Haris Džinović (born 26
September 1951 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Yugoslavia) is a
He is also a composer
musician and songwriter for his songs.
his music career in 1975 in his hometown Sarajevo, Bosnia as a
singer and composer of folk music when
pop and evergreen
music were more dominant in the Balkans
area, so he preferred to compose for other performers.
fascinated by the Roma
he founded the band "Sar e Roma
" in 1981,
with a famous group of Roma musicians. They played numerous
concerts throughout the world. Together with them, Haris Dzinovic
recorded three albums between 1982-1986, which have been published
as a CD
compilation many years after their
In 1989, he started again with folk music and made of specific
sound and style for his songs, which became new urban songs
accompanied with some kind of ethno sound. With his first album,
Haris already had a great success and almost every song became a
great hit. Through all these years those hits are on the very top
of the music charts. He has received a great number of audience and
music experts' awards for this.
Encouraged with this success, in 1991 he recorded the second album,
published for the same record company as the first album –
", Sarajevo. Just at the moment
when the songs from it fascinated the audience again, Bosnian war
commenced at the Balkans area.
retreated to Austria and played
many benefit concerts for his compatriots from Bosnia.
in the 1994 he went to France, living in
Cannes and Saint-Tropez and Spain for a while,
and ultimately moving to Paris in 1997,
where he has been living since.
Thanks to singing folk music
and traveling all over the world he had learned several languages.
At his performances he sings other performers' songs and does it in
different foreign languages; English
,... and also plays many music
Cannes, he got a proposal to make and sing the gipsy
version of the famous song My Way,
composed many years ago by Claude
François, so unforgettably performed by Frank Sinatra.
He took their offer and
"Warner Chappell Music
company published it in the 1994, for the occasion of the 25th year
anniversary since the song has been first performed. On that CD,
his version "Cantar Cigan" has found its place between 25 other
versions of the same song. During his stay in Spain, in the music
studio of Kornelije Kovač
started to work on new songs, recording them in Spanish
, for his international career. At the same time, he
made many different versions of his old hits. Then appears a song
Jesu l' dunje procvale?
(Did the Quinces Bloom?
which would has found its place on his album published in the 1996
with other Gipsy songs and his old - new version songs. At the same
time he was cooperating with the famous band Gipsy Kings
Haris plans to start his international career, he lives and works
in Paris, opens a
restaurant there, named "Haris".
At that period he made some
new songs and in the 2000, he published his new album, by the
"Zepter World Music International" company. For that album, almost
all lyrics and music were entirely his work. He closed the
restaurant and turned all his forces to the music career.
concerts tours in the U.S., Australia, Canada and in
almost every big city in Europe.
With Sar e Roma
- Kao Cigani (Like Gypsies), Diskoton 1982.
- Kiko, Kiko, Jugoton 1983.
- Sar e Roma, Diskoton 1985.
- The Best of
- Haris, Diskoton 1989.
- (untitled), Diskoton 1991.
- Jesu l' dunje procvale (Did the Quinces
Bloom) (Jugodisk Belgrade), 1996.
- Haris Džinović, Zepter Music/Grand production
Officiality and copyright status of this album is uncertain.
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