Once upon a time (2003) in a dubious corner of theworld and a land calledBosnia and Herzegovina, agroup of friends decided to form a band. But this wasno ordinary band, and they did not form under ordinarycircumstances. True, along with local Balkan flavors,musical influences came from all over the world: ska,punk, reggae, electronic, hip-hop. Yet, there was nomusic industry, few concerts, and no space for culturalor political expression among the new crop of pluggedin youth. In fact, the entire region was reeling from adeep moral and economic post-war stagnation. It wasfrom this environment thatDubioza Kolektivwas born,and not quietly, but kicking and screaming, presentingno-go topics front and center, and demanding to beheard. In doing so, they created a phenomenon.
Over the years, Dubioza Kolektiv became the biggest band in the Balkans, withs old out shows in venues with 12,000+ capacity in Zagreb, Belgrade ,Ljubljana, Pula, Rijeka, Split, Sarajevo, Sofia, etc. Besides the Balkan region, they played sold out shows in USA, anada, and all across Europe : London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, Budapest, Oslo, Prague, Vienna, Madrid, etc. Band also performed at major European festivals.
They toured and continue touring tirelessly, havingover 100 shows per year. Audiences across the worldrecognized them asa must see live act.Their history has shown: these guys don’t stop untilthey achieve their objectives. If you are looking for macho, money-and-ego driven posturing, you will not find it here - no MTV “rude boy” gangstas, no strippers or bling, no corporate endorsements from the international fashion industry. Rather, they take on traditional musical forms and enrich it with their unique perspective, which is delivered with a level of positivity that hits you like a blast of fresh air. If you are open to the experience, it could change your life too.
With sold out concerts in France, Germany and Spain, Dubioza Kolektiv the last album called "#fakenews" has been released in early 2020, including prestigious featurings with Manu Chao and Toma Feterman (La Caravane Passe).