group "Šokica" from Slobodnica, Slavonski Brod, Croatia
FG "Šokica" was founding in year 1915. in village Slobodnica, near Slavonski
Brod, 6 th bigest city in Croatia, county of Brodsko-posavska. Today We have
more than 90 members. Group is working as Childrens Folk group,
Representativ group, Old singing way group"and orchestra that play old
national instruments as tamburitza. We have also school of tamburitza. There
are 25 pupiles, learning how to play those instruments. Some of them are
playing in Our shows and some of them are playing in Childrens folk
groups.For the last 5 years while mister Stjepan Kovacevic was and are
President of group, We have the most succesfful tours, preforming on the
bigest Folk shows in Croatia. In year 2002. we were in Hungary, in town
Pecs. In year 2004. we were in Italy, province Traviso, and in France, city
of Gap. FG "Šokica" is a memeber of "Druzina" ("Company"). This organisation
is keeping tradition of family costums history. We're also a memebers of
IGF, International organisation of Folk groups.
FG "Šokica" are prefmorming songs and dances as well as coustoms of part of
Croatia where are we from. Our a'capella gruop preformin ordinary, everday
songs, working songs, as well as songs from Roman-Catolic messes.
FG "Šokica" can also preform
coregraphic dances from other parts of Croatia.
Tamburitza section - prof. Nikola Novosel
Ansambl and coreography section - Martina Kovačević
President of FG - Stjepan Kovačević