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Croatian singer to perform August concerts at three locations

Croatian songstress Tajci will bring her “Awaken and Live the Life You Were Created For,” concert tour to three locations in the archdiocese in August. Leaven file photo

Croatian songstress Tajci will bring her “Awaken and Live the Life You Were Created For,” concert tour to three locations in the archdiocese in August. Leaven file photo

by Joe Bollig

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Croatian songstress Tajci’s concerts have always been inspiring and engaging for audience members, especially in regard to their Christian faith.

But there’s always room for more, and that is what she will offer in “Awaken and Live the Life You Were Created For,” the name of the new concert she will perform at parishes in Olathe, Emporia and Seneca this August.

It’s about life, love, God, happiness — all wrapped up in a fun and entertaining evening.

The idea for “Awaken” came out of years of listening to people telling her what was in their hearts.

Tajci (pronounced TY-chi) was a European pop star before she came to the United States and began to expand her artistic horizons.

“We spent 14 years on the road and we met tens of thousands of people,” said Tajci’s husband Matthew Cameron. “We had dinner with different people and stayed in their homes, and had a million conversations. There is a tremendous amount of people who are unhappy, and they’re dulling their pain in a lot of ways.”

Tajci and Matthew realized that a lot of people had lost their perspective. They were consumed by worry about things that were beyond their control.

They reached an important insight: People do have control over their own spiritual and life journey, and Tajci could help them realize that through her performances. Thus, the concept of “Awaken” was born.

In her three concerts, Tajci will give audience members an uplifting, fun and soul-lifting evening through storytelling and music.

“I want to help people bring about a change in their lives — to engage on a deeper level, with God and their everyday lives,” said Tajci.

No tickets are required for the concert, but a freewill offering will be taken up. Concert-goers should arrive early to get their choice of seating.


 Concert dates

Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.

Prince of Peace Church

16000 W. 143rd St., Olathe


Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church

101 Cottonwood St., Emporia


Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Sts. Peter and Paul Church

411 Pioneer St., Seneca

About the author

Joe Bollig

Joe has been with The Leaven since 1993. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in journalism. Before entering print journalism he worked in commercial radio. He has worked for the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press and Sun Publications in Overland Park. During his journalistic career he has covered beats including police, fire, business, features, general assignment and religion. While at The Leaven he has been a writer, photographer and videographer. He has won or shared several Catholic Press Association awards, as well as Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara awards for mission coverage. He graduated with a certification in catechesis from a two-year distance learning program offered by the Maryvale Institute for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education at Old Oscott, Great Barr, in Birmingham, England.

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