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

Vlatko Stefanovski photo

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

Momir Bulatovic photo

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

Lubomyr photo

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

Branko Kockica

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