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Album Review

Vlatko Stefanovski: Taftalidze Shuffle

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Vlatko Stefanovski is always cooking up something interesting, and the ingredients in this project are inspired choices. Taftalidže is an area in Skopje where Stefanovski has lived for most of his life and from where he went to conquer the world of music firstly with his band Leb i Sol and then solo. At the time, this area was known as the funk center in Skopje with people forming bands and amassing enormous vinyl collections. As a child of the ...

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Live Review

Vlatko Stefanovski's performance at the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Concert Hall 2018

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Vlatko Stefanovski Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Hall Skopje, Macedonia 17 March 2018 As a musician, guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski has always excelled in any format (and genre) known to people--from duos, trios, quartets to big bands and major world-class philharmonic orchestras, and his performance at the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Hall showed his prowess on the guitar as a solo performer when he showcased his ability to communicate a full range of emotions from joy to sadness ...

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Year in Review

Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2017

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When you think of all of the music that comes your way in a single year's time, all attempts to compile an all-encompassing or comprehensive list seems to be difficult attempt. 2017 was a year full of work, travels, books, writing, achievements and plenty of music and new people. The list here presents some of the releases that I had crossed path with and had an emotional effect on me. As a result I listened to these the most.

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Album Review

Vlatko Stefanovski: Mother Tongue

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Even though in his long and storied music career, guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski's has had plenty of solo guitar performances amidst the myriad of bands and projects he has led or performed with, still, Mother Tongue is his first solo guitar album that he has been promising for ages to make. Stefanovski's prior years as a leader saw him engaged in a greater variety of settings than any musician in the Balkans' region as he has constantly sought fresh ways of ...

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Album Review

Vlatko Stefanovski: The Big Band Orchestra of the Slovenian Armed Forces feat. Vlatko Stefanovski

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During the course of guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski's illustrious career, he has constantly sought fresh ways to express himself or to reconfigure his music. Not a year would go by and he would either be seen fronting his own electric guitar trio, joining forces with other performers either the famous duo with Miroslav Tadic or the Kings of Strings trio (with guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and Stochelo Rosenberg) various film music projects. That frequently gets him in hot water with audiences that ...

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Live Review

Vlatko Stefanovski and Miroslav Tadic at the Novi Sad Summer Music Festival

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Vlatko Stefanovski and Miroslav Tadic Student Dormitory Novosadsko Muzičko Leto Novi Sad July 29, 2016 In a bravura performance, the duo consisting of guitarists Vlatko Stefanovski and Miroslav Tadic gave a breathtakingly uninhibited performance that occurred in the backyard of a Student dormitory in Novi Sad, Serbia. Ever since they have first joined forces twenty years ago, Stefanovski and Tadic have created a library of timeless music based on Macedonian folk music and have ...

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Extended Analysis

Vlatko Stefanovski: Thunder From the Blue Sky

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ArtistThunder From The Blue SkyEsoteria Records2008 Blues music has never only been about endless guitar solos and licks, but the emotions and feelings that pull those guitar strings. Be it happy or sad or angry, it has never been limited geographically, except in some minds, and has become a universal language that many people identify with. Vlatko Stefanovski, one of Europe's premier guitarists, has always had that blue ...


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