The sounds of traditional Dalmatian melodies floated over the stone facades of the Old City of Dubrovnik last night and you would be forgiven if you thought it was just another local vocal choir filling the night air. It was a vocal choir, or klapa, but with a slight difference, a vocal choir made up of Samoans from New Zealand.
Christian and Austin Malietoa-Brown, two members of the vocal group, Klapa Samoana, performed in the heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik last night in front of a packed audience. And it was a magical night, two Samoans singing ancient songs of love in Croatian.
The performances by the Samoana ensemble are realized and funded by the City of Dubrovnik and the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik. Tonight they will perform one more time in Mokosica in front of the café bar Kiss.