Croatian Post Mostar celebrates World Music Day. One special commemorative stamp released

July 12th, 2017 would like to let our readers know that Croatian Post (HP) Mostar has issued a postage stamp in celebrating World Music Day with the portray of the first BH ethnomusicologist Ph.D friar Branko Marić (Marijić) who greatly contributed in the field of BH musical arts, especially in the field of autochthonous music. Let’s appreciate the design of this item together!

Friar Branko Marić (Vrdi, 1896 – Zurich, 1974) graduated in Vienna for a piano teacher in 1935, and two years later, also in Vienna, received his doctorate on the subject “Die Volksmusik Bosniens und der Herzegovina”.

He studied folk music and musical instruments, ethnography and he was founder of an ethnographic and numismatic collection at the Franciscan classical high school in Široki Brijeg. His ethno-musicological mindfulness, according to the words of Ph.D. Jasmina Talam from the Institute for Ethnomusicology of the Music Academy in Sarajevo, paved the way for Bosnian-Herzegovinian ethnomusicology. The stamp's author, which is in postal traffic from June 21rst 2017, is Marin Musa.