Esplanade Presents


An Afternoon of Macedonian Music

Boyana Fabel (Singapore)

18 Sep 2022, Sun, 5pm, 6pm & 7pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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There is a saying: When going Bosnia do not sing, when going to Serbia do not dance, but if visiting Macedonia do not dance and do not sing either—because they do it too well. This afternoon, Bojana and Irena will take you through a historical and musical journey of voice and flute through the beautiful culture of one of most musically rich countries, Macedonia.


This concert of Macedonian music is a huge challenge for both Bojana and Irena, both born and raised in Macedonia. The reason being is that the music itself spans a lot of richness and complexity in itself, such as the 7/8 irregular time signature that comes from Macedonia, the 11/16, and many more rhythms. There are also different nuances that the singers and musicians must capture, such as singing with the authentic technique and emotional expression.


Macedonian traditional music carries a pure and honest emotional expression involving effortless singing that is very similar to the Italian singing technique, the belcanto, which means “beautiful effortless singing”, also known as lyrical singing.


On the other hand, there are other types of Macedonian songs that carry oriental influences such as the legendary song Jovano Jovanke (Yovano Yovanke), as Macedonia was under the Ottoman Empire for 500 years.


Some of the most iconic Macedonian songs were naturally inspired by this oriental influence, therefore musicians performing them have to express deep and dramatic expressions, which are quite the opposite to lyrical approach.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.  No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Boyana Fabel

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Boyana Fabel, a well-known professional singer and one of most demanded voice teachers here in Singapore, was born and raised in Macedonia until age 17. She travelled the world to pursue a variety of singing genres through the years such as pop, jazz, classical folk and ethnic singing styles. Boyana always strives for vocal perfection and is fully dedicated to any genre that she takes under her belt and makes sure she delivers an outstanding performance. Her performances are always full of passion, energy emotionality, honesty, as she delivers joy and uplifts the audience in most natural organic and joyful way.

Date & Time

18 Sep 2022, Sun


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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