research, documentation, promotion of Glagolitic singing heritage
About the association
Founded in 2005 and registered in Croatia, the Croatian cultural association “A Heritage of song” (HKU Pjevana baština) is a not-for-profit cultural association with its own statute and managing administration. The aims of the Association are the conservation and promotion of cultural heritage, especially Croatian song heritage and traditional glagolitic church singing.
About the multimedia
The multimedia project «A Heritage of Song», was initiated in order to preserve Croatia’s traditional musical heritage, especially traditional glagolitic church singing. For centuries, the Croatian people have developed their local traditions, costume, art, literature, drama and music, especially singing, in a distinct and unique way.
Through both the voices of the singers and the particular style in which these people sing one can sense both their everyday reality and the essence of their identity. Unfortunately, social changes have ushered in a new lifestyle characterized by a shift from rural to urban lifestyles, leading to the disappearance of folk customs…