Tuesday, March 11, 2008

DARKO RUNDEK & CARGO ORKESTAR "ISTA SLIKA"


I'm wondering if this Croation group is widely known, I happened on this CD some years ago and a lot of the music is haunting, the video is also very good.

Darko & Cargo's reflection on the traumatic Balkan wars which made them a band of exiles now living in Paris. Video directed by Biljana Tuturov, from album: Ruke, Piranha CD-PIR1894

7 comments:

Frogprincess said...

Hi GF - you need to be in html mode (see upper right hand side of the box)to do this. I didn't know how a few weeks ago either but iur friendly spillers put me right. Have a good 'un. FP

Blimpy said...

Hi GF,

To embed a youtube:

1. Copy the embed html code from the About This Video box. It'll always start; object width=

2. Paste said code into the html edit window (rather than the compose window) wherever you want it to appear on blogger

Blimpy said...

Hi GF,

To embed a youtube:

1. Copy the embed html code from the About This Video box. It'll always start; object width=

2. Paste said code into the html edit window (rather than the compose window) wherever you want it to appear on blogger

frogprincess said...

"By George I think he's got it!"

goneforeign said...

Blimpy: I suspect you fixed this, Right? I was doing exactly what you suggest but it wouldn't paste in our box and I was in html edit mode but I just tried again and it worked but then I noticed that the site was there already.
Anyhow, thank you, enjoy the video.

Tempusfugit said...

Hi gf

I do indeed know Darko Rundek & co, and was able to get hold of his latest album in Belgrade last summer. It's nice and laid back and was one of the year's best-sellers in Serbia.

I know dreams of music changing the world for the better generally wither and die, but I've found one part of life which has been taken back from the various nationalsit factions across the former Yugoslavia is pop music.

During the war years, Serbia suffered from 'Turbo-Folk' which was a horrible conglomeration of affected singing - high pitched yodelling by male and female alike - backed by accordians and synths. Many of the performers supported Milosevic and his policies, and it was used as a way of drawing young people into those causes. One of the most famous Turbo-Folk singers - Ceca - married Arkan, the notorious Serb paramilitary leader.

Thankfully, Turbo-Folk has pretty much disappeared from the scene - it does linger on TV Pink - and has been replaced by music from across the Former Yugoslavia, with many acts crossing the borders and performing sold-out concerts in former "enemy" capitals.

Here's hoping this can continue and maybe - the clouds descend about my ears - spread into other spheres of life and bring a settled, peaceful and productive life to all afflicted by the recent wars.

goneforeign said...

Thanks Tempus for those kind and enlightening words. I happened on the CD by accident never having heard of them and I've never seen mention in the US press. Glad you also like 'em.