VRUJA is a musical group, which continues the tradition of the musical groups from the Slovene Istria and which have had a great influence on the increased knowledge and popularization of the musical heritage of Istria in the latest decades. The group's name is of a dialectic origin and it means source, spring.

The group is a successful joint of experienced musicians, who are considered the pioneers in the folk music revival, as well as younger ones, who have grown up in close contact with tradition. Vruja is trying in its own way to add yet another little stone to the mosaic of interpretation and performance of the Istrian's musical heritage. The musical experience of a single member and their mutual work are expressed in the group's performances and thus, the group is regarded as a representative of a musical trend, known all over the world as the Folk music revival.

Discography Print

The group has recorded four studio albums:  

In 2002 the album "Vruja" for Folkest dischi Italy discographic house and in 2006 the album "Od mladega vina, do pustne frtade". In 2009 the album "Ruj, čupinj i žaneštra" And in may of 2013 the album "Brez Pašaporta"


It is present on different compilations:
-    "Uni ki kanta, na slabo ne panjsa" 2005
-    "?un, čun" (pjesme iz Istre) 2005
-    "Lipo je u Istri bit" 2005
-    "Istarski gunjci" (CD and book) 2005
-    "Jesenske serenade 30 let" 2006

The group is present also on the albums:
-    Tine Lesjak  "Pesmi na slovenskem" 2006
-    Rudi Bučar  "Kambiament" 2007

With it's music the group Vruja has enrichenned the music education manuals of Albinca Pesek for 4th grade (in 2002) and 5th grade Primary School  children (in 2003).

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