- Bosnian rock
rock musicof Bosnia and Herzegovinamostly developed during the time when Bosnia was part of socialist Yugoslavia.
The city of
Sarajevowas, prior to the war, a center for Yugoslav rock music. See also: Sarajevo school of pop rock
Bands from this period included
Plavi Orkestar, Bijelo Dugme, Indexi, Zabranjeno Pušenje, Crvena Jabuka, Merlinband, Valentino, Divlje Jagode.Most of the bands in Sarajevo at the time were influenced by heavy metal pioneers like Led Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purpleand many more.Also for punk bands in Sarajevowere also influenced by major punk bands of the time like the Sex Pistols.Also Folk rockwas embraced by Kemal Montenowith the influence of Bob dylan.
Goran Bregović the former of Bijelo Dugme was a renowned songwriter and brought the band to mainstream acclaim across
Central Europe. Psychedelic rockwas taken control of bye the pioneers of Bosnian rock Indexi. Punk rockentered Bosnia from Slovenia, and it set roots in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Zenicaand Bihac. It aw made a massive impact on the young people of Bosnia.Rock music was most dominant in Bosnia and Herzegovinaout of all the states in Yugoslavia. Bijelo Dugmewas probably the most legendary and influential band of the Balkans.As the had so many hits.Many internationally known bands have come to Sarajevolike U2, Deep Purple, also many famous singers like Elton John, James Blunt, and Freddie Mercury.
During the late 90s and the early 2000s many new bands have formed. Mainly Heavy Metal and Alternative bands like Letu Stuke, Skroz , Zoster,
Dubioza Kolektiv, Kultur Shockand famous Alternative singer Elvir Lakovic. Who Represented Bosnia and Herzegovinaat Eurovision.
Music of Bosnia and Herzegovina
SFR Yugoslav Pop Rock scene
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