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).


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 and given scholarship for a festival of Orthodox choir music in St. Petersburg. The same year he enrols master studies of musical investigation in Murcia (Spain) where 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. In the year 2017. he starts a new project Kalem (wood coil) along with Stefan Ilic.

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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