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Zelenikovo (Municipality, North Macedonia)


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Flag of Zelenikovo - Image by Mello Luchtenberg, 2 April 2007

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Presentation of Zelenikovo

The municipality of Zelenikovo (4,077 inhabitants; 176.95, located in central North Macedonia, is made of the 14 villages of Vražale, Gradovci, Gumalevo, Dejkovec, Dobrino, Zalenikovo, Novo Selo, Orešaci, Pakoševo, Paligrad, Smesnica, Strahojadica, Taor and Tisovica.
Zelenikovo was separated from Kisela Voda in 1996.

Zelenikovo is the birth place (1948) of Angele Dimovski, North Macedonia's best and most renowned kaval (shepherd's flute) player.
Quoting the Izvor Music website:

Angele Dimovski was born into a musical family, which preserved a large number of musical instruments of the izvorno musical tradition, including the kaval, gajda (bagpipe), zurla (shawm) and tapan (large drum). The Dimovskis' musical talent has been passed down from one generation to the next for over 200 years. Dimovski also studied with the legendary kaval player Mile Kolarov, and as one of his last students he has carried the responsibility of continuing his legacy.
Dimovski has performed at festivals in North Macedonia, the former Yugoslavia and other parts of Europe, where he has received the top awards and recognition. He has played for audiences all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Scandinavia and Japan. He has made a large number of recordings, both as a member of the Orchestra of Traditional Folk Instruments and as a solo artist. Some of his best-known tapes include Kavalsi Odglasi ("Sounds of the Kaval"), Anthology of Traditional Macedonian Music, and, for the foreign market, the album Saren Kaval, produced by Tod Garfinkel.
Dimovski has also participated in festivals of popular music, and has received first place with a number of dance orchestras, rock-and-roll groups and other ensembles. His family's band, Saren Kaval, which consists of himself, his wife and three of his children, has been playing together for over 20 years and is considered to be the best musical ensemble of its kind.
A crowning accomplishment of Angele's lifelong musical career was the founding of a private music school for the the study of traditional instruments, directed by Angele and his son Goce. The Dimovskis are currently in the process of founding a festival of traditional Macedonian instruments and songs to be held in their native village of Zelenikovo.

Ivan Sache, 7 April 2007

Flag of Zelenikovo

The flag of Zelenikovo (Macedonian Ministry of Local Self-Government website, page no longer online), is red with the municipal coat of arms in the center.
The coat of arms, outlined in gold, shows the local landscape lit by the sun. There is below the shield a golden scroll with OPŠTINA ZELENIKOVO written in black Cyrillic letters.

Ivan Sache, 7 April 2007