A small country in size but rich enough in cultural values, Croatia is known for its folklore music tradition. Polyphonic choral tradition is the most fascinating aspect of Croatian music. The choral tradition of Croatia has always been very popular amongst the masses as well as classes.
Most renowned Croatian folkloric ensemble is Lado which has managed to survive every negative external factors and people still flock to get its records.
Croatian folk music tradition has given many other gems to the musical world. Gems include tumburica and tamburica bands. Tamburica is the national instrument of Croatia and it resembles lute. This instrument can be found playing in folk, ballads to dance numbers. Most famous tamburica playing band is Zagreb-based band Ex-Pannonia.
Other forms of music are also popular in Croatia. Pop songs have their own huge fan following and few of the famous pop singers are; Arsen Dedic, Zdenka Vuckovic, Meri Cetinic, Miso Kovac, Vice Vukov, Milan Bacic, Ivo Robic, Darko Domjan, Gabi Novak, Ivica Šerfezi, Tereza Kesovija, Oliver Dragojevi etc.
Apart from pop, rock music is also prevalent in Croatian musical scenario. Renowned rock bands of crotia are; Parni Valjak, Atomsko Skloniste, Prljavo Kazaliste and Crvena Jabuka amongst others.
Directory of Croatian Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Croatian songs, new releases, free Croatian mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Croatian music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.
Croatian Songs handbook – Offers song book for sale of over 300 Popular Croatian songs.
Timesofmusic.com – music lyrics & songs from around the world.
www.hr/darko/etf/bozic – Learn about Croatian Christmas folk songs.
croatia Music Resource – Links to Popular Music resources.
hr/wwwhr/arts/music/ – Useful resource for Music from Croatia.