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Dubrovnik Summer Festival
10/7 - 25/8 2024
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Ibrica Jusić | From Shakespeare to Sevdah

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05. August / Monday / 21:30h
Rector's Palace Atrium
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Ibrica Jusić | From Shakespeare to Sevdah

Ibrica Jusić

From Shakespeare to Sevdah

for the 60th anniversary of the artist's work

The legendary Dubrovnik doyen of chanson Ibrica Jusić, who left an indelible mark on the Dubrovnik Summer Festival with his midnight serenades and guitar recitals, will perform a programme entitled From Shakespeare to Sevdah and in the festival's anniversary edition celebrate his own great anniversaries - the 60th year of his artistic activity and over 50 years at the Festival. Jusić was born in Dubrovnik, where he began his fruitful career in 1965 singing on the steps of the Dominican Monastery, the venue which turned out to be crucial for his vocation. On the invitation of the composer Pero Gotovac, he moved to Zagreb and then to Paris, where he appeared at the most prestigious cabarets. Nevertheless, every summer, he kept on returning to his native City and his steps, where he performed his traditional midnight concerts for the faithful citizens. During his summer visits, he began his collaboration with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival (1971), and took part with his songs in the Festival's cult plays Edward II, Columbus and Aretaeus (directed by Georgij Paro). He composed music and performed in the play Miho Pracat Biography in 1977. That same year he gave a recital at the Rector's Palace, the venue reserved for the most prestigious musicians, which was a kind of official recognition of his artistic value.


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