Ambasadori in 1976
|Origin||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Associated acts||Zdravko Čolić, Hari Varešanović, Kodeksi, Jutro, Korni Grupa, Pro Arte|
Slobodan Vujović |
Ambasadori were a Yugoslav pop band from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina active from 1968 until 1980. The band is most notable for representing Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest, and for having two future pop stars Zdravko Čolić (between 1969 and 1971) and Hari Varešanović as its one time singers.
Ambasadori were founded in 1968 by Robert Ivanović and Srđan Stefanović, military brass band musicians. They named the band "Ambasadori". Right from the get go, most of their activity centered on competitive pop schlager festivals throughout SFR Yugoslavia. They soon started putting out their competitive festival entries as 7-inch (two-side) singles. The band's debut release "Plačem za tvojim usnama" / "Zapjevaj" came out in 1971 for Beograd disk label.
Ambasadori took part in 1976 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing one place before last.
Other Ambasadori members that came and went throughout the 1968 -1970s include various musicians active on the Sarajevo music scene at the time and after, such as trombone player Srđan Stefanović, keyboard player Robert Ivanović, saxophone player Ivica Sindic, drummer "Tica", trumpet player Krešimir "Keco" Vlašić (ex Pro Arte), singer Ismeta Dervoz (ex Kodeksi), drummer Perica Stojanović (ex Jutro), organist Vlado Pravdić, bassist Ivica Vinković, bassist Zlatko Hold, saxophonist Andrej "Lale" Stefanović, etc.
Pepel in Kri
|Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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- Ambasadori Videos