GIBONNI – 20th century man
The LA Times included you on a list of global acts most likely to cross international borders. How do you intend to spread your message to a wider public?
I understand my career as a struggle for every single fan. In every club, pub or a hall, I play my best. That’s my way to spread the message.
How would you like to be perceived by a western audience? Rocker, world music exponent, Croatian cultural ambassador, musical activist? None of these?
I’m an album artist. And a 20th century man. I can’t express all my interest through just one song. I need an album. So, when someone shakes hands with me saying he or she liked my album, for me that’s the equivalent of 50,000 likes on Facebook.
What does it mean to you to be a 20th Century Man? Is it a state of mind? Is it backward looking? Is it negative or positive?
I would say it’s a state of mind in a positive way. I see the 20th century more as celebrating the cult of creativity, while the 21st century celebrates the cult of information. It