Musician of the people
Popular folk music is the music that attracts the largest crowds in Slovenia. This musical genre became so popular thanks to numerous Slovene ensembles, among which Avseniki and the Lojze Slak Ensemble stand out. Many of their songs have already become folk tunes and reached the highest level of song. The king of Slovene music has been giving away his great inner richness to his audience from his early days until his last breath, and has left a golden heritage to all Slovene musicians, on which they will be able to draw for centuries. The brothers Avsenik, Slavko and Vilko, represent the most performed and the best sold authors of popular folk music in Europe. They wrote more than 1, songs, among which "Na Golici", that has been reworked as many as times and is the most played instrumental piece of music in the world and also the most famous. Avseniki took their music from the Gorenjska region to the most prestige and largest concert halls and as far as the Berlin Philharmonic.
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In the minds of many foreigners, Slovenian folk music means a form of polka that is still popular today, especially among expatriates and their descendants. However, there are many styles of Slovenian folk music beyond polka and waltz. The Divje Babe flute , an artifact found in a cave near Cerkno , Slovenia, is possibly the oldest known musical instrument ever. Its age is estimated at approximately 55, years.
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