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Band ‘Yu Grupa’ in Cinemas Club

yu grOn 21 June, citizens of Sarajevo will have the opportunity to enjoy the music of the band ‘Yu Grupa’ who’ll have a concert in Cinema Club in Sarajevo.

The tickets cost in presale 50 BAM for 4 tickets while on the day of the concert they’ll cost 15 BAM.

YU grupa is a Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band. One of the pioneers in combining rock music with the elements of the traditional music of the Balkans, YU grupa is considered the longest-lasting rock band to come from Serbia.

YU grupa was formed in the autumn of 1970 by brothers Dragi (vocals, guitar) and Žika Jelić (bass guitar), both former members of Džentlmeni, Miodrag Okrugić (organ) and Velibor Bogdanović (drums). In the beginning the band performed under the name Idejni Posed (Notional Property), given by Korni Grupa leader Kornelije Kovač. In November 1970, on their concert in Sinagoga club in Zemun, disc jockey Zoran Modli asked the audience to suggest a name for the band. The name YU grupa was suggested by a young man called Miroslav Stanivuk.

The musicians which were, by their own words, influenced by YU grupa include composer and former Bijelo Dugme guitarist Goran Bregović, former Divlje Jagode and Bijelo Dugme vocalist Alen Islamović .

(D.J.)

(photo: wikipedia)

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