ŠIROM (Slo)

The unique phenomena of the Slovenian music landscape, Širom, shares an etymological root with “širina”, which means breadth in the Slovenian language. And broad it is the music of this young trio, evoking the spirits of our ancestors with fresh inventiveness. Iztok, Ana and Samo, all experienced in numerous neo-folk, post-rock and experimental bands and projects (ŠKM banda, Najoua, Salamandra Salamandra, Samo Gromofon, Horda grdih, Hexenbrutal …), take their influences from all over the world and process them with improvisational approach and more than a dozen acoustic instruments – from classical viola and drums, traditional banjo, balafon and ukulele, to self-made kalimbas and percussive instruments. A contemplative spiritual journey through the essence of musical creativity.
Iztok Koren – banjo, three string banjo, bass drum, percussion, chimes, balafon, various objects
Ana Kravanja – violin, viola, rebab, cünbüs, balafon, ngoma drum, mizmar, various objects, vocals
Samo Kutin – lyre, balafon, one string bass, frame drums, brač, gongoma, mizmar, various objects, vocals

WEB: http://www.siromband.si/

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