02.03.2020

Edward Clug & Katalena: Kekec

Založba Pivec, 2019

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Katalena: Kekec

Založba Pivec, 2019

Edward Clug & Katalena: Kekec

There is no band that could handle the legacy of Marjan Vodopivec and Marjan Kozina’s legendary Kekec better than Katalena. Katalena just knows how to deal with heritage. Kekec is a new artistic collaboration between the band and the choreographer Edward Clug, a ballet performance serving as a ticket into the world of a dance theatre or a music portal, as written in the album sleeve notes. In all likelihood, it will never turn into folklore, but that wasn’t its purpose in the first place. However, it likes to demonstrate, dismantle and fiddle around with everything perceived as traditional or folkloric.
The great thing about Katalena band is the capability of its members to tune in to each other, allowing one another enough space in their music-making ventures to become stronger as a performing collective.
In Katalena’s reworks the boyish figure of Kekec is neither permissive, nor careful or unpretentious. And most of all, it is never patronizing. Kekec remains Kekec. Pehta remains Pehta. Mojca remains Mojca. Katalena takes Kekec to another level, into more imaginary and less \"Gorenjska\"/”Upper Carniola” worlds.