Singer/Composer/Artistic Director


ASTRID KULJANIC Transatlantic Exploration Company

“Riva” Album Release Concert presented by New York Artist Management

October 24th 2017, 8 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

On the Adriatic island of Cres, a certain sheltered cove harbors a small pier. “I have my spot there, at least, I consider it my spot!” laughs singer, arranger, and songwriter Astrid Kuljanic, whose parents both grew up near that cove. It’s a place swept by the world’s tides and sounds, where Italian and Croatian blend, where the strange and new quickly ceases to be exotic and simply becomes “our music.”

This deeply rooted yet organically syncretic place has shaped Kuljanic’s voice and work, which embraces jazz standards, Brazilian samba and bossa nova, and traditional songs from Cres, as part of her new project, the Transatlantic Exploration Company. The quartet’s debut album Riva (“Pier”; release: November 10, 2017 on One Trick Dog Records) and Carnegie Hall celebration will showcase the singer’s facility for flowing between Caribbean and Brazilian beats and racy Croatian ditties, between heartfelt ballads and upbeat romps.

Transatlantic Exploration Company:
Ben Rosenblum – accordion, Mat Muntz – bass, Rogerio Boccato – percussion and Astrid Kuljanic – voice

Special Guests:
Hrvatska Ruža, Rosa, Asaran Earth Trio, Ben Sutin, Elijah Shiffer

Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 247 7800

Ticekts at or the Box Office at 57th and Seventh | $50 | $40 | $30