Goran Bregović

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Goran Bregović (2013)

Goran Bregović (born March 22, 1950 in Sarajevo ) is a Bosnian musician and composer .


Bregović, who has a Croatian father and a Serbian mother, continues to refer to himself as a Yugoslav . In addition, his wife Dženana is a Bosniakin . After living in Belgrade and Paris since the early 1990s , he decided in July 2011 to move to his hometown Sarajevo with his wife and children.

Bregović began his music career as a 16-year-old bassist in 1966 in the amateur band Beštije in Sarajevo. In 1974 he was one of the founders of the successful rock band Bijelo dugme , which had numerous hits until its breakup in 1989 and also beyond the borders of Yugoslavia. B. in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, was popular.

However, he became internationally known as a composer of film music. He delivered his first soundtrack in 1978 for the film Nije Nego by Mića Milošević . His music has become world famous through the films of Emir Kusturica . In 2008 he was part of the Interval Act in the final at the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade .

For the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 , Bregović wrote the song Ovo je Balkan (This is the Balkans) for the Serbian participant Milan Stanković . In the final, the song took 13th place. Stanković also recorded a Spanish version of the song under the title Balkaneros , which Bregović recorded again the following year with the Gipsy Kings .

Wedding and Funeral Orchestra

Bregović also plays his film music live. With his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra, which has existed since 1998, he has already been a guest on various tours, festivals and solo appearances around the world. Bregović gives around 100 concerts with the orchestra every year. The texts for his pieces of music were also translated into various languages ​​and the respective artists had great success with his music in their home countries. Kayah and Krzysztof Krawczyk sang his music in Poland , Sezen Aksu in Turkey , Giorgos Dalaras and Alkistis Protopsalti in Greece and Iggy Pop and Beirut in the USA . The orchestra consists of several wind players , bagpipes , a string ensemble , a male choir from Belgrade and various guest singers from the respective country in which the orchestra performs. Some of the singers sing traditional songs in Romani , the language of the Roma . The orchestra consists of at least 10 and up to 40 musicians. The regular line-up of the small orchestra consists of Muharem Redzepi (vocals, drums), Bokan Stanković (trumpet), Dalibor Lukić (trumpet), Stojan Dimov (saxophone, clarinet), Aleksandar Rajković (trombone, glockenspiel), Miloš Mihajlović (trombone), Dejan Manigodić (tuba) and Goran Bregović. The small orchestra also includes the Bulgarian singers Daniela Radkova-Aleksandrova and Ludmila Radkova-Traikova . The small orchestra, supplemented by singers from the male choir of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Sarajevo , becomes a large orchestra.

Filmography (selection)

Goran Bregović composed the music for the following films:

Discography (excerpt)

  • 1976: Goran Bregović ( PGP-RTB )
  • 1988: Dom Za Vešanje (Muzika Iz Filma Emira Kusturice) ( Diskoton )
  • 1989: Kuduz (Muzika Iz Filma Ademira Kenovića) (Diskoton)
  • 1990: Le Temps des Gitans / Kuduz ( Philips Records )
  • 1991: Παραδέχτηκα ( Polydor )
  • 1998: Silence Of The Balkans (live album, Mercury Records )
  • 1998: Ederlezi ( Mercury Records , PL: platinumplatinum)
  • 1999: Kayah & Bregović (with Kayah , Polygram , PL:diamonddiamond)
  • 2000: Black Cat, White Cat (Polygram)
  • 2001: Daj Mi Drugie Życie (with Krzysztof Krawczyk , BMG )
  • 2002: Tales And Songs From Weddings And Funerals (Mercury Records)
  • 2007: Karmen (With A Happy End) (Mercury Records)
  • 2008: Alcohol (Šljivovica & Champange) (Music Star Production)
  • 2011: Mustafa ( Sony Music )
  • 2012: Champagne For Gypsies (Music Star Production)
  • 2013: 24th Mart Zetra Sarajevo (Hayat Production)
  • 2017: Three Letters From Sarajevo (Opus 1) ( Universal Music Group )


Web links

Commons : Goran Bregović  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. http://www.sarajevo-x.com/vijesti/bih/goran-bregovic-se-vraca-u-sarajevo-sa-porodicom/110107038
  3. Awards for music sales: PL