Serbia Sundays: Serbia’s Best Band Van Gough

Serbia Sundays….again, it is all about premium guests.
This time we proudly present Van Gogh, one of the most popular bands in Serbia nowadays, formed in January 1986. Later that year, their first album “Van Gogh” was released. They played a lot of shows but broke up and didn’t play until 1990. In a new line-up, with Zvonimir Djukic (alias Djule Van Gogh) as a singer, guitarist and frontman, they released their second album “Svet je moj” (“The World Is Mine”) in 1991. With the third album “Strast” (Passion, 1993.) Van Gogh became a powerful trio. The next album “Hodi” (can be translated as “Walk” but also as “Come On”, 1996.) turned them into superstars in Serbia: according to more than 20.000 people who have voted in 1998. on the Internet, Van Gogh was officially the best rock’n’roll band in the country. With albums such as “Opasan ples” (“Dangerous Dance”, 1999.), “DrUnder” (2002.) and “Kolo” (“The Circle”, 2006), they managed to keep that position. In May 2007 & November 2009. in a packed Belgrade Arena, Van Gogh played their biggest shows to date.

Van Gogh in 2007. received MTV’s Best Adriatic Act award in Munich, Germany.

Today’s line-up: Djule Van Gogh (vocals/guitar), Srboljub Radivojevic (drums).

Don’t miss this edition of Serbia Sundays…February 23 at 4:00 pm/99.1 fm Cjam/www.cjam.ca.

Serbia Sundays: Guitar Virtuoso Vlatko Stefanovski

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On February 9. “Serbia Sundays” and exclusive guest from Skopje (Macedonia), guitar virtuoso Vlatko Stefanovski.

“…He started playing guitar at the age of 13. In his late teens he formed the group “Leb i sol” which became one of the most important names in the music scene of former Yugoslavia. “Leb i sol” released 14 albums and had toured around the world.

Since the mid- nineties Stefanovski has developed a very successful solo career. He has recorded remarkable solo releases, like “Cowboys & Indians”, “Sarajevo”, “Vlatko Stefanovski trio”, “Kula od karti”, “Thunder from the blue sky” etc. The collaboration with Miroslav Tadic,
on the albums “Krushevo”, “Treta majka”, “Live in Belgrade”, and “Live in Zagreb” put a new light on Vlatko’s acoustic guitar work, and his further exploration of the Macedonian traditional music.

In the last several years he has played and recorded all around the world with many top artists like Tommy Emmanuel, Stochelo Rosenberg, Gibonni, Jan Akkerman, Theodosii Spassov, Stefan Milenkovic, Kudsi Erguner, Bojan Z., Manu Katche, Toni Levin, and many others. His recent work also includes music for films, theatre and ballet.

As a soloist Vlatko has performed and recorded with numerous orchestras and enesmbles, like London Simphony Orchestra, MDR Leipzig Simphony Orchestra, Monte Carlo Philcharmony Orchestra, Tonkunstler orchestra from Vienna, Simphonieta Orchestra from Sophia, Slovenian philharmony orchestra – Ljubljana, Student symphony orchestra from Skopje – Macedonia, FoolCool Jazz big band, RTV Ljubljana Big Band, Croatian HTV big band, RTV Srbija Big band etc.

Stefanovski is well known for his unique guitar technique and tone. With hisVlatko Stefanovski Trio he has performed around the world…”

Tune in next Sunday February 9/4:00 pm

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Momir Bulatovic on Serbia Sundays

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Serbian Sundays on February 2nd proudly presents Mr. Momir Bulatovic. He formerly served as a Yugoslavian and Montenegrin politician. Bulatovic became federal President of Montenegro (1990-1998) while Montenegro was a part of Yugoslav Federation and also Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1998-2000). Member of Serbian team at the piece negotiation in Dayton and one of the closest Milosevic allay. He was the last man saw Milosevic alive in the prison cell of the International Court of Law in Hague. Today he lives in Belgrade, Serbia.

Tune in February 2 at 4 pm/Serbia Sunday’s exclusive from Belgrade Momir Bulatovic…
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Windsor Chronicle: Crisis in Ukraine

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A crisis in Ukraine since November is worsening every day. It looks protest are not just about joining the European Union anymore. It is uprising against government and is getting ugly…Tune in Windsor Chronicle to find out true nature of this conflict.

Windsor Chronicle called Canadian Academic Lubomyr Luciuk, professor at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston (ON) to find out how strong Ukraine opposition are and whether he can foresee the end of the conflict. Tune in this Friday at noon…Windsor Chronicle. Different radio- different news.

Serbia Sundays…proudly present Branislav “Branko” Milićević

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Serbia Sundays…proudly present Branislav “Branko” Milićević.

Also known by his nickname Branko Kockica (Branko the Little Cube), is a Serbian actor popular for his roles in children’s TV shows.

He became famous for his work on a television series for children entitled Kocka, kocka, kockica (Cube, Cube, Cubelet) which was on the air for several decades. His work is admired in all region of former Yougoslavia.

Tune in January 26, Serbia Sundays…4:00-5:00 pm

100 Year Anniversary of WWI on Serbia Sundays

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2014 is the 100 year anniversary of  World War I, one of the most significant events of the 20th Century. Historian Institute from “Andric City” (Andricgrad), Visegrad, Republic of Srpska, city that famous movie director Emir Kusturica built in the name of Nobel Price literacy Winner Ivo Andric documentary, reveled one document that shows us a different picture about who started the war and why.

Tune in this January 19 at 4:00 pm for exclusive interview with Emir Kusturica on Serbia Sundays…

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Exclusive Interview with Milorad Pupovac on Serbia Sundays

 

“Although some are assuring us that no campaign against the Serbs or the Cyrillic Script is being led in Croatia, too much has been said to confirm that such a campaign is being lead. The Cyrillic Script is being proclaimed as a script of an aggressor. Serbs are also being accused to have been falsely registered during the population census, not to mention other accusations,” Milorad Pupovac, the SDSS (Independent Democratic Serbian Party) in Croatia says for “Serbia Sundays…” in exclusive interview from his home in Zagreb, Croatia. Tune in this Sunday at 4:00 pm for more.

Gost “Srbije nedeljom…” Milorad Pupovac, Predsednik Srpskog narodnog vijeca u Hrvatskoj i clan Sabora govori o tome kako reaguju Srbi iz Hrvatske na poziv “Za dom spremni…” i kako dozivljavaju sukob sa HDZ-om u cijoj su vladi, njihovi predstavnici sedeli osam godina. “Dolaze teska vremena za Srbe u Hrvatskoj…” porucuje Milorad Pupovac u ekskluzivnom intervjuu za ”Srbiju nedeljom” iz Zagreba

Ne propustite “Srbiju nedeljom…” 8 Decembar u 16 casova, 99.1fm

Get to Know a CJAM Show: The Randomist Attacks

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The Randomist Attacks, Friday 1:00-2:30
Name: Andrew Murphy

Tell me a little about your show:
“Essentially I go into my Itunes and put it on shuffle. I try to play the music I like.”

How did you get started with CJAM:
I started about early 2000’s. A friend of mine Dave Gould, who is now passed away, we decided we wanted to do a metal show. So we came here to talk to the music director and he said yeah. And from then we have decided to do other shows.”

What was the first album you ever bought:
“It was a vinyl album: Dressed to Kill by Kiss.”

Name one song that would represent your show:
“A Black Sabbath song, anything by Black Sabbath.”

Check out past episodes of The Randomist here.

Get to Know a CJAM Show: Pardon My French

plab3Show: Pardon my French, Thursdays 2:30-4:00
Host: Sarah Morris

Tell me a little about your show:
“Pardon my French is a music variety show that brings together French music from around the world for an English audience. I feel it can be difficult to access and understand French music if you don’t come from that background, so my show helps to expose people to new music that they otherwise wouldn’t have.”

How did you get started with CJAM:
“I was signed up before I started University at 18 years old during Welcome Week. When I started University I thought I was going to become a teacher, but through volunteering and radio my life has completely changed direction.”

What was the first album you ever bought:
“I bought a punk compilation when I was about 14 that had over 30 bands on it. It was so exciting to see an album that had so many artists I have never heard of before.”

Name one song that would represent your show:
“Notre Place – Paul Demers. It’s a cheesy over the top anthem celebrating the Franco-Ontario community. I want to represent different French communities around the world, and I also like a good dose of cheesy music on my show.”

Get to Know a CJAM Show: Productive Confusion

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Show: Productive Confusion, Fridays 6:30-8:00PM
Host: Murad Erzinclioglu

Tell me a little about your show, in your own words:
“It’s free form programming that actively and opening defies any type of categorization. We focus on new music.”

How did you get started with CJAM:
“I was at Club Days at the University when I was a first year student. We were walking and the music director was there, he encouraged me to start my own radio show. I had done a radio show in high school, so I did that and I had hosted the announcements every morning in high school. Also a lot of my friends were involved her at CJAM. I was on the air a couple days later.”

What was the first album you ever bought:
“A Colombia House thing. So I got like ten CDs. There was a Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack and Primus’ The Brown Album. I started buying CDs at that point.”

Name one song that would represent your show:
“I don’t think I could ever really do that. Because my show is so diverse, there is no one artist that would incorporate all of the music.”

Listen to episodes of Productive Confusion here!