Participant Profile

Katja Šulc

Slovenia
Krsko
Music

Musician, singer and songwriter, Katja Šulc explores indigenous poetry and endangered languages and cultures. Setting poetry and prose to music, Katja’s work embraces folk, world music, dub, electronic and ambient music. Her latest album KAMLISAJLAN is based on Rromani poetry from the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The poems by the Rroma, accompanied by the music composed in collaboration with a Mexican musician, are performed using live-looping, minimal melodies and chord changes enveloped in repetitive rhythm patterns from around the world.

Katja strongly believes that indigenous cultures should receive more attention and respect. She would like to dedicate her residency in the US to a deep dialogue with Native American artists and communities, to explore the historical, philosophical, spiritual, political and aesthetic contexts of indigenous cultural practices.

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