Welcome to the most exciting website about Croatian folk music on the Net! Hi, my name is Ned Benvin. I was born on a small island, Northern Adriatic, Croatia. At 8, my mom and me in tow, moved to Mali Losinj. At 12 I sang in our church quire. At 13 I got organ lessons from a nun and started to learn the guitar. At 14 played my first gig, as a guitar player. At 17, I formed one of the first Rock and Roll band in the former Yugoslavia and at 27 immigrated to the USA. In New York I jioned the band The Adriatics. Later I played with bands Kristali and 3Kantuna. I retired in 2003 and started to record a couple of CD's with Croatian folk music arranged in contemporary dance styles. Great mixes of Rock, Latin, Polkas, Waltzes, Boogie, and Kolo. Excellent music for dance party, weddings, picnics, anniversaries, birthdays or any happy occasion. This is not the music the way your grandma used to sing to you. No lyrics, no crazy styles, just plain instrumental dance arrangements of beautiful Croatian folk songs and music from other Balkan places. And now, click on any song, crank up the volume....and DANCE!
A magical place that will seduce you with scents, tastes, sounds and preserved natural beauties.
Bands and friends I used to play with
Kaitaia, New Zeland
Thank you for the excellent service and the music is as well. It brings back some special memories
The music is excellent and the service was fantastic. Thank you! I enjoy listening to it every day.
A wonderful CD
This is a wonderful CD for someone who is looking for an upbeat modern version of the more traditional sounds. You will feel like dancing all the way back to the old country for a visit. Great background music for entertaining. I will probably at some point hire the band. This music appeals to all ages and can be appreciated by all ethnic groups. Two thumbs up !!! A+++ I bought two sets. One for home and one to give to my Croatian parents. Love them!!!
Music that makes you feel young again!
Frist let me say thank you Ned for the excellent work that you have done to make these cd's. I have enjoyed listening to these cd's over and over.. The only bad thing about the cd's is that I will have to give them up because they are my mother's Christmas present... I look forward to the CFP 3 cd. Let me know when you have it ready for sale.... Happy Holiday's Everyone!!!
John M (Tomich Family)
A Nice New Arrangement of the Old Standards
A great compilation of the old songs my grandparents used to sing and teach us grandkids. The use of Roland synthesizers made the music even more dynamic.!
If you are looking for music to make you feel happy, this is the CD for you. No matter where you are from in Croatia, there is a song here that you will recognize. The music will make you want to dance........even if you don't have a partner! This CD definitely deserves the 5 star rating that I gave it. Thumbs up! Bravo!