Ljubinka Jokic

(born in Banja Luka, Bosnia, and resident in Austria). She first took accordion lessons at the age of seven; however she did not feel especially well behind the gigantic instrument with the 120 basses and thus switched to electric guitar. Before emigrating to Vienna in 1992 to study at the Schubert Conservatory, she had performed in all the bars in Banja Luka with a colorful repertoire  that featured  her models Vlatko Stefanovski, Miroslav Tadic and Theodosii Spassov prominently.
With her band YOK! Ljubinka Jokic, dresses traditional songs, gypsy songs and Yugo-pop-rock classics from the 70s and 80s in modern sound. Her music is a mixture of earthy percussion, pulsating bass line, virtuoso electric violin playing and raw guitar riffs. And above all soars the emotion –laden voice of Ljubinka Jokic. She sings, aspirates and screams, and the tones that she can no longer produce with her voice she wrenches from her guitar.
Discography: first CD release planned for autumn 2008.
Performances: ORF RadioKulturhaus, Porgy & Bess, Donauinselfest, collaboration with Otto Lechner, et al.
Awards: nominated for the Austrian World Music Award ( 2006)

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