3 Years: Oliver Dragojević Anniversary to be Marked in Vela Luka

Daniela Rogulj

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Tomislav Miletic / PIXSELL
Tomislav Miletic / PIXSELL

When he closed his eyes forever on July 29, 2018, everyone shed a tear for the singer whose songs have marked and will mark the generations to come. Oliver Dragojević gave the region unforgettable hits, many of which will be sung again this year to mark the third anniversary of his death, reports Slobodna Dalmacija.

Vela Luka, where Oliver spent the most beautiful days of his childhood and where he now rests, is preparing two musical evenings in honor of the Croatian musician.

HRT will broadcast live from Korčula next Thursday, July 29, starting at 10 pm, as a concert will be held on the Second Program. The host of the event is Duško Ćurlić. The audience in Vela Luka, as well as the spectators in front of their screens, will have the opportunity to hear Oliver’s most beautiful songs such as the inevitable “Cesarica,” “Galeb,” “Traga u beskraju”, “Kad mi dodeš ti”, and many others.

The songs will be performed by Gibonni, Tedi Spalato, Antonio Serrano, Marko Tolja, klapa Ošjak, and Dupini. Ante Gelo will take care of the great musical accompaniment with an orchestra conducted by Alan Bjelinski.

The second evening is reserved for young stars from the Croatian stage that we’ve met in various HRT shows such as “A strane” and “The Voice.” This year’s Croatian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest, the young Albina Grčić from Split, will sing in Oliver’s honor.

Two days before the first concert, the exhibition “Oliver through the lens of Livio Andrijić,” the head of the photo agency Cropix, will be officially opened. It contains 35 photos of the singer and can already be seen at the Vela Luka Cultural Center.

“When you’re friends with someone, you don’t think you should take a picture with them. If you happen to remember that, then you think: There is time, we will meet and take photos. And then it turns out that there was not enough time, that many of your moments together were not recorded in photos, but that is why they live forever in their hearts,” Livio Andrijić said recently for Jutarnji list.

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