The establishment of the ensemble Brina named after its lead singer Brina Vogelnik was brought about in 2003 with desire for a fresh and bolder musical approach. Brina's seven-member ensemble draws its musical motifs from traditional music, which is brought back to life and rearranged, while lately its repertoire has increasingly consisted of original pieces.
Both of Brina's albums Mlado leto (DruGod, 2004) and Pasja legenda (DruGod, 2006) have made a strong mark on the world music map. For the impressive period of three months, Pasja legenda held its place among top 10 at the World Music Charts Europe. In November 2006, the album rose as high as the 3rd place. Mlado leto and Pasja legenda have received remarkable reviews both in Slovenian and international magazines, among others the fRoots, Songlines and World Music Magazine.
Brina is one of the two performers from Slovenia who have appeared at Womex World Music Expo (Seville, 2006).
They have also performed at Charlie Gilett's show at BBC World Service. On his website, Charlie Gillett posted a review of the album Pasja legenda, declaring it album of the month (November), and even ranking it among six best albums of 2006, while nominating the song Poljanska balada song of the year.
This year Brina was performing in Mexico City, New York City, the Detroit Festival of the Arts and in numerous cities throughout Spain.
New album to be released in 2010
Booking territory: worldwide