Sections

FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE “ZVONČIĆI”

Folklore ensemble “Zvončići” is the youngest dance group in our society. Members of this group are children aged 5 to 7 years.

The program of the FE “Zvončići” seeks to teach students traditional songs, cars and games that suit their age, as well as to create a love of folklore from an early age. FE “Zvončići” regularly performs at the children’s annual concert and the joint Christmas concert of KUD “Tena” and at the most famous folklore event in Đakovo “Đakovački Vezovi”.

Rehearsals are held regularly on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m.

Leader: Stjepan Juriša – Stjepan Juriša was born on September 11, 1956, and he began to live a folklore life in 1972 when he became a member of the KUD “Milica Križan”, where he is still an active member. He began his folklore work in KUD “Tena” in 2002 by taking over the leadership of two children’s ensembles – FE “Zvončići” and FE “Pčelice”. Special mention should be made of his work on restoring forgotten customs in Slavonian villages, the most important of which is the “babe i starci” custom in Vukojevci near Našice, where he (literally with his own hands) restored masks for the elderly and encouraged young people in the village to return to Vukojevci streets. Within his choreographic work, the following works should be highlighted: „Bijele koke s neba pale“, „Jedan krug jaje“, „Jedno jaje sladoled“, „Crvena kraljica jedan, dva, tri“ and „Hopa cupa skoči“.


FOLFOLKLORE ENSEMBLE “PČELICE”

Folklore ensemble “Pčelice” is a children’s dance group at KUD “Tena” which brings together children aged 7 to 10 years.

The program of the FE “Pčelice” is designed so that participants are taught folklore steps, performing songs and dances from Slavonia and various traditional games. FE “Pčelice” regularly performs at the children’s annual concert and joint Christmas concert of KUD “Tena” and at the most famous folklore event in Đakovo “Đakovački Vezovi”. In addition, during the year he regularly participates in performances and children’s festivals in Slavonia, but also in Croatia. By combining playing, singing and mastering the techniques of dance steps, participants gain a strong basis for continuing folklore activities in older groups, especially in FE “Dukati”.

Rehearsals are held regularly on Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.

Leader: Stjepan Juriša – Stjepan Juriša was born on September 11, 1956, and he began to live a folklore life in 1972 when he became a member of the KUD “Milica Križan”, where he is still an active member. He began his folklore work in KUD “Tena” in 2002 by taking over the leadership of two children’s ensembles – FE “Zvončići” and FE “Pčelice”. Special mention should be made of his work on restoring forgotten customs in Slavonian villages, the most important of which is the “babe i starci” custom in Vukojevci near Našice, where he (literally with his own hands) restored masks for the elderly and encouraged young people in the village to return to Vukojevci streets. Within his choreographic work, the following works should be highlighted: „Bijele koke s neba pale“, „Jedan krug jaje“, „Jedno jaje sladoled“, „Crvena kraljica jedan, dva, tri“ and „Hopa cupa skoči“.


FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE “DUKATI”

Folklore ensembles “Dukati” is the oldest children’s group at KUD “Tena”, and its members are children aged 10 to 14 years.

The folklore program they perform is appropriate for their age, and special attention is paid to improving the vocal and dance abilities of individuals. The program of the FE “Dukati” seeks to encourage a more serious approach to work and prepare members for more complex folklore choreography. FE “Dukati” regularly performs at the children’s annual concert and joint Christmas concert of KUD “Tena” and at the most famous folklore event in Đakovo “Đakovoki Vezovi”. In addition, during the year he regularly participates in performances and children’s festivals in Slavonia, but also in Croatia.

Rehearsals are held regularly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Mentor: Anemarija Jurišić – Anemarija Jurišić was born on June 2, 1985. Since childhood, in parallel with his schooling, he has been involved in folklore, and since 2001 he has been an active member of the FE “Slavonske kraljice”. As a prominent member of the representative ensemble “Slavonske kraljice”, she gets the opportunity for additional education in the field of folklore, so she attended several regional folklore seminars in Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem (Pannonian Zone Folklore Seminar). After several seminars and wanting to pass on knowledge to future generations, in 2003 she became the leader of FE “Dukati”, where she prepared many members for the transition to the representative ensemble “Slavonske kraljice”, and from 2007 to 2009 she was the leader of KUD “Kuševac” from Kuševac.


FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE “SLAVONSKE KRALJICE”

Folklore ensemble “Slavonske kraljice” is a representative ensemble of KUD “Tena” under the direction of artistic director prof. dr. sc. Enrih Merdić. The ensemble brings together young people from 15 years onwards.

The program of the FE “Slavonske kraljice” includes many choreographies from all parts of the Republic of Croatia that proudly present the Croatian cultural heritage throughout the country and the world. This ensemble has represented Đakovo, Slavonia and the Republic of Croatia on many international stages – in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Finland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Macedonia, Italy, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Mexico, USA, Russia…

Rehearsals are held regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m.

Mentor: prof. dr. sc. Enrih Merdić. Enrih Merdić was born on December 30, 1962, and from the age of nine he began to spend his free time in cultural and artistic societies. He spent the most beautiful time of his youth in the KUD “Milica Križan” as an active dancer from 1971 to 1989. He got his first chance to pass on the folklore tradition to new members in 1981, and since then he has led KUDs in Josipovac, Ernestinovo, Čepin and Osijek (FE “Biseri Slavonije” and HKUD “Željezničar”). Since December 1985, he has been the artistic director and choreographer of RKUD “PIK Đakovo”, later renamed KUD “Tena” FE “Slavonske kraljice”. Along with leading, he is also engaged in choreographic work, for which he was educated at various seminars and folklore schools. The basic purpose of the whole school was to send candidates to the village to collect folklore material at the source. Thus, since 1986, Merdić has been intensively collecting folklore material from which a multitude of Slavonian and other choreographies have emerged, such as: „Kumova grana“, „Ajmo žito pokupiti pa ćemo kolo zaigrati“, „Savom vodom od Davora do Šamca“, „Slavonske kraljice“, „Baranjski svatovski adet“, „Zelen Juraj došal je“, „Posavčica od glave do pete“ and many others. Although most of his choreographies are performed in KUD “Tena”, he is often invited to share his choreographies with other societies. Only some of them are Strawberry Hill CFA, Kansas City, USA, Miroslav Krleža Fellbach, Germany and HKUD “Željezničar”, Osijek. His experience in working with cultural and artistic societies and field research work was recognized early on. He was a lecturer at the seminars of Croatian folklore in Zagreb in 1994, and in 1996 he was a permanent lecturer at the regional seminar of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem. As a leader of good societies and a choreographer, he became a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Folklore Leaders and Choreographers of Croatia.


VETERANS

This section brings together members who were once active, and now, due to many life obligations, want to occasionally and recreationally get involved in the work of the Society.

Veterans are involved in various programs performed by all sections together.

Rehearsals are held occasionally and by appointment.

Mentor: prof. dr. sc. Enrih Merdić. Enrih Merdić was born on December 30, 1962, and from the age of nine he began to spend his free time in cultural and artistic societies. He spent the most beautiful time of his youth in the KUD “Milica Križan” as an active dancer from 1971 to 1989. He got his first chance to pass on the folklore tradition to new members in 1981, and since then he has led KUDs in Josipovac, Ernestinovo, Čepin and Osijek (FE “Biseri Slavonije” and HKUD “Željezničar”). Since December 1985, he has been the artistic director and choreographer of RKUD “PIK Đakovo”, later renamed KUD “Tena” FE “Slavonske kraljice”. Along with leading, he is also engaged in choreographic work, for which he was educated at various seminars and folklore schools. The basic purpose of the whole school was to send candidates to the village to collect folklore material at the source. Thus, since 1986, Merdić has been intensively collecting folklore material from which a multitude of Slavonian and other choreographies have emerged, such as: „Kumova grana“, „Ajmo žito pokupiti pa ćemo kolo zaigrati“, „Savom vodom od Davora do Šamca“, „Slavonske kraljice“, „Baranjski svatovski adet“, „Zelen Juraj došal je“, „Posavčica od glave do pete“ and many others. Although most of his choreographies are performed in KUD “Tena”, he is often invited to share his choreographies with other societies. Only some of them are Strawberry Hill CFA, Kansas City, USA, Miroslav Krleža Fellbach, Germany and HKUD “Željezničar”, Osijek. His experience in working with cultural and artistic societies and field research work was recognized early on. He was a lecturer at the seminars of Croatian folklore in Zagreb in 1994, and in 1996 he was a permanent lecturer at the regional seminar of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem. As a leader of good societies and a choreographer, he became a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Folklore Leaders and Choreographers of Croatia.


TAMBURA SCHOOL

The tamburitza school is intended for beginner tamburitza players (children). In the tamburitza school, students acquire basic knowledge of the technique of playing various tamburitza instruments that they need for further work and progress. Systematic work and pedagogical approach are the features of this tamburitza school.

The tamburitza school holds regular performances at annual concerts and participates in creating the musical background for children’s ensembles. After graduating from the tamburitza school, the participants were trained to play in the Tamburitza Orchestra of KUD “Tena”.

Rehearsals are held regularly on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 p.m.

Mentor: Luka Juriša – Luka Juriša was born on November 17, 1998. in Osijek, and lives in Đakovo. He has been educated in the field of music all his life – primary music school in Đakovo, secondary music school in Požega, and is currently in the second year of graduate tamburitza at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, after completing his undergraduate studies and obtaining the title of univ. bacc. mus. Throughout his schooling, he participates in regional, national and international competitions where he achieves notable results by playing brac-solo with piano accompaniment, in a quartet, chamber ensemble and philharmonic. He regularly wins first prizes at national and international competitions, and one of the most notable public appearances is the performance in 2015 at the “Šokačka rapsodija” in the Vatroslav Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, where in addition to playing brothers in the orchestra, he also performed as a soloist on the tambourine solitary confinement. . Among other awards, the Oscar of Knowledge awarded to him by the Agency for Education for excellent results and winning first place in the national competition in the academic year 2019/2020 stands out. He has been a member of KUD “Tena” for many years, and from 2021 he will also become the leader of tamburitza players. He gained experience in teaching knowledge in the field of tambourine (except at the faculty) as a lecturer of a group of singles at the “Seminar of Folklore of the Pannonian Zone” in Vinkovci (2017-2021).


TAMBURA ORCHESTRA

The tamburitza orchestra of KUD “Tena” creates the musical background of all sections of KUD with an emphasis on FE “Slavonske kraljice”. The orchestra stands out with its virtuoso playing, and in addition to the folklore repertoire, the orchestra also plays arranged instrumentals.

The standard line-up of the orchestra consists of instruments: bisernica, bulgaria, bračevi and bass. For the needs of the program, the orchestra also plays instruments characteristic of Croatian folklore, such as mandolin, violin, sopila, guitar, etc.

Rehearsals are held regularly according to a pre-agreed schedule.

Mentor: Luka Juriša – Luka Juriša was born on November 17, 1998. in Osijek, and lives in Đakovo. He has been educated in the field of music all his life – primary music school in Đakovo, secondary music school in Požega, and is currently in the second year of graduate tamburitza at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, after completing his undergraduate studies and obtaining the title of univ. bacc. mus. Throughout his schooling, he participates in regional, national and international competitions where he achieves notable results by playing brac-solo with piano accompaniment, in a quartet, chamber ensemble and philharmonic. He regularly wins first prizes at national and international competitions, and one of the most notable public appearances is the performance in 2015 at the “Šokačka rapsodija” in the Vatroslav Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, where in addition to playing brothers in the orchestra, he also performed as a soloist on the tambourine solitary confinement. . Among other awards, the Oscar of Knowledge awarded to him by the Agency for Education for excellent results and winning first place in the national competition in the academic year 2019/2020 stands out. He has been a member of KUD “Tena” for many years, and from 2021 he will also become the leader of tamburitza players. He gained experience in teaching knowledge in the field of tambourine (except at the faculty) as a lecturer of a group of singles at the “Seminar of Folklore of the Pannonian Zone” in Vinkovci (2017-2021).


MALE VOCAL GROUP “BEĆARINE”

The male vocal group “Bećarine” was founded on November 17, 2000 as a section of KUD “Tena”.

The group has recorded five recordings so far:

  • „Pjesme sa slavonskih sokaka I.“
  • „Pjesme sa slavonskih sokaka II.“
  • „Zazivam vas svekolike“ – Christmas carols
  • „Ljubeznoj“ (2011) – old Slavonian old-town and town love songs. They were written down by Franjo Š. Kuhač between 1850 and 1870
  • „Pisme Bećarina“ (2013)

Mata and Bećarine are listed as performers on the album “Ljubeznoj”. Mata-Matija Pavić is one of the members of the group, but as a distinct soloist of the society he was deservedly awarded a special distinction.

Members: Matija Pavić, Vlado Moskalj, Ivica Posavčević, Ivica Prepunić, Mirko Hajduković, Ivan Bogdanić, Antun Marijanović, Branko Matoš, Ivan Kovačić, Antun Raković, Ivan Pavić, Branko Vidaković, Jakob Mandić, Željko Strnad, Josip Kiralj, Željko Kasunić, Franjo Vinković, Ivan Vuk, Ivo Vuk

Mentor: Tomislav Radičević, prof., professional music director

Contact: Franjo Vinković

Web: www.mvs-becarine.com