Mali Komad Raja
Sidro debuts their first recording of all original material, Mali Komad Raja. The phrase, coming from the song of the same name, means 'little slice of heaven', and refers to the Adriatic coastal nation of Croatia, to which the Sidro band members trace their roots. A longing for the simpler times and easygoing lifestyle of the villages and islands of Croatia is a common lyrical thread throughout the album. The album transports the listener on a musical journey that won't soon be forgotten. Performing on primarily traditional folk instruments, called tamburitzas, this California based group presents a wide spectrum of musical influence, including folk, pop, rock, country and gypsy music, sung in Croatian, in the romantic dialect of the Dalmatian coast. Sidro's members have been performing with each other for over 20 years and have entertained audiences all across the United States and Canada. The band's name means 'Anchor' and symbolizes their affinity to the Adriatic sea and the cultural connection that music provides to them.