In 2013 Dunja Knebl formed the band Kololira for participating at the EBU World Music Festival in Bulgaria, and has continued to perform and record with this band to date. Their album „Tamo doli“ was charted by the World Music Charts Europe in Autumn, 2013, and in 2020 they released their third album.
Just like Dunja, Roko Margeta has lived in many countries (Egypt, China, India, Indonesia). He joined Kololira in 2018, and he is the youngest band member, a very accomplished musician playing on a wide array of instruments. Although he is primarily a percussionist, he is equally good at playing the keyboards, Indian harmonium, ukulele, kalimba, sansula, swarmandal, tanpura, tapan, frame drum, egzotic flutes (from Indonesian to Irish flutes). He performs with different bands, and the most successful are: Lizards exist and Et’nas.
After performing as a duo at the Subotica (Serbia) ETNOFEST festival in 2018, Dunja Knebl and Roko Margeta decided to record an album by themselves.
Although the age difference between them is almost half a century, they both love traditional folk music, and interpretations that sound ancient and contemporary at the same time.
Their album „Svilarica svilu prede“ (The Spinstress is Spinning Silk) was released in 2019, with 14 traditional folk songs from Croatia arranged in an un-traditional manner, with instruments coming from all over the world .The album landed in the Transglobal World Music Chart (January, 2020).
Dunja: voice, sansula, guitar, Indian harmonium
Roko: Indian harmonium, ukulele, kalimba, sansula, swarmandal, tanpura, tapan, frame drum, exotic flutes (from Indonesian to Irish), small percussion
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Hrvoje Nikšić at Kramasonik studio from December 2018 till February 2019
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