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Entri ini sekadar selingan. Tuan punya blog masih sibuk dgn exam. :)

I’m currently in love with Balkan music, music of Southeastern European region that includes Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia & Turkey. It is a type of music distinct from others in Europe. This is mainly because it was influenced by traditional music of the Southeastern European ethnic groups and mutual music influences of this ethnic groups in the period of Ottoman Empire.


Balkan Region Map

Zeljko Joksimovic is one of my favourite music composers. He comes from Serbia & is one of the most popular singers & composers in the Balkan region. He writes hundreds of beautiful songs and 3 of his songs had made to the finals in Eurovision Song Contests in the year 2004, 2006 & 2008. I can listen to those songs over and over again the whole day eventhough I couldn’t understand the meaning of the words.


Zeljko Joksimovic

These 3 songs are:

Zeljko Joksimovic – Lane Moje
This song represented Serbia & Montenegro in Eurovision Song Contest 2004 which was held in Istanbul, Turkey & it won the 2nd place. The song is in Serbian language and it was sung by Zeljko Joksimovic himself. The melody of this song has a mixture of ethno elements and traditional Serbian music.


Zeljko Joksimovic – Lane Moje (official music video)


Zeljko Joksimovic – Lane Moje (live performance during Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul)


Hari Mata Hari – Lejla
This song represented Bosnia & Herzegovina in Eurovision Song Contest 2006 which was held in Athens, Greece & it won the 3rd place. The song is in Bosnian language and it was sung by Hari Mata Hari, a popular music band from Bosnia & Herzegovina. The lyrics have a touch of Bosnia & Herzegovina and tell about an unhappy love. Its visual identity contained elements of ancient national decoration and the rich ethnic tradition of the people of Bosnia & Herzegovina in a modern styled variant.


Hari Mata Hari – Lejla (official music video)


Hari Mata Hari – Lejla (live performance during Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens)


Jelena Tomasevic – Oro
This song represented Serbia in Eurovision Song Contest 2008 which was held in Belgrade, Serbia & it won the 6th place. It was performed by a popular Serbian singer named Jelena Tomasevic. The song is in Serbian language, but it also has several versions in different languages such as Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, English, Russian, Swedish, Hebrew and Finnish.



Jelena Tomasevic – Oro (live performance during Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade)

8 buah komen:

MULAN Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 1:30:00 PM GMT+8  

sedap lagu depa.. melodi ada jugak macam korean song..

zany Monday, November 10, 2008 at 7:38:00 PM GMT+8  

music depa yang best ahhh, lirik tak faham kebende ehh. Layan je dik oiii. Irama dan lagu tak dapat den pisahkan, he, he....

c's radin Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 3:36:00 PM GMT+8  

Salam.. maaf, lambat sungguh ziarah balas dilakukan..

Terima kasih atas kunjungan..

Hurmm.. zeljko joksimovic penyanyi yang sama ke dengan penyanyi vitas-crane's crying http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT2d3VwLwdU

ke muka je lebih kurang? huhu

Swahili Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:04:00 PM GMT+8  

intresting insight.hv never heard serbian music, such a respite to arab song. tad melodramatic but like it nevertheless.

thanks for bringing it up!

Spain is beautiful isnt it. one of my must visit place.insyallah

wanie sk Monday, December 1, 2008 at 10:49:00 PM GMT+8  

i've never listened to any serbs song before but after listening to the song in ur blog...i loved it so much especially 'lane moje'

nice info

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