KONSTRAKTA AND ZEMLJA GRUVA (LAND of GROOVE) at Nisvlle! - Nisville Jazz Festival
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At the closing evening of this year’s jubilee, 30th Nisville Festival, on Sunday, 18th of August Ana Đurić Konstrakta will perform too, certainly one of the most interesting appearances on the Serbian music scene in the past few years.

Ana Đurić Konstrakta (born Ignjatović) is a Serbian singer and songwriter. Before she started her solo career in 2019, until then she was known to the public as lead vocalist of the indie pop band Zemlja gruva (“Land of Groove”), which was founded in 2007. She represented Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin with the song “In corpore sano”, where she took an excellent 5th place!

She made her debut as a member of the electronic group “Mistakemistake” in the early 2000’s, but she was only heard of on the Serbian scene when she performed as a lead singer in to the group “Zemlja Gruva!”. The group released three studio albums: “VTF Is Grooveland?” (2010), “Dino u zemlji gruva” (2013), with arrangements of songs by the Croatian singer Dino Dvornik, and “What do you really want?” (2016).

Some of the band’s most famous hits are: “Best Wishes” (2010), “I Didn’t Know That I Wanted This” (2011) and “Stronger Maniacs”(2013). With the release of the single “Zvake” (Chewing Gums) in June 2019, Konstrakta continues her solo career. In March 2020 she releases “I Ain’t Got No Shaman”, inspired by tabloid article about Emina Jahović, the way she asks for help from a shaman to get over her divorce from Mustafa Sandal.

On February 28, 2022, Konstrakta announced its project Triptih (Triptych), 12- one-minute music video for three songs – “Noble”, “In corpore sano” and “Mekano” (Soft). The concept of the project was created by Konstrakta herself, together with Ana Rodić and Maja Uzelac. She held the record as the first Serbian performer who reached the highest number of monthly hits listeners on the streaming platform Spotify with more than 1.3 million people in May 2022. In addition to the enormous support of the Serbian public, Konstrakta also received open praise from numerous regional public figures, such as father Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch and Novak Djokovic. She has also received praise from fellow musicians and composers such as Tonči Huljić for his lyrics, music and visuals.

At the end of May 2022, she performed for the first time after Eurovision at the Sea festival Star in Umag (Croatia), in front of an estimated audience of close to 20,000 people! After that, Konstrakta and “Zemlja gruva” become the first local headliners on the main stage stage of Exit in July 2022. By the way, the Land of Grooves has already performed in Nashville 2011 with Zoe Kid, when the famous saxophonist Hans joined them on stage Dalfer. Konstrakta performs live with a band combining electronics and a live gig influenced by different musical genres, with a very original visual choreography a concept that leaves a strong impression on the audience and brings a large amount of positivity energy.

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