The Carpathians are an extensive mountain range in Europe with a total area of about
210 000 km2 and a length of about 1400 km, making it the largest mountain range by area in Europe. The Carpathians are part of the Alpine-Himalayan System. The Carpathian Curve is bordered by the Alps in the west, and by the Dinarides in the southwest. The Carpathians stretch across the territories of Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Serbia.


Every nation has its own specific culture and music, and has invented its own musical
instrument from which the music unfolds. In today’s globalised world there is a growing
desire for uniqueness and originality. Then, world music can partially satisfy this desire in the music industry, as it puts together elements of contemporary, modern, and traditional, folk and ethnic music of different cultures around the world.

Based on ethnic or folk origins, world music bears a stamp of originality, outstanding from the average pop music mainstream. Regardless of the musical roots felt in world music, important are its actual content and up-to-date form. It juxtaposes folk, ethnic and modern musical instruments, state-of-the-art technology and latest studio equipment.


The AMPHIBI civic association developed a project and with the grant support issues a CD
entitled Carpathian Project. Its purpose is to present original folk music from the Carpathians to people via the phenomenon of contemporary culture – world music as a peculiar musical category. The CD with six folk and three authored tracks were produced by Ľuboš Tomaščík. He collaborated with Michal Bobáň on the arrangements, and with several singers and musicians when recording the songs. Oľga Baránková and Ján Gažo were in charge of project management. For more info, click Interprets and Support .