Music of Former Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia, which is now Serbia and Montenegro, was a former kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, and encompassed a sprawling region that included the former republics of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia-Slavonia, Macedonia, and the autonomous provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina, along with Dalmatia. But for this New Sounds, after the quick geography refresher course of the Balkan states, there’s an hour of music from former Yugoslavia and former Yugoslavians. Listen to the music of sometime cult rock star and soundtrack composer Goran Bregovic whose current work has mixed traditional music of the Balkans, tango and brass bands. Also, there’s new music based on near and far eastern folk melodies with clarinet, guitar, and possibly even accordion from the Milan Milosevic Trio. Plus, listen to works from composer and guitarist Dusan Bogdanovic.

PROGRAM # 2434, Musicians from the former Yugoslavia (First aired on Wed. 7/6/05)





Various artists Bismillah Bosnian Radio – Television Symphony Orchestra: Call To Prayer [1:30] Sounds True #339
Tatjana Kukoc Electric Counterpoint Mummychogs: Part 3 [2:00] Edition Al Segno #2009
Milan Milosevic Pearls & Yarn A Girl’s Dance [6:00] Summit #415
Dusan Bogdanovic Keys To Talk By Trio for 2 prepared guitars and percussion [13:00] M + A #019
More info at
Goran Bregovic Underground (Soundtrack) War [6:30] Mercury #528910 may be available as an import*
Also, try

Kronos Quartet


Aleksandra Vrebalov: Paranoia Boundless [6:00]

Nonesuch #79490** *

Milos Raickovich

Private recording

B-A-G-D-A-D [7:00]

Info at

Milan Milosevic Trio

Pearls & Yarn

Stormy Vlaina, excerpt [1:30]

See above.