Recent Event Highlights: Novi rock festival, and 23 more...
Created by kinvezakul on 22/03/2011
Last updated: 22/03/11 at 17:35
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Nova muska, music journal which continues where Muska ended after it being thrown out of the financial scheme
Center urbane kulture Kino Šiška is opened in a renowated old cinema theatre.
Atomik harmonik, hugely sucessful Slovenian pop group which establishes a new genre, turbo folk. Basically it is combination of narodno-zabavna and techno beat, probably under the influence of similar ethno-techno fusions in Serbia. Several similar groups follow the lead.
5 Minutes of Fame – za narodov blagor: compilation of Slovenian hip hop music, which is usually understood as the moment when hip hop got really popular in Slovenia; Trnow Stajl by Klemen Klemen
Rock Otočec begins as a regular open-air mainstream rock annual festival. It is traditionally held at an idyllic spot next to the Otočec castle at the castle bathing spot of the river Krka.
The title song deconstructs the popular slovenian derogatory word for the immigrants from the other former Yugoslavian republics.
Siddharta, very popular progressive hard rock group from Ljubljana
Leva scena by Ali En: the first important slovenian hip hop record
Kingston, mainstream pop group
Čuki, sucessful and influential mainstream pop group
Punk pod Slovenci (compilation of texts and documents regarding the official attempts to supress Slovenian punk movement)
Agropop begins as an ironic band making fun of slovenian folk culture but - this is the real irony - later becomes hugely popular among Slovenian masses as the true proponent of the tradional Slovenian values and culture
Novi rock festival begins in Ljubljana. For 20 years it remained the most important annual promoting event for the new alternative rock music in the region.
Laibach: industrial rock group with totalitarian image, which draws attention to the dangerous proximity of nazism and communism
Electro-punk group Borghesia from Ljubjana: a strong outlet for gay rights movement etc.
Pankrti: the first and the most influential Slovenian (and probably also Yugoslavian) punk band
Buldožer, one of the most important Slovenian rock groups (famous for extravagant lyrics); September, jazz-rock group comprised of several outstanding musicians from the whole Yugoslavia
The first Boom festival in Ljubljana: one of the most important rock festivals in the former Yugoslavia begins.
Radio Študent, indenpendent radio station financed by Students' organistaion in Ljubljana. Ever since its establishment it functioned as an important site po oppositional politics and alternative music.
Stop is the first Slovenian popular magazine about popular music, film and television
Popular folk-rock group Bele vrane; jazz-rock group Mladi levi; jazz-rock group Oko
The first important rock group from Slovenia is formed in Koper: Kameleoni.
Festival later moves to Ljubljana, but remains an important vehicle for promotion of popevka, kind of state-sponsored (serious?) popular music - unique mixture of French chansons, Anglo-American pop music, jazz, high art (lyrics are often written by notable poets) and Slovenian local music traditions.
Ansambel bratov avsenik. Their music, an unique mixture of traditional ethno motives and pop, establishes a dominant popular music genre in Slovenia, narodnozabavna glasba ('entertaining folk music'). Very successful and frequently emulated in the whole Alpine region (Austria, Switzerland, Bavaria etc.), but dismissed in Slovenia's urban centres as lobotomizing goveja ('beef') music.