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 he finished studies at the music academy, he started his career in several different ensembles of classical and traditional music with whom he performs more than hundred times in the biggest concert halls in the country and the abroad. 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).

...is a guitarist, composer and guitar teacher. He graduated from the music academy in Novi Sad, and postgraduate studies in music research in Spain, where he wrote a master's thesis on the topic "Interaction and fusion of Balkan music with flamenco", which served as the basis for his compositional activity. In recent years, he has been performing as a guitarist for actor Nebojsa Milovanović, singer Tamara Jokić, and with other artist from the world music genre, and since 2017 he has teamed up with Stefan Ilić and started the project Kalem.

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Upcoming shows

February, 24th – Ćićevac

March, 13th – Kragujevac, Knjaževsko-srpski teatar

March, 19th – Beograd, Dom omladine

  • 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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