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Kemal Monteno
""Kemal Monteno Klagenfurt 2011 2.jpg
Born Kemal Monteno
(1948-09-17)17 September 1948
"Sarajevo, "PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, "FPR Yugoslavia
Died 21 January 2015(2015-01-21) (aged 66)
"Zagreb, "Croatia
Cause of death "Pneumonia and "Sepsis
Resting place Cemetery "Bare" in Sarajevo
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Spouse(s) Branka (m. 1971–2015)
Children 2
Musical career
Genres "Folk, "pop, "sevdalinka
Instruments "vocals, "guitar
Labels "Jugoton, "Diskoton, "Croatia Records, "Nimfa Sound

Kemal Monteno (17 September 1948 – 21 January 2015) was a "Bosnian singer-songwriter whose career stretched from the 1960s to the 2010s.

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Early life[edit]

Monteno's father Osvaldo was an "Italian from "Monfalcone.[1] During World War II, he was drafted and deployed to Yugoslavia in 1945 where he met a "Bosniak woman named Bahrija in "Sarajevo and fell in love.[2] Osvaldo left his pregnant wife in Italy to marry Bahrija.[3] Osvaldo's Italian wife gave birth in 1946 to a daughter named Daniela, Kemal's half-sister. Kemal was born to Osvaldo and Bahrija two years later in Sarajevo. Although his father was Catholic and his mother was a Muslim, Kemal was given a Muslim name.[4]

Osvaldo only spoke Italian and sang "canzones to Kemal when he was a child, while his mother sang him Bosnian "sevdalinkas.[5] Both Osvaldo and Bahrija were employed at Sarajevo's "Koševo stadium.[6]

Career[edit]

He recorded his first song "Lidija" in 1967 and enjoyed a prosperous career in Yugoslavia. He is perhaps best known for "Sarajevo ljubavi moja", a tribute to his home town.[7]

Many of his songs have also been performed by others. For instance, "Bacila je sve niz rijeku" was a hit not only for him, but for "Toše Proeski, "Crvena Jabuka and "Indexi (the latter being the big hit). Similarly, others had success performing "Nekako s proljeća" (that one being a duet with "Crvena Jabuka in 1991) and "Nije htjela". In a February 2014 interview, Monteno said that "Nije htjela" (She Did Not Want To) was written about a famous Yugoslav musician's wife, who was in love with another singer.[8]

Over the years, due to his style of music, he became known as the "Bosnian "Roy Orbison", and even the "Bosnian "Neil Diamond."[9]

Personal life[edit]

Monteno met his future wife Branka in 1967 in Sarajevo. They married 26 June 1971[10] when he returned from his mandatory stint in the "Yugoslav People's Army.[11] Together they had a daughter Adrijana and a son Đani.[12] He spent the entirety of the 1990s "war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in "besieged Sarajevo.[13]

Illness and death[edit]

Monteno was diagnosed with diabetes in the late 1990s and received three-hour dialysis twice a week at the "University Hospital Centre Zagreb. Diabetes weakened his heart and Monteno felt that the stress of the war in his country also contributed to his illness.[14][15]

Monteno suffered a heart attack on 30 December 2011[16] and had bypass surgery in January 2012. A performance at the 2012 "Split Festival that summer was cancelled due to health issues[17] and rumors of his death circled the internet on 10 October 2012, even being picked up as fact by media in the region.[18]

On 15 November 2014, after nearly three years of waiting, Monteno received a phone call that a kidney was available for transplant.[19] He received the transplant the following morning in Zagreb.[20][21] He was again hospitalized in December 2014 and doctors believed that his "body did not accept the kidney that was transplanted in November."[22][23][24]

Monteno died at "Zagreb hospital "Rebro" of "pneumonia and "sepsis[25] on 21 January 2015 due to complications after the kidney transplant.[26][27][28]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles and EPS[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Intervju: Kemal Monteno". Južne vesti. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Naša je Juga za mene bila najlepša zemlja". Blic. 11 November 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Životna priča - Kemal Monteno: Pesma mi je mnogo dala, ali i uzela". Story. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Muškarci više plaču od žena, ali krišom!". Svet. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kemal Monteno, kompozitor i pevač : Naša je Juga za mene bila najlepša zemlja". Ekapija. 11 November 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Majka mi je prala dresove za FK Sarajevo, a stari je bio oružar i izdavao je kopačke i lopte". Blic. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Dizdarević, Zlatko; Ridjanović, Midhat; Alcalay, Ammiel (1995). Portraits of Sarajevo. Fromm International. pp. 50–51. "ISBN "978-0-88064-167-8. 
  8. ^ "Kemal Monteno pesmu "Nije htela" posvetio supruzi poznatog pevača". Blic. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kemal Monteno - bosanski Roy Orbison". Muzika. 11 November 2014. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Kemal Monteno o jugonostalgiji: Plačem za starim dobrim vremenima, niko normalan ne bi rasturao onakvu državu, kakvu smo mi imali". Press. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Živim, pevam, fali samo bubreg". Blic. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kemal Monteno je bolje, za dva tjedna ide na kućnu njegu". 24 sata. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ljubav ne može pobijediti niko". Slobodna evropa. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Rat u Sarajevu mi je uništio zdravlje". Svet. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Ne, dijabetes me neće uništiti: Kemal popije 20 tableta na dan". 24 sata. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kemal Monteno u Rebru nakon infarkta: Javili su se svi moji pravi prijatelji Arsen, Halid, Tereza". Index. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Kemalu Montenu pozlilo zbog vrućine, nije zapjevao u Splitu". 24 sata. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Koji srčani udar, imam novo srce i pod garancijom je!". 24 sata. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Dobio novi bubreg". Glas Slavonije. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  20. ^ "SPASILI MU ŽIVOT Kemal Monteno uspješno operiran, dobio je novi bubreg!". Jutarnji. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "Kemalu Montenu transplantiran bubreg". Index. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  22. ^ "NAKON TRANSPLANTACIJE BUBREGA: Kemal Monteno ponovo leži u bolnici". Večernji list. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "Kemal Monteno završio u bolnici!". Telegraf. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "PEVAČ JE POD NADZOROM LEKARA:Kemal Monteno ponovo završio u bolnici". Alo!. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "ZBOGOM: Kemal Monteno preminuo nakon teške bolesti". Ekskluziva. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Preminuo Kemal Monteno". "Radio Sarajevo. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "Umro Kemal Monteno". Fokus. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "Preminuo Kemal Monteno". klix.ba. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
"Turkey J-DA
"Sunčane Skale winner
with "Croatia Teška industrija

2013
Succeeded by
"Dimitar Andonovski
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