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Medjimurje sings

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Medjimurje small, beautiful, green has been the subject of many a song. It is the area in Croatia’s north which has a natural border between two rivers – the Mura and the Drava. It also has a clearly defined spiritual heritage which is dominated by music. The themes of the songs span from happy courting songs to songs of fatal accidents. It is interesting that many songs had never been written down, but had been passed on to the younger generations by older singers who knew hundreds of them by heart. The geographic position and the way of life here always bring the people together and these are the key reasons for music having a central place in their everyday life, even today.