Music from Serbia – Goran Bregovic

Goran  Bregovic (March 22 1950 )  is a musician and componist from Sarajevo . In former Yougoslavia he was one of the founder of the very popular rock band biejelo dugme (White Button) where he played guitar, he was one of the creative member of this band . As composer he worked for Iggy Pop and Cesaria Evora ( what a difference !)

(Today died Michail Kalashnikov at the age of 94, the inventor of the AK-47)

Here is Bregovics song Kalashnikov – Balkan Polka Pop Beat with 100% party factor

 

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Music from Serbia – Orthodox Celts

Belgrade’s most popular Irish & Celtic music band playing an Irish traditional, arranged by Ana Djokic (the violin player in the video). They are very popular in Serbia and neighbouring states, mainly for their vibrant live shows. A music video from 1997, directed by Darko Debelic “Star of the County Down ”

Music from Serbia – Maja Marijana

Maja Marijana, born in 1972, is a serbian turbo folk and pop music singer. Listen to her 2012 single “Maniac”:

Music from Serbia – Goran Bregovic

Goran Bregović (Serbian Cyrillic: Горан Бреговић, pronounced [ɡɔ̌ran brɛ̂ːɡɔʋitɕ], born 22 March 1950 in Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,SFR Yugoslavia) is one of the most internationally known modern musicians and composers of the Balkans. He currently splits his time betweenParis and Belgrade, where he settled down during the Yugoslav Wars.

Bregović has composed for such varied artists as Iggy Pop and Cesária Évora. He rose to fame playing guitar with his rock band Bijelo dugme. Among his better known scores are Emir Kusturica’s films (Time of the GypsiesArizona DreamUnderground).

Here is his song Ederlezi

Music from Serbia – Hot Club of Belgrade

Hot Club of Belgrade is inspired by the music of the legendary jazz artists Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Their repertoir consists of classical gypsy jazz manouche compozitions, swing standards and popular evergreen songs.Hot Club of Belgrade members are:Branko Maćić – lead guitarFilip Krumes – violinSrđan Marković – rhythm guitar. Goran Rakočević – double bass

Here is their song “Dodi u kafanu” what could be translated with “Come to the Cafe”  Gypsi Jazz from Belgrad/Serbia

Music from the UK – Perunika Trio

“Perunika is a blossom named after the mythical goddess of spring and eternal youth who is said to make rain when she milks her cloud-cows[…]”
– The Independent On Sunday, 16th March 2008

The Perunika Trio consists of Eugenia Georgieva, Dessislava Vasileva and Jasmina Stosic. They are Bulgarian, and sing the serbian folk song “Mito Bekriyo” in England! That is how World Music should be like, shouldn’t it?