Yu-Mex: Yugoslav Mexican Music of the 1950’s

Milic Ljubomir

After the Yugo-Soviet relations broke down in 1948, the Yugoslav authorities were looking for an alternative source of cultural inspiration. They found it in Mexico At the beginning of the 1950s, Yugoslavia was a socialist country playing the odd Cold

Serbian guilty pleasures: who’s afraid of turbo folk?


The notorious music culture that became synonymous with Serbia’s former nationalist regime has anything but disappeared. Turbo-folk continues to play the role of both hero and villain – as Serbia’s best known ‘brand’ and a skeleton in its closet. After