Katja Šulc is a singer, songwriter and musician from Slovenia. Eclectic and diverse, her work is characterised by setting poetry to music, embracing contemporary folk, chanson, modern and traditional poetry and endangered languages and cultures.
Katja’s debut album MILA (Sanje, 2008) is dedicated to 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). Experimenting in the field of hypnotic soul, alternative pop, dub and reggae roots, the album made a buzz and caught the attention of 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, they are wrapped in simple, folk-like melodies and chord changes, flavored by hypnotic, repetitive world music rhythms. The 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 (Roots In Session, Kalu, Bowrain, Hijo de la Cumbia, Bungalo Dub). Katja’s latest album CARICIAS (Casete México, 2021) is an offering to Mexico and its poetry, presenting contemporary, folk and indigenous poems and songs. Having spent a major part of the last decade in the country, Katja pays a personal homage to the land that influenced her on many levels, pouring into songs the experience of this transformative journey.
In the beginning of 2022 Katja released the first draft of her upcoming fifth album, inspired by Native American poetry and culture. The work is an outcome of her artist residency at the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico, supported by CEC ArtsLink Fellowship.