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Who was the first to discover Jazz in the Balkans?

Who was the first to discover Jazz in the Balkans?

„You travel all around the world - where exactly can you find jazz and swing? In specific places? “ „No“, says Louis Armstrong, also known as 'Sachmo', "Jazz is wherever you find it." Any average m...
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Neven: the art that you wear

Neven: the art that you wear

A small window in Cika Ljubina street, up until recently displaying silk bowties, each of which was a work of art, has a 40 years long history. Today this section of the shop is rented, but those who...
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Meet the man who ruled Yugoslavian skies

Meet the man who ruled Yugoslavian skies

Legend says that once you find your life calling, the world impossible no longer exists for you. Even when you are feeling low and you realize that perhaps nobody will recognize your effort and sacrif...
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"Ko nekad u 8" when we listened to 'slager' songs

"Ko nekad u 8" when we listened to 'slager' songs

To set the mood, we need a song in the background: “Devojko mala, pesmo moga grada, sto si mi dala srce puno sna…” We all know this song, and that means that it survived 57 years. One of the most...
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VIVA VOX - more than a choir

VIVA VOX - more than a choir

If you ever found yourself in Zemun and if, while you were touring its beautiful parks and taverns, you happened to notice a band of jolly fellows making a racket, odds are you witnessed a gathering o...
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Branko Pesic: the mayor who indebted Belgrade

Branko Pesic: the mayor who indebted Belgrade

Gazela, the Mostar loop, Terazije tunnel – these are only some of many famous symbols of Belgrade. But do we know when they originated? Not many people know that this happened in the days of the legen...
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They are "Golden boys"

They are "Golden boys"

“Zlatni decaci” (Golden boys) are a band that stood apart from others in our national scene as one of the most exclusive Belgrade ensembles. This was also one of the first groups in Yugoslavia to use...
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Portrait of modern Belgrade through the activities of the artistic group "Mediala"

Portrait of modern Belgrade through the activities of the artistic group "Mediala"

To gather around a singular idea and then make it into something of a breathing, growing entity which surpasses the personal hopes of those who gave it life – could be called a privilege in the world...
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Generation 5

Generation 5

Beloved for decades and often in the top of music lists, favorite of young and less young. No you’re not wrong – we’re talking about “Generacija 5”. Officially founded in the middle of 1977 in Belgra...
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Jovan Bulj - the star of Belgrade's traffic lines

Jovan Bulj - the star of Belgrade's traffic lines

If you compared the streets of Belgrade to the way they were around 50 years ago, you would probably think that you are looking at pictures of two different cities. This is how it usually is in large...
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Dragutin Ilic - the author of the world's first sci-fi drama

Dragutin Ilic - the author of the world's first sci-fi drama

Serbs are a people with a diverse history in storytelling, myths, superstitions and various more or less fantastical tales. Ever since the pagan and Slovenian beliefs to epic cycles and medieval dogma...
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The mirror of real world around us: Ekaterina Velika

The mirror of real world around us: Ekaterina Velika

That fall of 1981 three guys in their early twenties were too good, almost acrobatic, in taming the sounds of Yugoslavian “New Wave” music. In that social-political and cultural atmosphere there was m...
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The Partybreakers - because the "Party goes on"

The Partybreakers - because the "Party goes on"

The band “Partibrejkers” (Partybreakers) was founded in the summer of 1982 and had their first performance in the fall that same year, in Dadov Youth Theatre where many other legendary rock bands bega...
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The un-interrupted reality of Kanda, Koja and Nebojsa

The un-interrupted reality of Kanda, Koja and Nebojsa

Over the course of their 26 year long career, the cult Belgrade rock band “Kandza, Kodza i Nebojsa” passed through various phases, but they never lacked faith, hope, love and attitude. As they sang in...
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Milunka Savic: A great heroin of the Great War

Milunka Savic: A great heroin of the Great War

Milunka Savic, whom many consider the Serbian equivalent of Joan of Arc is the most decorated woman in the history of warfare. She joined the army during the Balkan wars in 1912 as Milun Savic. Preten...
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Branko Pešić – otac Beograđanke i kum Hramu Svetog Save

Branko Pešić – otac Beograđanke i kum Hramu Svetog Save

Ako krenete od čuvene Palate Beograd niz ulicu Kralja Milana ka trgu Slavija i nastavite šetnju ulicom Svetog Save, za samo petnaest minuta naići ćete na drugi veliki arhitektonski simbol Beograda – H...
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