Prekmurje is a remote flatland in the heart of central eastern Europe.
It has been inhabited by several different ethnic and cultural groups during centuries.
Before the WW II it used to have a significant Jewish and Romani communities that, together with the Hungarian and Slavian native ones developed some peculiar cultural interchanges.
In the modern political geography, Prekmurje (literally over the Mura, an important river of the region), is an area that basically is divided from the rest of the state because of the river, and on the other sides bordering other Countries.
The rural vocation of the land and of the locals, kept this place in a suspended time, placing the music tradition as an important brick to maintain the folk wisdom and the experimentation in an almost profane and alchemic balance.
Iztok Koren (1/3 of Širom) debut album is a witness of this land ancestral echoes and it’s the evidence of how personal experiences build the life we live and music can be how we live and we share those experiences.