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Sounds of the Island on Obonjan Island

Sounds of the Island on Obonjan Island brings together the best European soul-funkers from Amsterdam and Zagreb. Led by the charismatic frontman Mirzo Tetarić, we proudly present Soul Shadows Tantriq. These exceptional musicians are residents of Amsterdam’s legendary Bourbon Street Club, a venue that has hosted some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.

This summer, get ready to witness a remarkable musical spectacle in a truly extraordinary location – Sounds of the Island, taking place on the captivating island of Obonjan. This one-of-a-kind project aims to bring the sounds of European and global metropolises closer to the residents of Šibenik and their esteemed guests, as well as the local population. The Soul Shadows Tantriq musicians have been honored with this task, being recognized as the finest European soul-funkers, renowned for their collaboration with music icons such as the Rolling Stones, Prince, Sting, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Joss Stone, Mario Biondi, Beyonce, Smoove&Turrell, and many more.

Sounds of the Island on Obonjan Island

Mark your calendars for the unique concert experience on July 15, set against the stunning backdrop of the Obonjan amphitheater, where crystal-clear waters meet the lush nature of the island. The combination of the picturesque islands, the mesmerizing sea, and the surrounding beauty make this event an unforgettable postcard from paradise. The allure of over a thousand islands, each with its own distinct story, attracts visitors from around the world year after year, showcasing Croatia’s architectural wonders and its laid-back way of life.

Music transcends language and borders, bringing people together, and our talented musicians constantly seek out remarkable venues. The beauty and splendor of Obonjan provide the perfect setting for an exceptional performance.The “Sounds of the Island” project, supported by Obonjan, partner TZ Šibenik, ‘Make it count Jack Daniel’s,’ and CMA promotions, aims to bridge the gap between the island and the city. For tourists, this event presents an incredible opportunity to discover Obonjan as a remarkable excursion destination, adding another layer of value to their vacation.

We cordially invite the people of world to experience Obonjan for the first time in a long while, accompanied by top-tier live music and the beats of DJ MAESTRO, a special guest from the Netherlands. DJ MAESTRO, known as the world’s best jazz-soul DJ, holds a prominent position in the soul-jazz-funk music scene. As the only DJ granted permission to remix Nina Simone’s entire album, Little Girl Blue, he brings an unparalleled musical expertise. At the Obonjan spectacle, DJ MAESTRO will play the role of a conductor, joining forces with Soul Shadows Tantriq to present a captivating journey through the sounds of the 20th century.

So, if you’re seeking an enchanting musical spectacle and a temporary escape from everyday life, save the date – Saturday, July 15. Immerse yourself in the incredible nature of the breathtaking Obonjan and indulge in world-class soul music with a European signature.

Obonjan Island Beauty

As you set foot on Obonjan, a serene island in the Šibenik archipelago, the scent of pine trees fills the air, pine cones line the pathways, and a gentle breeze rustles through the leaves. The tranquil melodies of chirping birds envelop you, immersing you in a world of peace and serenity. Obonjan, once known as the Island of Youth, has now transformed into the Obonjan Island Resort, renowned for its unique glamping experiences. However, this enchanting island offers much more than just glamorous camping. Situated 10 kilometers from Šibenik, the island is easily accessible by boat. The journey takes approximately an hour, providing ample time to savor the breathtaking views of the St. Ante channel and the majestic St. Nikolas fortress.

Pine trees

Obonjan features two piers, one on the north side and another on the west. With a total area of 0.55 square kilometers, the island is easily navigable on foot. While the north side sees less tourist activity, the southernmost part boasts a beautiful sunbathing area that transforms into a mesmerizing observatory at night. Stargazing on Obonjan offers a captivating experience, inviting visitors to lose themselves in the romantic allure of the starry night sky.

As an uninhabited island in central Dalmatia, part of the Šibenik archipelago, Obonjan holds a unique status as one of Europe’s two private islands. Once dubbed the island of snakes, the serpents have long been eradicated. In the 1970s, the island became a scout camp and summer retreat under the Association of Croatian Scouts, earning the moniker Island of Youth. However, after the war, Obonjan was left abandoned. Recently, it was purchased by a British group with plans to transform it into a party destination, but those aspirations did not come to fruition. Presently, new owners have revitalized Obonjan as a sanctuary of tranquility, envisioning it as an ideal destination for rest, relaxation, and exclusive events. The Island Retreat Event served as the perfect occasion to introduce the Obonjan resort and its facilities.

Sounds of the Island on Obonjan Island Šibenik

“The island can be privately rented, complete with all necessary amenities and a dedicated staff. This season, Obonjan welcomes all visitors with enticing offers, a wide array of sports and leisure activities, and captivating events. It serves as an ideal venue for both large and intimate gatherings, including business conferences, cultural events, festivals, or team-building activities, providing a truly unique experience enveloped in complete privacy,” explain the organizers of the Island Retreat Event. The Retreat experience extends beyond events, as Obonjan offers Retreat packages on its website, encompassing accommodation, breakfast, yoga, fitness sessions, and access to kayaks or stand-up paddleboards (SUPs).

Obonjan Island invites you to embark on a journey of tranquility and rejuvenation, where nature’s beauty intertwines with world-class hospitality. Discover the essence of this extraordinary retreat, immerse yourself in unforgettable experiences, and uncover a true haven of privacy and serenity.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary concert experience on Obonjan Island, where soul-funkers from Amsterdam and Zagreb, led by frontman Mirzo Tetarić, will take the stage for an unforgettable musical spectacle. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Obonjan, embrace the harmonious sounds of European soul, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us on July 15th for a night of soulful rhythms in the spectacular Obonjan amphitheater. Book your tickets now and be a part of this extraordinary musical journey on Obonjan Island. Let the sounds of soul transport you to new heights. See you there! 

Your CTC Team

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