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Anniversary of the Death of Duško Trifunović


The memory of the poet of love, youth, the man who most of all was able to play with words, merging them into verses, most of which remain forever recorded in anthology songs of the domestic rock and pop scene, and still remain.

It has been 14 years since Trifunović joined the “celestial poets”. Guinness Book of Records data- 230 songs turned into music hits.

Duško Trifunović was born in Sijekovac near Bosanski Brod in 1933. He came to Sarajevo a quarter of a century later with the craft of locksmiths. He has written more than 80 books, mostly poetry, and was noted on TV Sarajevo as the author of the cult show “What Kids Know About Their Homeland.” When the war broke out in BiH, he moved to Novi Sad, where he co-operated with TV Novi Sad since 1992.

He died in Novi Sad, where he lived a difficult refugee life and was buried at his own mercy in the Čerat Cemetery in Sremski Karlovci.

On the basis of these almost testamentary verses written by Duško Trifunović in Sremski Karlovci in his collection of poems “Grand Saving”, his friend Pero Zubac chose on January 28, 2006 a resting place for his friend on the Karlovac hill.

Pop and rock musicians composed music based on a series of TrifunoviĆ songs. About 300 of his songs have been recorded. They are anthological, performing the “Bijelo Dugme” of “Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu,” “Pristao sam biću sve što hoće,” as well as Čolin’s “Glavo luda.” He has also written a number of great songs for Indeks, Neda Ukraden, Jadranka Stojaković, Arsen Dedić and Željko Joksimović.

Many believe that one of Trifunovic’s most beautiful songs, “Ima neka tajna veza,” carries a love message, which is not really the case. It was written as the text for the music of a movie about Tahir, a prison guard. In one scene, Tahir is asked how he is, and he angrily tells how prisoners are serving five, ten or 15 years and leave, and he is sentenced to spend several decades in prison for work. That was his connection with prison life that Duško himself had sung.




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