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Songs Dealing with Current Issues in the Balkans

Created by tenderlady on 02 Jun 2019 | Last edited by tenderlady on 10 Jun 2019
Songs Dealing with Current Issues in the Balkans

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian hip hop with political commentary on issues facing each country.

Bosnian Hip Hop group with songs centered on current issues in the country such as nationalism, corruption, and daily life.

Croatian rapper from Zagreb with a tough criticism towards the croatian government, society and mentality.

A Serbian alternative rock band from Belgrade. Presenting a combination of pop rock, reggae, blues, jazz and hip hop with the ethnic music of Serbia.

4. Frenkie

A Bosnian rapper with themes in his music often concerned with the political situation in Bosnia.

A Bosnian rapper known for his story-telling ability and occasional commentary on the political situation in Bosnia.

A Bosnian avant-garde group known for incorporating elements of hip hop, dub, ska, reggae, rock, punk, electronic music, and Balkan music, and for their socially and politically conscious songwriting with lyrics in multiple languages.

A rap song criticizing Bosnian politicians and the sad situation they created over the past 20 years.

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A general commentary on Bosnia's political and social situation.

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A rap song forcing listeners to question their nationalist sentiments.

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Translation | Bosnian, Croatian→English Edo Maajka

A rap song in story format centered on a young Croat man and his dilemma on how to introduce his ethnic Serb girlfriend to his father, a war veteran.

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A song focused on the current migrant crisis throughout Europe.

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A rap song commentating on the emigration of youth and their bleak future.

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A rap song criticizing the 90's war and its disastrous effects on society.

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A rap song criticizing the blind admiration of war veterans by society.

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A song focused on a relationship between a Bosniak young woman and an ethnic Serb young man.

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This is a story of what happens after bodies from a mass murder are thrown into a river, from the vantage point of the creatures living in its depts.

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A general commentary on the political and social situation in Serbia.

A rap song criticizing the state's treatment of citizens while turning its head away from real political and societal issues.

A song focused on Gavrilo Princip the day he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. Centered on the idea that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

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A rap song criticizing politicians and those who live off the backs of others.

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A comment on the chronic complaining by society.

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A general comment on society.

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A comment on the violent undertones permeating society.

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A song about the chronic complaining throughout society about not having enough money, but at the same not, also not willing to work.

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A song centered on regional politicians and their divisive rhetoric as well as their hypocrisy.

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A song criticizing corruption within government.

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A comment on the prevelence of negative news and the fear it produces throughout society.

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A general comment on societal and political issues.

A song about emigration from the region and the ability to fully assimilate.

Translations:  Bosnian Russian Greek 5 more

A song about universal inclusion.

Translations:  Russian English

A song about working men and women.

Translations:  Russian English

A song questioning the "progress" made following the fall of communism.

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A song focused on the pervasive nepotism in the region and the uselessness of a college degree.

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A song criticizing emigration to the United States.

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Song | Croatian Azra

A song criticizing emigration to the United States.

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A song against corrupt politicians.

Translations:  English Italian Russian 2 more
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