My name is Ned Benvin. I was born on a small island in Northern Dalmatia, Croatia.
At 12 I sang in church quire, at 13 got organ lessons from a nun, and self-taught to
play guitar. At 14 played my first gig. At 17 I formed one of the first Rock-and-Roll
band in the former Yugoslavia, "Otocani" (Islanders).The band lasted for more than
10 years. At 27 I immigrated to the USA. In NYC I played with bands "Adriatics", Kristali"
and "3Kantuna". In 2001 I retired and started teaching music to my grandkids. Great joy!
I retired in 2001.
Croatian folk music - party style
From Dalmatia to Slavonia and everywhere in between, Croatian folk music touches our heart and soul, makes us happy or sad, but most of, all makes us dance. To make our folk music known better around the world I recorded 2 CDs of the best Croatian folk music and dances, and arranged them in contemporary and classic party dance styles. I also included songs and dances from other folks from Balkan. To make all tracks real party styles music, there are no lyrics and no some crazy rhythms. I used contemporary and classic instruments sounds and even synthesizer. In addition many songs are arranged in medleys which is great for continuous dancing and good times. Now "Click a song and dance along"! .