World premiere

Millions of Strange Shadows

Klapa Kaše sings Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Composed by Vicko Dragojević.

4th July at 9:30 p.m. / Fort Lovrjenac

Special guest star and narrator: Filip Krenus

William Shakespeare’s sonnets, which are considered one of the most important literary works in world cultural history, have so far been translated into many languages (academician Luko Paljetak translated them into Croatian), but only a few musicians have dared to set them to music. Up to now, only a few projects have thus been recorded, and the goal of klapa Kaše, and composer Vicko Dragojević, is to present the legendary sonnets in a new musical guise – music based on Dubrovnik troubadour and klapa music, safeguarded by UNESCO as Cultural Intangible Heritage.

Tickets: 100 kn

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Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Pile / Luža, Stradun
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Klapa Kaše was founded in 2007 and they performed in numerous festivals in Croatia and abroad, where they there have won more than 50 awards, of which includes three first places at the most prestigious klapa festival in Omiš. Their repertoire includes both traditional a capella songs and Dalmatian folk songs acompanied by traditional string and wind instruments.

The group is named after a breakwater Kaše located in front of the old town port, and symbolizes klapa as a breakwater of polyphonic singing of the Dubrovnik region.

In addition to performances at numerous festivals, the klapa started with their own concert programme In the Footsteps of the Republic, in which it reanimated and gathered sixteen original songs of the Dubrovnik region, and with the pf a lijerica player, a toaster, actors and dancers who displayed a musical reflection of the Dubrovnik music history.

Klapa Kaše has relased four CDs: Rego (The Gift), Tragom Republike (In the Footsteps of the Republic), Tezoro (The Treasure) and Misa Sv. Vlaha (St. Blaise’s Mass). They had two nominations for Porin, the most prestigious music award in Croatia for their albums Tezoro and Misa Sv. Vlaha.

Midsummer Scene is a project of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the City of Dubrovnik,
and it is a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre productions Ltd., London.

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