About

Katja Šulc is a singer, songwriter and musician from Slovenia. Eclectic and diverse, her work is characterized by setting poetry to music, embracing contemporary chanson, alternative folk, modern and traditional poetry, endangered languages and threatened cultures.

Katja’s debut album MILA (Sanje, 2008) is dedicated to lyrical poetry of beloved Slovenian poetess and actress Mila Kačič. Her second album TWISTED DELIGHT (Celinka, 2013) is composed of original lyrics written at poetry workshops in New York, where Katja was mastering her craft at the New School (Jazz & Contemporary Music), and unique fusion of hypnotic soul, alternative pop, dub and reggae roots. The album made a buzz in the region and further, reaching a nomination for MTV European Music Awards. Katja’s third album KAMLISAJLAN  (Casete México, 2016) pays homage to Rromani poetry from Balkans and Eastern Europe.  The poems are written by Papusza, Rajko Djurić, Stahiro, Ali Krasnići, Luminiţa Mihai Cioabă and some unknown Rroma poets, performed in Rromani. Simple, folk-like melodies and chord changes are flavored by hypnotic, repetitive world music rhythms.  The acclaimed album reached several international radio stations (BBC, IMER, WFMU, RNE) and renowned music venues throughout the world (Ex-Yu countries, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Nepal, China, US, Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Brazil). KAMLISAJLAN REMIXED (Casete México, 2017) followed a year later, featuring a selected company of international music producers adding their electronic touch (Roots In Session, Kalu, Bowrain, Hijo de la Cumbia, Bungalo Dub). Katja’s fourth album CARICIAS (Casete México, 2021) is a personal offering to Mexico, through contemporary, folk and indigenous poems and songs. Having spent a major part of the last decade in the country, Katja pays an intimate homage to the land that influenced her on many levels, pouring into songs the experience of this transformative journey.

In the beginning of 2024 Katja released her fifth album, inspired by indigenous culture of North America. WEST WIND BLOW FROM YOUR PRAIRIE NEST (ŠKUC) sets to music original poems written by renowned Native American poets and was created at the artist residency at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), through CEC ArtsLink fellowship.