AMAZING MACEDONIAN LOVE STORY
“Macedonian girl” [Makedonsko Devojche] is the most recognizable and played Macedonian song ever.
There is not a person in Macedonia that does not know it by heart. It is celebrated as the song of all ages, translated and performed in 10 foreign languages, sung both in the country and abroad. The song is the country’s hallmark of national cultural heritage. Thus, being a unique symbol portraying the positive Macedonian spirit and energy, at social gatherings of all kinds.
Many do not know the story of the “Macedonian Girl’s” birth. The “father” of this distinctive Macedonian piece is the bard of Macedonian music, Jonche Hristovski. He was a close friend of Violeta Tomovska's family with whom he collaborated on numerous occasions. On one of their gatherings, when Violeta's daughter, Nevenka, celebrated her 1st birthday, the song was created as a gift at the very place and performed there for the first time by Tomovska and Kiril Manchevski.
Today, that little girl, Nevenka Tomovska Rosomanova celebrates her 50th birthday.
As people say, when everything you do is with love and inspired by love, then the created piece is engraved in eternity. It is in the name of love that Zoran Rosomanov, the husband of the Macedonian girl, put together the most unexpected gift of all for his wife's birthday. He prepared a one of a kind remake of the "Macedonian girl" song, making it the most beautifully composed gift ever. A special edition of the song was produced, performed with a special feeling, dedicated to this special person who was the song's inspiration in the first place. All to serve as a reminder of their special moments, leaving a timeless imprint. Rosomanov managed to organize all of this in total secrecy and with the right dream team of professionals so that today, "Makedonskoto devojche - Nevenche" can have its premiere on his wife's jubilee birthday, 4th February.
Grand gestures of this kind serve as an evident proof that when you are motivated solely by love and the desire to make people happy, then everything is possible and reachable.
For that we can say, Nevenka is a truly lucky lady and all of us together with her. As, owing to Rosomanov's idea and courage, now we can enjoy the "Macedonian girl" at least for the next 50 years.
A special appreciation to the remarkable team who made it all happen:
Production and organization Zoran Rosomanov
Lyrics Jonche Hristovski
Composer Jonche Hristovski
Conductor Bisera Chadlovska
Musical arrangement Vasko Atanasovski
Music Producer Budima Imeri
Vocal performance by Vesna Ginovska Ilkova and Naum Petreski Accompanied by the choir and orchestra of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet
With special guitar performance by the legendary Vlatko Stefanovski and piano performance by the prominent Dino Imeri
Camera: Cvetko Stojanovski