Zlatko Gall

Journalist, Person

1954 –


Who is Zlatko Gall?

Zlatko Gall is a Croatian journalist, commentator and rock critic.

Gall was born in Split, and he graduated in art history and archeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb.

Zlatko Gall is known as an advocate for rock music as an expression of urban culture and liberal values. He sees rock music as the antithesis of turbo folk which was associated with rural culture, conservative values, extreme nationalism and right-wing politics in former Yugoslavia. He often criticises pop and rock musicians who add elements of folk and turbo folk to their repertoire in order to make their music more accessible to the public. For example, in the newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija he famously wrote an article lambasting the Ivan Zajc theatre in Rijeka for the decision to hire popular musician and advocate of turbo folk Severina Vučković for a production of the popular musical Karolina Riječka in 2003. He is one of the most respected rock critic in modern Croatia, and the author of "Rock encyclopedia".

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Dec 1, 1954
  • Croatia
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

on July 23, 2013


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