He would later even become close friends with Goran Bregovic , the founder and primary songwriter of Bijelo Dugme. In he wrote the song and eventually participated in Bosnia's first Eurovision Song Contests, in Millstreet in Dino is an avid chess player, skier, art collector and book reader. Dino ended up working in the factory for a couple of years before earning enough money to consider making an album. The song was about the hardships the people in his home country were enduring during the war and called for peace.
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He would later even become close friends with Goran Bregovicthe founder and primary songwriter of Bijelo Dugme.
The album featured a star-studded line up of Yoad NevoRichard NilesHusnu Senlendirici and many other producers that have worked for globally renown music acts such as SugababesMorcheebaLisa EkdahlSophie Ellis-Bextor and many others. Views Read Edit View history. During the war, several members of the band "Merlin" were killed in the attacks, including their long-time manager Kemal Bisic with whom Dino was particularly close.
He is known for reading several books simultaneously. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dino Merlin.
His mother Fatima, born and raised in Sarajevo, was a female muslim cleric. He is widely known for his distinctive voice, stage jerlin and poetic lyrics.
They soon became best friends and eventually became the founding members of the later band "Merlin". In other projects Wikimedia Commons. His daughter, Naida, earned her bachelor degree from Buckingham University and master degree at Oxford University.
During this time, Dino was rejected by every major record label in Sarajevo. After listening to the track a couple of times, Muradif offered Dino a contract with his record label "Sarajevodisk" on the spot and agreed to finance the remainder of the song recordings. After completing his first semester at university, Dino soon dropped out in order to pursue music career.
Eurovision Song Contest With the band, he has recorded 5 studio albums: Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest. Dino is an avid chess player, skier, art collector and book hitovl.
Each of the five put a paper with his idea for a band name in a hat; the name "Merlin" was the first to be pulled out of the hat, and so the band was named after the legendary wizard. The album eventually turned into a classic and became the highest selling album of the region in the last 30 years.
On his mother's insistence, and contrary to his own wishes of attending music school, Dino enrolled into the Sarajevo Technic High School. Although Dino's mother was against the idea of her son being a musician, she did help Dino buy his first guitar when he was 12 years old.
He penned his first song when 14 years old. This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Eventually, Merlin was able to release its first album in with the leading single Kokuzna vremena - the same song which gave Dino and his band a lifeline into the music industry.
Dino Merlin - Wikipedia
Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest Nicknamed "The Wizard", he is considered one of the most prominent and commercially successful artists ever to emerge from former Yugoslavia. Participation to to Mensur began accompanying Dino while performing on the streets of Sarajevo.
The song acted as the official national anthem until Dino mostly taught himself how to play the guitar even though hhitovi did take a couple of lessons from an older neighbour called Mirsad. Mirsad's younger brother Mensur Lutvica played the keyboards and went together with Dino to school.