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Music of Yugoslavia was the music of Yugoslavia.


Music of Yugoslavia can mean:

  1. Music of Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929-1941).
  2. Music of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (a state that existed until 1991) which includes the music of its constituent republics: Socialist Republic of Slovenia, Socialist Republic of Croatia, Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Socialist Republic of Montenegro, Socialist Republic of Macedonia and the Socialist Republic of Serbia and its subunits: Socialist Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo.
  3. Music of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).

NOTE: The most significant music scene developed in the Second Yugoslavia, including internationally acclaimed artists such as: the alternative music acts Laibach and Disciplina Kičme which appeared on MTV; the Classical music artists such as Ivo Pogorelić and Stefan Milenković; folk artists such as the roma music performer Esma Redžepova; the musicians of the YU Rock Misija contribution to Bob Geldof's Band Aid; the Eurovision song contest performers such as the 1989 winners Riva and Tereza Kesovija, who represented Monaco at the Eurovision Song Contest 1966 and plenty of others. Accordingly, the most widespread current formal and informal use of the term Music of Yugoslavia both locally and internationally always refers to the music of the Second Yugoslavia. Examples of the usage: ex-Yugoslav bands, the rock scene in the former Yugoslavia etc.


Music of SFR Yugoslavia

New wave music in Yugoslavia
Sarajevo school of pop rock
Punk rock in Yugoslavia
New Primitivism
YU Rock Misija
Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Record labels

Ex-Yugoslav countries

For the music of the entities that emerged after the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991 see: