Goran Bregovic Wedding and Funeral Band
- World Music
Without Goran Bregovic there would probably never have been a Balkan boom. Since the soundtrack to Emir Kusturica’s film »Time Of The Gypsies«, the Bosnian doyen has been the figurehead of the music from south-east Europe with all its exuberance and sorrow. As master of ceremonies of his Wedding and Funeral Band, he conquered the world and became a model for many Balkan orchestras. Now the original returns, with a new programme entitled »Three Letters from Sarajevo«.
More than 20 years later, Bregovic’s Wedding and Funeral Band has not lost any of its old rousing freshness: the music of the 9-part formation is driven by an earthy percussion line-up, with saxophone, trumpet and horns at its passionate centre. Soulful singing unfolds over the instruments, with hymns full of pathos, but also with tongue-in-cheek roof-raisers.
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