Kalem is an ensemble that performs traditional music of Balkans presented in new attire. The beauty of our music lies is it’s simplicity and the idea we attempt to convey: to bring modern man closer to the cultural heritage nurtured in these lands.

Stefan Ilić

… is a singer, violinist and composer who went to school for musical talents in Cuprija where he showed affection towards creative work while at the youngest age. After high school, he moves to Kragujevac where he finishes his studies at the music academy after which he starts his career in several different ensembles of classical and traditional music. Since 2008 he plays in the folk orchestra of Aleksandar Sofronijevic with whom he performs more than hundred times in the biggest concert halls in the region, western Europe and Australia. In the year 2017 he is starting his personal project of revitalization of traditional music from Balkan peninsula and, together with Dusan Popovic Lipovac, he establishes the ensemble with the name Kalem (wood coil).


Dušan Popović Lipovac

… is a guitarist, composer and author of books for learning the guitar. He finishes high school of music in Belgrade and music Academy in Novi Sad. In the year of 2014. he was selected as one of the 50 people from around the world and given scholarship for summer school of International festival of Orthodox choir music in St Petersburg where he studies Armenian, byzantine and early Christian singing. The same year he enrolls master studies of musical investigation in Murcia, Spain. There he starts master thesis on the topic of Interaction and fusion of the Balkan music and flamenco which served as a basics for his compositions. The musical album Reflections from the Mediterranean, which he plays with his ensemble Spona is the result of that investigation. In the year 2017. he starts a new project Kalem along with Stefan Ilic.

Performances 2021.
Performances 2020.
May/30/2020 Maribor Concert
Apr/21/2020 Ilijas Concert
Mar/09/2020 Loznica Concert
Feb/25/2020 Belgrade Sofar concert
Feb/15/2020 Batocina Charity concert
Performances 2019.
11/09/2019 Cetinje Concert
09/27/2019 Apatin Concert
08/16/2019 Kovin Concert
06/05/2019 Lapovo Concert
Performances 2018.
11/9/2018 Aleksandrovac Wine festival
10/17/2018 Batocina Concert
07/26/2018 Arandjelovac Gala ceremony
06/18/2018 Beograd Private event
06/15/2018 Kovin Concert
04/26/2018 Smederevo Concert
  • A što ti je mila kćeri - KALEM
  • Ah ljubav ljubav - KALEM
  • Marijo deli bela kumrijo - KALEM
  • Šumadijski bluz - KALEM
  • Zbog tebe mome ubava - KALEM
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