Saša Matić

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Saša Matić
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Background information
Birth name Aleksandar Matić
Born (1978-04-26)April 26, 1978
Drvar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Genres Pop-folk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Years active 2001–Present
Labels Grand Production
Website http://www.maticsasa.com

Aleksandar "Saša" Matić (Serbian: Саша Матић, born 26 April 1978) is a Serbian folk singer from Bosnia and Herzegovina, very popular in former Yugoslavia. He has a twin brother, Dejan Matić, who is also a popular singer. Both of them were born completely blind.

Biography[edit]

Saša and his twin brother Dejan were born on 26 April 1978 in Drvar, Bosnia and Herzegovina to father Zoran and mother Dragica. They were born blind.

During the Bosnian War, he and his family moved to Belgrade, where he and his brother went to music school, playing the piano. He finished Middle and High School in Zemun, he was awarded best interpretation in the Kosta Manojlović-school. Since his childhood he has listened to Pop and folk music and gone to every concert by Riblja Čorba to Halid Bešlić, whether it was in Drvar or in Belgrade. He remembers his first singing to Miroslav Ilić's "Pozdravi je, Pozdravi", he grew up in the Yugoslav Rock-era but has always listened and sung narodnjake (Folk songs). He worked in Club Španac in New Belgrade for three years, where he was known for his songs by Haris Džinović.

On 8 March 1994, he was at a Ratko Jovanović concert in Tržnica on Banovo Brdo where he was selected to sing the rest of the Zajdi, zajdi song, this boosted him to fame.

During the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia he was in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On 15 March 2001, Saša's first album, Maskara, was released. Later, in Budva, Montenegro, during the Budva Festival 2003, Saša won the singing contest with the song, Moj Grad. In the same year, he won the song contest in the Ohrid Trumpeteers Festival in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, with the same song, Moj Grad.

Personal[edit]

He is married to Anđelija, with whom he has two daughters.

Discography[edit]

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Sources[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Saša Vasić
Music Festival Budva winner
(tied with Croatia Dado Topić)

2003
Succeeded by
Serbia and Montenegro Marija Šerifović
Preceded by
None
Grand Festival winner
2006
Succeeded by
Aca Lukas