"Balkan Muses" - Zoran Dukic

Zoran Dukic

With the exception of Boris Papandopulo, an important figure in the Croatian musical landscape of the 20th century, all the composers present on this album are guitarists. Born between 1955 and 1964, they are Dušan Bogdanović, from Belgrade, Bulgarian Atanas Ourkouzounov, born in Bourgas, Serbo-Croatian Mirolav Tadić, Greek Apostolos Paraskevas, from Volos and Vojislav Ivanović from Sarajevo. All the composers present on this album cultivate, in varied styles, the same vigor, the tremendous energy of the Balkans whose influence shows itself in their compositions through frequent changes of meters, through the use of strong accents as well as through the extreme beauty emanating from their nostalgic melodies. One could not imagine, for this music, a better ambassador than Zoran Dukić.