1 Gredu lita / Years pass by (4:40)
2 Sve pasiva / All fades away (5:01)
3 Ne plači Lucija / Don't cry Lucija (5:55)
4 Ča mi povida more / What sea tels me (5:58)
5 Cansoneita / Chanson (6:00)
6 Sexuvalna (5:42)
7 Duet / Duo (3:30)
8 Stila / quiet (3:30)
9 Sudba ti je došla / Your faith has come (4:21)
10 Divojka / A girl (4:44)
11 Ona je čekala / She has waited (6:10)
12 Črno zlo / Black evil (4:57)
13 Sexuvalna live - bonus track (4:53)
Life is short, don't waste time
a tune, write a rhyme
all will pass, even sound
what's to do, you demand
listen, laugh, have fun
and be thegoodone
The composer singer and flutist Tamara Obrovac, is one of the most impressive artists on the Croatian music scene, she is one of those musicians to whom jazz means a path to understanding music as a whole. Moreover, it has ushered her towards an intensive investigation of her own regional music awareness, so she offers us a new musical journey through the Istrian and Mediterranean spaces and times. Istria is here homeland, beautiful Croatian region, a North Adriatic peninsula, particular for It's musical and dialectal tradition, which is the creative force of her works. She writes lyrics in a local dialect and sings in an ancient dialect which is not spoken any more - the Istriotic dialect.
Her international Transhistria Ensemble incorporates elements of Istrian and Mediterranean national music, jazz, and many elements of modern music, and her music, completely original and autochthonous, goes beyond time and geographical boundaries, thus becoming a universal artistic message, establishing Tamara Obrovac as an exceptional artist who managed to create her own unique musical expression. This creative musician has become known for her highly aesthetic performances, her interpretations are suffused with spontaneity, inventive improvisation, freedom, humour and the ability to communicate with the audience, an artist of a strong persona, a life and artistic force able to enchant any audience...
As she said: “jazz is my freedom, and my roots are my inner truth...”
For me this is the best thing I heard In Croatian Discography. A balsam for a Mediterranean soul.