Orkestar Bobana Markovica – Otpisani!!!

Tonight I’ve got a bunch of friends coming over for a Balinese influenced dinner. Now I know, should be listening to gamelan music, but to be honest, South East Asian food requires a lot of pounding with a mortar and pestle, plus a heck of a lot of fine grating and Balinese music just doesn’t suit such activities.

A while ago, fellow blogger Vanille and her husband Paprika came over from N.Z. for a visit and I met up with them. As we toured the city together, conversation turned to music. I’m always interested in what other people’s taste in music is and we pledged to swap some music that we like, to turn each other onto something new and not on commercial radio (in Oz and N.Z. at least).

Vanille is from France and Paprika is from Hungary, so I knew they’d send me some stuff I’d never heard before. Today as I pounded and grated for what seemed like hours, I listened to the Bobana Markovica Orchestra and it struck me how perfect the music was for what I was doing, even though I was preparing Asian food.

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3 thoughts on “Orkestar Bobana Markovica – Otpisani!!!”

  1. Molly Johnson while preparing the tomato sauce for the pizza base is not bad either – Not really Italian melody there…
    I’ve listened to death Pink Martini – my favourite from the bunch.
    Ah, Boban Marković, such a swinging beat ! Happy to read you enjoy !

  2. Oh my God, this is the theme from Otpisani, a cult TV series from ex-Yugoslavia, about underground partisan resistance fighting Germans in Belgrade during the WW2. Sometime early 70′. We all grew up with that and this brought quite some memories back.
    Razz, you really seem to be very much connected to this part of the world. Karma? 😉

  3. Vanille

    I’ll have to check Molly out. Another one of the albums that you sent, that I really like is the one by “Tok Tok Tok”. Such smooth music. I played it all through the dinner and everyone loved it.


    Who would’ve thought that such joyous party music had any thing to do with partisans?

    Much of Eastern Europe is “Terra Incognita” for many of us brought up in a English dominated society. As soon as I become aware that I’m ignorant about something or somewhere, I try and find out more about them, and luckily there’s plenty of people out there who are only too happy to help.

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