For this feature Friday we continue the hype about the legend from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The same legend that has been providing us with hits since the late 70′s and the one that you have seen live many times where ever he has performed. The same legend that you your parents continue to verse his songs anytime a sjelo happens. Yes, again we are talking about Halid Beslic Concert in Toronto.
Most of us grew up with Halid Beslic and his music, but some of us may not know that Halid Beslic started his singing career in the Knežina village of the Bosnian town Sokolac. Like most young men growing up in ex-YU, Halid had to serve in the National Yugoslav Army. After his army tenure he moved to Sarajevo – the same city he’s called home for over 30 years. Sarajevo gave Halid a stage to perform as he went on to start performing at local restaurants and bars. Soon the demand grew around the region and over time he went on to become what he is today – a legend in the folk and sevdah music. He went on to record 8 singles between the 1979 and 1982. His first studio album was titled ‘Sijedi Starac” (The Old Man) was was released in 1981.
Through out next few years Halid Beslic went on to gain a lot of buzz and popularity throughout Yugoslavia with his biggest hits being “Neću, neću dijamante” (I Don’t Want, I Don’t Want Diamonds) and “Budi budi uvijek srećna” (Always, Always Be a Happy Woman), both which were largely welcomed over Yugoslavia. During the 80′s he went on to release 8 more albums with many hits that went on define his illustrious career.
When the 90s came around and the break up of Yugoslavia began, Halid staged more than 500 humanitarian concerts around Europe to raise money for the people suffering in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In total Halid Beslic recorded a staggering 17 albums, which included endless hits that will never be forgotten.
From his singing and different business achievement’s, Halid Beslic has had great financial success. But most importantly he has continued to bring us joy with his voice and great music that will serve today’s generation and generations to come.
We are proud to announce that in partnership with Gremy Concerts and KH Photography, ZA VAS will provide full photography for the Halid Beslic concert. We hope to see you around at tonight’s concert in full spirit with your smiley’s on! Enjoy the mix below and hope it hypes you up for the concert!! See y’all tonight!!