Slavko Avsenik, Creator of Iconic Oberkrainer Music

Begunje na Gorenjskem, 7 July - Slovenia laid to rest on Tuesday its most successful musician, the pioneer of Oberkrainer polka music Slavko Avsenik (1929-2015). The band he started with his brother Vilko in the 1950s sold more than 30 million records across the world, gaining global popularity with a very distinctive sound which has since become symbolic of Alpine nations.

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