Singer/Composer/Artistic Director


  • Asaran Earth Trio is going on European tour in August / September

    Published on June 26, 2016

    I am very excited to announce that Asaran Earth Trio is on the roll!!! This summer we will do a tour through Europe (for dates and locations check the Calendar on, we have stared a series Sala Connections where we go into our fellow musicians home and collaborate with them, and after we get back to USA in the fall we will record our first album! This band has been more than just a band, cause the three of … Read More »

  • Weekly residency with quartet on Thursdays at Cafe Baltazar, Astoria

    Published on May 3, 2016

    I’m so happy to announce that these concerts have been going on for a while and will be happening every Thursday! Playing for the first time with this instrumentation and amazing people and musicians: Benjamin Rosenblum on accordion, Mat Muntz on bass and Rogerio Boccato on drums, we will arrange our versions of songs from all over the world, mostly from “my hood” but also Brazilian, Albanian, American, Italian… There is so much to explore, and we will have time … Read More »

  • New arrangement with electronics

    Published on April 30, 2016

    What happens when you put together a Macedonian and a Croatian folk song, Brazilian percussion and voice and a computer? This :) Jovano Jovanke with Titrala se lipa Mara again, nothing is prerecorded, all the sounds are made live and some are recorded and put through some audio effects. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed creating it! Live from 10th Floor South International House. Photo was taken while performing another piece with advanced electronics, triggering flowers instead … Read More »

  • Asaran Earth Trio started Sala Connection Series, first collaboration with the one and only Rogerio Boccato

    Published on March 25, 2016

    For the first installment of the Sala Connections Series, Asaran is joined by percussionist Rogerio Boccato in this rendition of Guinga’s “Dá o Pé Loro”. Asaran is: Astrid Kuljanic from Croatia, Artemisz Poloniy from Hungary and Anne Boccato from Brazil. Check out the video here: Asaran with Rogerio Boccato For more visit:

  • Rosa!

    Published on February 28, 2016

    Rosa means dew. Rosa also means a couple of women from all over the world who love to sing traditional Serbian music. Here is a song from our performance in January at Brooklyn’s Balkan music festival Zlate Uste: Sto Taj Gluma – Rosa at Zlate Uste 2016, Brooklyn’s Balkan Music Festival The sound that this group produces is haunting and beautiful and we will be performing in Brooklyn again as a part of the collaboration with the wonderful drummer Marko … Read More »

  • Happy 2016 to all!

    Published on January 2, 2016

    Wow! Can’t believe we are already in 2016! The fall in NY has flown by.. I didn’t write much here because I was overwhelmed with all the jobs, gigs, concerts…even ushering on Broadway! I said yes to everything that came my way, some things turned out great, some less.. but yeah it’s been scary, crazy and amazing. To illustrate a bit more, here is the list of jobs I do part time at the moment: -teach kids piano through The … Read More »

  • Croatia – July and August update

    Published on August 20, 2015

    Dear friends, time flies! I feel like I just arrived home but the reality is that I am leaving for New York way too soon! I had a wonderful summer – had a chance to perform with Tedi Spalato, Bruno Krajcar and Goran Ilic, recorded with Kruno Levacic (check out the video below!), so I really didn’t have much time to socialize (and, to tell the truth, it was too hot and I wanted to spend some time with my … Read More »

  • Finals are done, graduation is around the corner and yay, concerts around New York are approaching fast!

    Published on May 12, 2015

    I am happy that I can finally inform you that I will be singing outside of school, and here is my first press release in USA – about the concerts I will be producing in the real world. thank you! I will also sing at a house concert in Brooklyn on May 17th with Mat Muntz, the vocal-bass-electronic duo together with two fantastic bands – Klazz-ma-tazz and J-Music Ensemble. Meeting these wonderful musicians has been one of the … Read More »