For the gadget-toting globetrotter of today, the experience of travel is frequently unthinkable without a musical soundtrack to go with it. However we tend to pack our own playlists, or aim for festivals where international performers regale us with the tunes we already know. Local pop traditions, no matter how rich and rewarding they might be, remain tantalizingly out of reach – due to language barriers, differences in context, or quite simply because we don’t know where to start listening.
What follows is a sonic bucket-list of Croatian tunes old and new, an idiosyncratic but hopefully inspiring musical commentary on the Adriatic holiday of your dreams – and also, quite possibly, your nightmares.
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