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Nevena & Stefan

  • February 4
  • Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Nevena & Stefan

Nevena Kesić Orlić, a Melbourne-based singer, has spent most of her life performing. In 1989, at four years old, she successfully auditioned for her native Karlovac children’s town choir, quickly becoming one of the youngest soloists. During 2006  she routinely sang with a jazz quartet in Preston’s Stolberg Beer Cafe and for more than ten years has been a soprano soloist in the “Kornelije Stankovic” chorale.

Coming off her last three successful solo shows (including a separate support set for the legendary Željko Bebek in February), the evening will visit beloved songs from Former Yugoslavia where  Nevena grew up  – this beautiful, joyous, bittersweet and often haunting music shaped her childhood in Karlovac and, post war and immigration, her adolescence in Melbourne. Common themes are threaded throughout the songs, such as love, longing, melancholy, and joy.

Accompanying Nevena on acoustic guitar is her cousin, Stefan Karapandža, a fine young guitarist with immense talent.