Folk Music From Croatia
(nice and very special!)
Performed by: KUD "Metković", Croatia
The "Metković" Folk Dance Ensemble was founded in 1977 in Metković. With their activities they cultivate the traditions of Neretva Valley, Dalmatia and continental Croatia. This culture is connected to the settled Croatian inhabitants, who formerly lived and worked in the inner, mountainous part of the land, as ranchers and cultivators. As they got closer to the seaside, in their culture appeared more elements of the Adriatic culture. The proximity of Dubrovnik and its neighbourhood was a significant factor, also. All these influences co-exist in the dances, songs, music and the forms of clothing. The ensemble wants to preserve every characteristic feature, which was created from this mixture of cultures. As the result of the work of the ensemble in several groups, the folk costume, the dance and singing is live tradition nowadays in Metković. The ensemble is the organiser of the festival "Na Neretvu misečina pala" for a long while, and also a member of the Alliance folk association in France. The ensemble is known among the notable folk ensembles in Croatia and it has a lot of domestic and international prizes.
Tracklist: 1. Neretvansko ravno polje - 2. Šetnja - 3. U jablana visokoga - 4. Desanski šotić - 5. Majka Maru dozivala - 6. Oj visoki moj jablane - 7. Zbogon more, zbogon polje - 8. Momićki šotić - 9. Vrani se konji igraju - 10. Divojka je sve po redu klela - 11. Bile su tri sestrice - 12. A moj dragi u Crepini kopa - 13. Kolo malo - 14. Kuljanski šotić - 15. Grlica grče - 16. Ak imadeš pa nam dadeš - 17. Maslina je gora - 18. Ivukin šotić - 19.Gun, gun - 20. Sve se more - 21.U kralja Norilja - 22. Dirlin, dirlin - 23. Neretvanska poskočica - 24. Nije legla vila - 25. Zdravice - 26. Na Neretvu misečina pala