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If songs can’t be heard and listened to – they are dead.
When I found books containing hundreds of beautiful Croatian folk songs that have never been recorded, I began doing what I have been doing since: turning notes and written words into music. Most of all I would like these songs to be sung by other people. It is absurd that this computer-wise generation should forget songs that have been handed down from generation to generation in times when it was not a common thing to be able to read and write.
I am extremely happy because I do not have to go anywhere. The most beautiful songs are here where I am now. As are both the place and the time.

From Over There to Over Here

From Over There to Over Here

The title of the project I have been working on recently has several different meanings. „OVER THERE“ is not only a place but also a time period when I was much younger. As I have been very happy since I reached the time period and place of „OVER HERE“, I would like to share my […]

KOLOLIRA – English

KOLOLIRA is a band reinterpreting traditional folk songs coming from Croatia (kololira = hurdy gurdy) Dunja Knebl & Friends got together to perform at a world music festival in Varna, Bulgaria, in 2013,  as representatives of the Croatian Radio. They liked playing together so much that they chose to continue as KOLOLIRA (Croatian for hurdy […]

Albums – Photos

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TAMO DOLI, Dancing Bear, 2013 – CD

kliknite na sliku za uvecanjeJELEN PASE
Dancing Bear, 2010
CD
kliknite na sliku za uvecanjeSPEVALA MI PAPIGA
Dancing Bear, 2009
CD
kliknite na sliku za uvecanjeDOĐE BOŽIĆ, OJ KOLEDO
Dancing Bear, 2008
CD
kliknite na sliku za uvecanjeKITE I KITICE
Dancing Bear, 2007
CD
kliknite na sliku za uvecanjePOLJE ŠIROKO, NEBO VISOKO
Dancing Bear, 2005.
CD/MC
kliknite na sliku za uvecanjeDA SAM BAREM GUSKA
Dancing Bear, 2002.
CD/MC
kliknite na sliku za uvecanjeČETIRI FRTALJI
Dancing Bear, 2000.
CD/MC
kliknite na sliku za uvecanjeIZ GLOBLINE SRCA
Dancing Bear, 1998.
CD/MC
kliknite na sliku za uvecanjeCROATIAN FOLK SONGS FROM MEĐIMURJE
Trottel Records, 1998.
MC
kliknite na sliku za uvecanje…JER BEZ TEBE NEMA MENE
Orfej, 1996.
CD/MC
kliknite na sliku za uvecanjeČUJEŠ, GOLOB, ČUJEŠ
Morje Kak Međimorje, 1994.
MC
 ETHNO-AMBIENT LIVE
CBS, 1995.
CD/MC

Theatre Performances

Dunja’s music has been used in several theatre performances: Budi se lijepa and Mrtva svadba at Teatar ITD, Zagreb, Cezar (directed by Branko Brezovac), … jer bez tebe nema mene (a dance performance choreographed by Barbara Novkovic), and she was the composer of the music/songs in a performance entitled Regoc and Kosjenka that she based […]

About me – my roots

BOXES + BOXES = OUR LIVES (published in April, 2001 in Croatian IQ magazine) The chief editor was very persuasive in describing the positive sides of writing for IQ, a magazine distributed and read all over Croatia. He was so persuasive that I agreed to write something for IQ readers. I thought the subject of […]

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