Croatian Music Week has Begun in Split: Welcome, Porin!

Daniela Rogulj

On Saturday at noon, the Children’s Choir Srdelice helped raise the Porin flag in Split in the presence of the Executive Director of Porin Tomislav Mrduljaš, music diva Zorica Kondža, and Mayor of Split Ivo Baldasar. The brass band ’Zvonimir’ from Solin and the Children’s Choir Srdelice wore Porin t-shirts and sang throughout the center of Split, accompanied by applause. Porin has officially begun.

“The raising of the Porin flag officially opens Porin week here in Split, and we want the city to be filled with live music this week. This is a week of Croatian music which will be marked by a number of events in Split that will lead to the final awards ceremony at Spaladium Arena,” said Mrduljaš for on March 12, 2017.

Zorica Kondža, who was in attendance for the official opening of Porin, was not surprised that the famous music awards would be held in Split for the third time. “Porin is being held in Split for the third time, which is normal because many musicians and some of the best singers have come out of our city,” she said. Kondža is also nominated for “Best Live Album”.

The organizers this year have prepared numerous events which will be an excellent overture to the final music awards on March 17th at Spaladium Arena. 

Over the weekend, the famous Split fish market held the first of several events for Porin, hosting the traditional city party called “Disco Peškarija” with DJ Peace, BEATS’n’SAX and Ivana Škvorc on saxophone.

On Wednesday, March 15th at 11:00, Hotel Cornaro will host a press conference titled “Third Year of Porin in Split”, and at 19:00 on Pjaca visitors will be able to enjoy a performance by Jukebox.

On Thursday, March 16th, an even more interesting program awaits. 

The day before the awards show, musicians will gather at Fabrique Pub at 17:00 for the gala event StoryGourmet with the promotion of the new issue of the magazine published by Adria Media Zagreb. At 19:00 on Pjaca, Ana Opačak & Lite Motive will perform. At 19:00, there will also be a ceremonial opening of the newly refurbished Hotel Cornaro, who for years has been a “friend of Porin”. 

On March 17th, the day of the awards show, Cornaro Hotel will host a panel discussion by HDS ZAMP (Music Copyright Protection). At 11:00, a discussion will follow titled ”Meeting with users of music from Split-Dalmatia County”. At 13:00 there will be a press conference for Rockoff festival and Thrill Blues Festival. At 14:00, the panel discussion will continue with “Traditional music, legislation, and collection of copyrights”. 

Porin week will end with the final music awards ceremony that will take place on March 17th at Spaladium Arena. There will also be a live broadcast on HRT and the Croatian radio starting at 20:00. 

Tickets are only 50 kunas and they are available for purchase at the Spaladium Arena box office, all retail outlets, or online:


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