Vlatko Stefanovski

Vlatko Stefanovski

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Vlatko Stefanovski
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Stefanovski started his career at an early age in bands such as VIS Jegulje, Iris and Breg (the last fronted by keyboard player Miki Petkovski). The band Leb i Sol was formed on January 1, 1976 by Vlatko, Bodan Arsovski, Dimitrija Čučovski and Nikola Kokan Dimuševski.
The first solo recording that Vlatko ever did was Cowboys and Indians, while he was still with the band. The line up featured many guests, even exclusive ones, such as Goran Bregović, Zlatko Oriđanski, actress Ana Kostovska, master drummer Mahmut Muzafer, Ilija Pejovski, Goce Dimitrovski, etc. His next project titled Sarajevo was recorded in 1993 and it was music recorded for a play written by Vlatko's brother Goran Stefanovski and was directed by Slobodan Unkovski. The CD was released in 1996 as soon as the civil war in Bosnia ended. In 1997, he released the soundtrack for Stole Popov's movie Gypsy Magic, and the title track "Gypsy Song" became an instant hit throughout the Balkans and today it can regularly be found featured in many world music compilations. The soundtrack was bolstered by the exclusive performances of master musician Medo Chun of Ensemble Teodosievski fame and Gazmend Berisha (Project Zlust).
Later in 1997, together with Miroslav Tadić, a professor at CalArts in LA, he recorded Krushevo a collection of traditional songs and reels played on two guitars, which to this very day is one of the highlights of his career as a recording and performing artist. For five days, they recorded their music at the Makedonium in the city of Krushevo. By the end of 1998, he released an album with his Trio, simply titled Vlatko Stefanovski Trio, a tour de force featuring some heavyweight performances by Vlatko and his trio. He wrote music for several films which was latter collected and released as Kino Kultura in 2001.
During this period he made guest appearances on various artist's records like Bojan Zulfikarpasic's Koreni, Vanja Lazarova's Ritmistica, Gibonni's Judi, Zviri i Beštimje and Mirakul, to name but a few. The work he did with Gibonni proved to very fruitful and succesful, both commercially and artistically, as well as giving him the opportunity to meet and work with musicians such as Manu Katche, Pino Paladino, Tony Levin, Geffrey Oriema who would later perform on his next solo effort titled as Kula Od Karti (Tower Of Cards). In 2004. he released Treta Majka, which is a continuation of his work with Miroslav Tadić.
In 2006. after comeback tour of Leb I Sol band, Vlatko left the band, which pursued to record their comeback album.
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Vlatko Stefanovski Discography

Albums

0001-2 Vlatko Stefanovski / Bodan Arsovski Vlatko Stefanovski / Bodan Arsovski - Zodiac(CD, Album) Third Ear Music 0001-2 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
Vlatko Stefanovski Cowboys & Indians (Album) Third Ear Music Macedonia 1994 Sell This Version
001 - 96 Vlatko Stefanovski SARAJEVO(CD, Album) Third Ear Music 001 - 96 Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
Vlatko Stefanovski Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Gipsy Magic (Album) Third Ear Music Macedonia 1997 Sell This Version
CD 112 Vlatko Stefanovski 3 Summer Days(CD, Album) Biveco CD 112 Slovenia 1997 Sell This Version
Vlatko Stefanovski Featuring: Gibonni*, Kornelije Kovač, Manu Katche* Vlatko Stefanovski Featuring: Gibonni*, Kornelije Kovač, Manu Katche* - Kula Od Karti (Album) Hit Records (9) Croatia 2003 Sell This Version
021 Vlatko Stefanovski Kula Od Karti(CD, Album) Avalon Produkcija 021 Macedonia 2003 Sell This Version
Vlatko Stefanovski Seir (Album) Esoteria Records Croatia 2014 Sell This Version
385601094682 Damir Kukuruzović Django Group & Wawau Adler Featuring Raphaël Fays, Vlatko Stefanovski, Zoran Predin Damir Kukuruzović Django Group & Wawau Adler Featuring Raphaël Fays, Vlatko Stefanovski, Zoran Predin - My Django Family(CD, Album) Menart 385601094682 Croatia 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Влатко* и Бодан* Влатко* и Бодан* - Среќна Нова Година(7", Single) Diskos none Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
none Toše* Гости: Раде Шербеџија*, Влатко Стефановски* Toše* Гости: Раде Шербеџија*, Влатко Стефановски* - Крушево(3xFile, WAV, Single) Меѓународна Фондација Тоше Проески none Macedonia 2011

Compilations

008 Vlatko Stefanovski 2LP = 1CD(CDr, Album, Comp, RE) Promo Siemens 008 Macedonia 1999 Sell This Version
CD 034 Vlatko Stefanovski Kino Kultura (Music For Films)(CD, Comp) Goraton CD 034 Yugoslavia 2002 Sell This Version