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Slavko Avsenik

Slovenian musician

Slavko Avsenik (November 26, 1929 – July 2, 2015) was a Slovene composer and musician. Since 1953, Avsenik produced more than 1,000 songs and enjoyed success both in Slovenia and in other parts of Europe and America. He was viewed as a Slovenian cultural icon.[1][2][3]

Slavko Avsenik
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Slavko Avsenik
Background information
Born(1929-11-26)November 26, 1929
Begunje na Gorenjskem, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
DiedJuly 2, 2015(2015-07-02) (aged 85)
Slovenia
GenresOberkrain ethnic, polka, waltz
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, band leader, album producer
Instrumentspiano accordion, Vocal
Years active1953–2015
Websitewww.avsenik.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. Simon Frith, ed., World Music, Politics and Social Change: Papers from the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (Manchester University Press, 1991), ISBN 978-0719028793, pp. 76-78. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  2. Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj, Carole Rogel, The A to Z of Slovenia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), ISBN 978-0810872165, p. 314. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  3. Dieter Schulze, Slowenien (Baedeker, 2011), ISBN 978-3829712682, p. 65. Excerpts available at Google Books.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Slavko Avsenik at Wikimedia Commons