We hope to raise much needed funds for educational resources for Children in Immigration Detention as all the proceeds will go to Befriend a Child in Detention project. The programme will feature beautiful and intricate music from Serbia, Russia, Hungary, Moldova, Macedonia, Bosnia and Bulgaria. Any donation is welcome, but if you are not in a position to donate, please come and enjoy our music and community.

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December 2016

December 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Serbian Orthodox Church Holy Trinity, 1-3 Noel Street, East Brunswick, Victoria 3057
Melbourne, Voctoria Australia
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Anja & Zlatna perform a special programme in a fundraising concert for a Serbian humanitarian organisation „Мајка девет Југовића“ (води шест народних кухиња широм Космета у којима се храни преко две хиљаде људи).

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April 2017

When Roads Meet: Balkan Crossings

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Corner Southbank Boulevard & Sturt St
Melbourne,
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$29 - $39

Join Anja & Zlatna on a musical adventure introducing the Balkans, a region imbued with a fascinating and curious history. With subjects of love, lust, jealousy, pride and turmoil, this is folk music of a diverse melodic and rhythmic tradition, enriched by a playful and exquisite musico-cultural crossroads. When the Roads Meet includes songs from Serbia, Greece, Romania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Moldova and Russia. Hear melodies which have sprung from centuries long past and retained powerful threads and themes which still reach present day communities. Anja & Zlatna’s delightful musical interpretations will transport you to the faraway lands of the beautiful Balkans.

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September 2017

Love and Other Secrets

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Corner Southbank Boulevard & Sturt St
Melbourne,
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$29 - $39

Anja & Zlatna invite you to embark on a musical journey of hardship, loss, grief and catharsis; a program that connects those universal values of humanity, which is ultimately challenging and rewarding. Inspired by a variety of repertoire from the Balkans and beyond, Love & Other Secrets brings together heavenly a capella chant, heart-breaking sevdah from Bosnia, colourful Russian street music, a homage to madness in ‘Yo soy La Locura’ and fiery improvisations in the Spanish Fandango. With harmony intrinsic to these songs, the voices of Anja and Zlatna will delight the soul and the versatility of the instrumentalists will charm the ears with the colours of unexpected combination.

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