- 2019 -
Learn a world of tunes,
from a world of musicians
Ethno Croatia 2019 will take place in the beautiful little village of Grožnjan, between 9 - 19 July. (arrival date 9 July to Grožnjan, departure date 19 July from Zagreb).
If you are a young musician over 18 playing folk/traditional music and you play an acoustic instrument or sing; apply now for a week of wonderful Istrian gourmet food, sunshine
and music from all over the world!
Ethno is JM International’s program for folk, world and traditional music. Founded in 1990, it is aimed at young musicians (13-30) with a mission to revive and keep alive global cultural heritage.
Present today in over 20 countries, Ethno engages young people through series of annual international music camps, as well as workshops, concerts and tours, working together with schools, conservatories and other groups of youth to promote peace, tolerance and understanding.
At the core of Ethno is its’ democratic, peer-to-peer learning approach, whereby young people teach each other the music from their countries and cultures. It is a non-formal pedagogy that has been refined over the past 30 years, embracing the principals of intercultural dialogue and understanding.
Ethno provides a unique opportunity, for young people from across the globe, to come together and engage through music in a manner that is characterised by the respect, generosity and openness.
"On the Road"
After a week of picturesque Grožnjan and time filled with workshops, rehearsals, dance evenings and jams and one day trip to the seaside, Ethno goes on tour ‘Ethno on the Road’ across Croatia.
Meet our Artistic Leaders!
Melody (Violin), Croatia
Lucija Stanojević graduated in violin at the Academy of Music in Zagreb and works at a music school, teaching violin and string orchestra. She performs solo, in chamber ensembles, orchestras and bands (Kazan, Afion, HGM A BAND, Voland Le Mat, Mariachi El Nino). She organizes and leads workshops for children, as well as soundpainting, chamber, orchestral, and traditional music workshops. She was one of the mentors at El Sistema workshops and camps in Pula, Zagreb, Vienna, Milan. She writes stories for children and published her first picture book, Ritam Zvukolik, in 2018. She is the co-author of children's theatre show Zvukolika šuma. After attending Ethnos in Grožnjan, Sweden, France, Denmark, she will be the assistant leader of Ethno Croatia 2019.
Rhythm (Drums/Percussion), France
Apart from being an former Ethno & Ethnofonik participant, is a keyboard player in many rock/hiphop/electro bands in France like Noflipe, Le Vasco & GLOBAL NETWORK, with which he performed throughout all France and Europe and in renowned festivals such as the Transmusicales de Rennes, the Printemps de Bourges, the Great Escape in Brighton or Eurosonic in Groningen. He is also keyboard teacher in French conservatoires. It'll be his second time leading an Ethno, after leading Ethno France 2019 and the first ever Folkatron in 2018. (Ethno electro in England), with loads of musical ideas from all his various experiences.
Standard Registration International Participants : €250
Standard Registration Croatian Participants : €200
(Fee includes accomodation in shared rooms // Fee does not include meals //
Fee includes pickup/drop off at Pula or Trieste Airports )
How to Get to Grožnjan?
If you don’t have your own transportation, you can arrive to Kopar, Slovenia railway station, or Buje, Croatia bus station as well as airports in Trieste Italy or Pula Croatia.
You must plan to arrive on the 9th of July and depart on the 19th of July.
The nearest town with public transport is BUJE. We will pick you up if it's needed and if we are informed about your arrival. You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 16.07.2019., and leave on 28.07.2019. . Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb,
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX
The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms in each, with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities.
What to bring?
Apart from your toothbrush and towels, musicians must bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts.
In the past year's Ethno Croatia hosted musicians from Belgium, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Estonia, Iran, Australia, Chile, Zimbabwe, Finland, and others. All participants are asked to prepare one traditional song/tune from their country and teach it to the other participants. All the songs and tunes are taught by ear.