- Култура и традиција
Wed, 06/30/2010 - 16:32
Baklava is a musical group with a minimalist musical concept: the sound is made by only one female vocal and two string and percussion instruments – the tambura and the bendir. The third major challenge is the musicianship: simplicity and unpretentiousness.
Apart from the remakes of Macedonian folk compositions, Baklava`s worldview is open to other folk traditions as well. But the key challenge is to create original music in a vivid dialogue with the aesthetic achievements of traditional Macedonian music.
Baklava was formed in 2005 as a result of the bond between the individual musical experiences of its members in their personal projects as well as the collaboration with other musicians and bands. After the launching of their first album, entitled Baklava (2007), Vladimir Martinovski replaced Aleksandar Stamatov (of the first lineup).
The album `Kalemar`, which was released in October of 2008, is the group`s second one. But since `Baklava` was a concert album, `Kalemar` is their first studio album. Out of the 14 tracks on `Kalemar`, 11 were composed by the band and three are traditional Macedonian songs.