Bosnian rock

Bosnian rock

The rock music of Bosnia and Herzegovina mostly developed during the time when Bosnia was part of socialist Yugoslavia.

The city of Sarajevo was, 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, Merlin band, Valentino, Divlje Jagode .Most of the bands in Sarajevo at the time were influenced by heavy metal pioneers like Led Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purple and many more.Also for punk bands in Sarajevo were also influenced by major punk bands of the time like the Sex Pistols.Also Folk rock was embraced by Kemal Monteno with 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 rock was taken control of bye the pioneers of Bosnian rock Indexi.

Punk rock entered Bosnia from Slovenia, and it set roots in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Zenica and Bihac. It aw made a massive impact on the young people of Bosnia.Rock music was most dominant in Bosnia and Herzegovina out of all the states in Yugoslavia.
Bijelo Dugme was probably the most legendary and influential band of the Balkans.As the had so many hits.Many internationally known bands have come to Sarajevo like 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 Shock and famous Alternative singer Elvir Lakovic. Who Represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at Eurovision.

ee also

*Music of Bosnia and Herzegovina
*SFR Yugoslav Pop Rock scene

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