DAVOR grew up in Macedonia and has since made Canada his home, though he did spend a few years in Libya when he was a young child. The early impressions of living in a desert culture stayed with him as he grew and studied in his hometown of Skopje, where he was influenced by music from the Balkans and surrounding European regions. The synthesis of musical cultures has evolved into a unique style of world fusion, which successfully unifies an infinite range of disparate and varied sounds, instruments, arrangements and sensibilities.
Wilder Penfield (Toronto Sun), notes: “I save my use of the word "awesome" for very rare occasions, and this is surely one of them.”
DAVOR recently teamed up with music entrepreneur Kathy Hahn to develop a series of solo jazz projects in addition to writing, arranging and producing for other Canadian recording artists.
DAVOR’s original world music is coming of age at the same time as demographics around the world reflect a similar cultural synthesis. As the driving force behind the world fusion ensemble VODA, the music features contemporary arrangements with musicians and instruments from all corners of the globe.