Focus on Climate Change … in Slovenia
In October 2008, the World Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers (FIJET) held its annual World Congress in Slovenia. Climate Change was a focal issue of the event.
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Slovenia is a nation that also sustains and supports its artists.
The Jararaja band was established in 2002, when its four acclaimed young musicians — “a melancholic violin player, a metal clarinet player, a rasta accordion player and a girl with the double bass, the strongest member” — started to play together focusing on traditional Slovene folk songs.
However they “aim not to restore music but rather to apply it as hedonistic extremism.” The phenomenon called Jararaja means all kinds of music variants — jazz, klezmer, balcan, tango or rock’n’roll — all of them based on folklore music.
The Jararaja Group has given many concerts around Slovenia as well as abroad (Helsinki, Berlin, Vienna and Dublin for the May 2004 EU enlargement celebrations).
Jararaja’s first CD appeared in January 2006.
The Jararaja line-up is comprised of Gregor Budal (clarinet), Vasilij Centrih (violin), Janez Dovč (accordion) and Petra Trobec (double bass), all of them also vocalists.
Visit the group’s website at www.jararaja.org