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Academic Choir of the University of Primorska

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The Academic Choir of the University of Primorska offers one of the most active social activities for students and other music enthusiasts. Activities are free of charge, on a high quality level. The choir also organises concerts of classical music and enriches concert activity on the Slovenian coast. Singers regularly present themselves at concerts and competitions at home and abroad with great success.

Ambrož Čopi

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Hailing from the Primorska region, Ambrož Čopi is primarily noted for his work as a composer of choral music, an educator, organizer and an indefatigable choral conductor. He is the ‘father’ of the first edition of the Aegis Carminis Choral Competition and Festival (2019).

Bojan Sedmak

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In the eighties, Bojan Sedmak was one of the most acknowledged singer-songwriters in Slovenia. In the nineties and beyond, he performed at different venues from cultural homes (Cankarjev dom, Slovene National Theatre Maribor) and festivals (Lent, Borštnik Theatre Festival) to locally organised cultural events at different venues throughout Slovenia from the region of Prekmurje to the region of Primorska. He also performed at charity events and at schools and hospitals as well as numerous exhibitions and gave recitals at clubs in the regions of Dolenjska and Štajerska, across the border and further abroad in Trieste, Munich, Sarajevo, Belgrade and elsewhere. He is the author of many successful songs performed by other popular Slovenian bands, such as Lačni Franz, Lauženki, Jani Kovačič, Be Radio, Peter Andrej and later also Marko Grobler, Jure Ivanušič, Mia Žnidarič and Steve Klink. On occasion, he also wrote for his aspiring music students. He named Zoran Predin and Adi Smolar as his inspiration for guitar playing.

Nesesari Kakalulu

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Nesesari Kakalulu is a young collective of nine instrumentalists from the Slovenian Primorska region. The band gathered in 2016 with the aim of getting the crowds off their seats and onto the dancefloor with their rhythmically propulsive music, and generating positive vibrations through the sheer force of numbers occupying the stage. Initially brought together in the desire to honour the musical legacy of Fela Kuti, the band outgrew this first inspiration and developed their own sound, a music ritual re-invented in the spirit of the Sub-Saharan rhythms. Nesesari Kakalulu craft a weave of hypnotic bass lines in polyrhythmic juxtaposition with repetitive guitar riffs, djembe establishing a dialogue with drums, and winds venturing into improvised solo passages above the close-knit ensemble playing, while the seamless whole is spiced with the bravados of the vibrant percussion section. The band has recently introduced female vocals to their sets. The voices of an eight-member choir beautifully add to the blend of instrumental parts, which move between composed passages and the rapture of collective improvisation. Faced with the deluge of omnipresent electronic music, the band felt obliged to restore the dance ritual to its primal organic human form.

Tom Varl

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Tom Varl (1998) enrolled at the theoretical department of the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana (KGBL) in 2013. In 2015, he began attending solo singing lessons at the KGBL music school. In 2017, he started studying composition at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana (AG) in the class of prof. Vito Žuraj. Singing in the KGBL Chamber Choir fascinated him, so he started conducting. He leads the vocal group of Ivan Cankar. In 2019, he successfully presented himself at the International Conducting Competition Aegis carminis in Koper and passed the entrance examinations to the choral conducting studies at the Academy of music. In addition to his studies, he also teaches solfeggio at the Edgar Willems Music Centre in Ljubljana and at the DoReMi Music Center, and since September 2020 he has been a ballet accompanist at the KGBL. As a conductor and vocal teacher, he has collaborated with various ensembles, such as the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir, Chamber choir of the Ljubljana Conservatory of music and Academy of Music, Academic choir Tone Tomšič andf the University of Primorska Mixed Academic Choir