Singer/Composer/Artistic Director


  • New video with Asaran Earth Trio from the European Tour – Kis Kece Lanyom

    Published on September 18, 2016

    Here is the underground video we did in the middle of Italian Alps, in an 8th century crypt recorded by our favorite Francesco Moretti! Artemisz did the arrangement of a Hungarian folk song Kis Kece Lanyom and Anne and I tried our best to pronounce that Hungarian correctly, it wasn’t easy at all. The tour was amazing, basically hopping around Europe (you can see the details on the Calendar page or go to, and we are excited to be … Read More »

  • New recording with first single is here!

    Published on August 17, 2016

    Hello world, here is the new song from a recording in June in Avidon Audio Labs in NYC, a traditional song from my favorite island of Cres! We recorded 6 songs in one day and will release the record in the fall, but the first one we will present to you is Oj Vi Mlade. Free download here: Video: When I arranged the song, I imagined staying in an old Croatian village by the sea, you can find … Read More »

  • 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 »