The recently released anthology of scholarly works, presented by the Institute of European Studies in collaboration with Čigoja Press, was inspired by and derived from presentations given at a conference of the same name.
The tale of Južni Vetar (South Wind), its visionary founder Mile “Bas”, the legendary Big Five, Perica, Sava, Bane Vasić, and other illustrious figures of this epic journey, stands as one of the most significant chapters and undoubtedly the most lucrative endeavor in the annals of Yugoslav and Serbian popular music. Until now, this story has remained largely untold, with only fragments surfacing in press articles, interviews, and shows produced by Mile in his later years – such as “Cvrčak na sat”, which boasts an impressive catalog of over 1,400 episodes.
Some of the works in this collection:
- Miša Đurković
MILE “BAS” AND SOUTH WIND AS A REAL YUGOSLAV UNDERGROUND
- Ognjen Lopušina
WIND ROSE – SOUTH WIND ENERGY
- Aleksandar Raković
YUGOSLAV SOCIETY AND FOLK MUSIC: SOCIALIST ELITE AGAINST NATIONAL TRADITION
- Jasmina Milojević
SOUTH WIND BETWEEN WORLD MUSIC AND ORIENTALIZATION
- Miloš Stanković
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES OF THE BIG FIVE SOUTHERN WIND AS AN EXAMPLE OF MODERN PUBLIC SPEAKING
- Saša Radojević
VISUAL POETICS OF THE SOUTH WIND