Magnifico (musician)

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Magnifico
Magnifico performing live on Druga Godba Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 31 May 2014
Magnifico performing live on Druga Godba Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 31 May 2014
Born Robert Pešut
(1965-12-01) 1 December 1965 (age 51)
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(now Slovenia)
Citizenship Slovenia
Occupation vocalist
Years active 1992-present
Website Official website

Robert Pešut (born 1 December 1965), known as Magnifico, is a Slovenian singer of Slovene and Serbian descent.[1]

Biography[edit]

His mother originates from White Carniola a small traditional region in southeastern Slovenia. His father is Serbian descent. His grandfather was a Serbian soldier who fought on the Salonika front in WW1, to whom he also dedicated a song called "pukni zoro" from his latest album "Montevideo, Bog te video" in 2013.[2]

His musical path started with music group U'redu, with whom he recorded his first album, Let's Dance (1992). After that, he embarked on a solo career, recording six albums in twelve years.[3]

Many of his songs have become a key part of Slovenian music history. Some of them are Silvija (participating on Slovenia's pre-selection for Eurovision 1998), Kdo je čefur, 24.000 poljubov and Hir aj kam hir aj go (the latter also being a hit in some other countries such as Italy and the former Yugoslav republics).[citation needed]

Throughout his career, he has combined disco, Balkan, funk, and electronic music, creating a new and successful style. He has collaborated with other Slovenian groups, such as Sestre, and most recently Turbolentza, another Slovenian band. The band is featured in his latest music video, 'Giv mi mani'. Magnifico's novel dressing style, performances, and quotes have gained him fame and notoriety in Slovenia and in other countries as well.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Selected discography includes:

  • Let's Dance (with U'redu), 1992
  • Od srca do srca, 1993
  • Kdo je čefur, 1996
  • Stereotip (soundtrack), 1997
  • Sexy Boy, 1999
  • Komplet (hit songs), 2001
  • Export-Import, 2003
  • Grande Finale, 2007 Look more
  • Srečno, 2008
  • Magnification, 2010 Look more
  • Montevideo, Bog te video, 2013
  • Charlatan de Balkan, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debeljak, Maja (8 October 2011). "Magnifico je peder, Magnifico je čefur" (in Slovenian). Slovenske novice. 
  2. ^ Matoz, Zdenko (11 October 2013). "Magnificova filharmonična oda nogometu" (in Slovenian). Delo. 
  3. ^ "Magnifico" (in German). funkhauseuropa.de. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 

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