Singer/Composer/Artistic Director


  • 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 »