Joško Caleta


Joško Caleta (Trogir, 1964) is ethnomusicologist, music pedagogue and conductor. Graduated in music education at the Academy of Music in Split, and got hid M.A. in ethnomusicology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada). Since 1997 assistant at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, the only institution in Croatia wich enables scientific work for ethnomusicologists. A membere of expert, advisory and prize-awarding juries at festivals throughout Croatia, among others at the Omiš Dalmatian Klapa Festival.

Since 1979 he is a Klapa singer (Klapa Trogir), and later also a conductor (Klapas Trogir, Radovan, Kairos). During his stay in Canada the conductor of the Vancouver choir and Klapa Zvonimir, the winner of the best ethnic choir award in Canada (1994 and 1996). He continues his work with the klapas after his return to Croatia as a musical associate and producer to Klapas from Zagreb (Jelsa, Nostalgija, Sagena, Dispet). In the year 2000 the Josip Andreis prize, which is annually awardede by the Croatian Composer's Society for the achievements in musicology, was awarded to him and Naila Ceribasic for the double CD Croatian Traditional Music.

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