My short bio
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



Beautiful Croatia 1. video DVD
BLUE DALMATIA is a video slide show presentation about one of the most beautiful coast in Europe and among the top tourist destination in the World: Dalmatia, Croatia...
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Beautiful Croatia 2. video DVD
PRIMORJE-KVARNER-ISTRIA is the second part of the Beautiful Croatia video slide show presentation. Primorje is the area around the shore of the Northern Adriatic with historic Towns like Senj, Crikvenica and Bakar...
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Beautiful Croatia 3. video DVD
INLAND CROATIA from the mountains dividing the Adriatic from interior Croatia then North through Zagorje and East through Slavonija plains touching many historic places dating back thousands of years...
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My music
CROATIAN FOLK PARTY
No.1
32 songs, 9 medleys, 3 single songs. 43:11 min of the best Croatian folk songs arranged for party, wedding, picnic, or any happy ocassion!


Dalmatian Medley No1.
Songs in this medley: Mare Mare, Slusaj majko ove rici moje, Mande, lipa Mande, Jorgovan...2:33

Istria - Kvarner Medley
Songs in medley: Un maziolin di fiori, Il mio mari ze bon, Ancora un litro de quel bon, Le galine tutte mate,La famiglia dei gobi...3:55

I think of you (Na te mislim)
Single song........3:03

Folk Songs Medley
Songs in medley: Ja se konja bojim, Dok u oku zasja suza, Fijaker stari (Z. Bogdan)...4:01

Dalmatian Medley No.2
Songs in medley: Ciribiri bella Mare moja, Marice duso slatki raju moj...2:47

Dalmatian Night, Waltz Medley
Songs in medley: Tuzne su Dalmatinske noci, Zadarski Kanal , Na svijetu ja nikoga nemam, U ranu zoru...6:02

Summer and Lazyness
Single song - music by Ned Benvin.....3:39

Island Losinj's Ballad
Single song - music by Ned envin...3:39

Folk Dances Medley
Songs in medley: Slavonski ples, Drmez...3:39

Sentimental Medley (Oj more duboko)
Songs in medley: Oj More Duboko, More Sinje (Ivo Mikulicin)...2:31

Slavonia Dances Medley
Songs in medley: Hej, kad se sastanu becari, Vesela je Sokadija, Crven fesic mamo,
Moja mala nema mane...4:17

Adriatic Waltz Medley
Songs in medley: Svi mene zovu bionda, Samo nemoj ti majci kazati, Marija, daj mi daj...3:13

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CROATIAN FOLK PARTY
No.2
47 songs 11 medleys, 1 single song. 53:50 min of the best folk songs from Croatia and other Balkan peoples arranged for party dancing


All Croatian Medley
Songs in medley: Tri sulara su, Zagorje zelene, Kopa cura vinograd, Marjane, Marjane...3:40

Mala Mare, Dalmatian Mix
Songs in medley: Kad si bila mala Mare, Da nije ljubavi, U naseg Marina, Smiljanicu, Barka..4:12

Bekrija - Slavonia Medley
Songs in medley: First 3 songs instrumental, Na kraj sela cadjava mehana, instrumental, I dojdi lolo...4:23

Bosnian Folk MedleySongs in medley: Ne klepeci nanulama, S one strane Plive, Kafu mi draga ispeci...4:16

Gypsy Mixy
Songs in medley: Nema ljepse djevojke, Govori se da me varas, Cetir` konja debela, Evo banke cigane moj, O mama, Lusce puno...5:54

Macedonian Folk Medley
Songs in medley: Jovano Jovanke, Daj da pijam mila nano, Bitola, moj roden kraj...5:33

Moja Mariola - Dalmatian Medley
Songs in medley: Jere skovacin, Falile se Kastelanke, Sjor Bepo moj, Ja sam majko cura fina...5:37

Kontrada Waltz medley
Songs in medley: Da mi je proci kontradom, Vrati se, Sinoc kad sam ti prosa, Na brigu kuca mala...4:46

Macamoska - Flyswater Polka
Single song: Music and lyrics by Braco Cargonja...3:36

Slavonia Folk Songs Mix
Songs in medley: Osam tamburasa s Petrovaradina, Title unknown, U tem Somboru, Title unknown...4:25

Istrian - Italian Waltz Mix
Songs in medley: La dona ze come una vipera, Piemontezina, E viva il mar, La Spagnola.....4:25

Mariana Medley Songs in medley: Mariana, Zora rudi, dan se bijeli...3:28

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GREETINGS, mother
by 3KANTUNA
3KANTUNA - the band I used to play with during 2001-3. We recorded some great songs during rehearsals. In 2003 the band splits just before studio recording the songs bellow. Enjoy them anyway.

Pozdrav Majci, (Greetings, mom)
Music and lyrics by Ned Benvin. Solo vocal by Braco Cargonja

Cvijet u Boci, (Flower in a bottle)
Music and lyrics by Ned Benvin. Instrumental version

Trenutak, (In an instant )
Music and lyrics by Ned Benvin. Solo vocal by Braco Cargonja

Tri Kljuca, (Three keys)
Music, lyrics and solo vocal by Braco Cargonja

Na Rivi, (On a pier)
Music, lyrics and solo vocal by Braco Cargonja

Opijas Me, (You're making me dizzy)
Music, lyrics, solo vocal by Braco Cargonja

Safrani, (Saffrons)
Music, lyrics and solo vocal by Braco Cargonja

Tiho Tece Neretva (Slowly flows Neretva River)
Music and lyrics by Mate Bulic. Solo vocal by Braco Cargonja

Vilo Moja, (My fairy)
Music, lyrics and solo vocal by Braco Cargonja

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Testimonials
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
George GA
It will make you feel like dancing
Excellent choice 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!!!.
Lee Erica
Thank you for the excellent service and the music is as well. It brings back some special memories
Rina
Great CD
The music is excellent and the service was fantastic. Thank you! I enjoy listening to it every day..
Nevenka Slabic
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!
John M (Tomich Family)
Music that make's you feel young again!
First 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 foward to the CFP 3 cd. Let me know when you have it ready for sale.... Happy Holiday's Everyone!!!
John M (Tomich Family)
Happy Music...
...if you are looking for music to make you feel happy... again, 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
Maxine
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