Goran Bregovic and His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra
Internationally renowned composer of the Balkans, Sarajevo-born Goran Bregovic’s four-decade-long career has weathered war in the former Yugoslavia and exile in Paris. First known in North America for his compositions written for the films of director Emir Kusturica (Underground, Time of the Gypsies), Bregovic has been likened to peers Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota creating unforgettable scores that transcend their medium. Joined by his Wedding and Funeral Band featuring a gypsy brass band and two Bulgarian sisters singing back-up, Bregovic’s music marries the traditional folk music of the Roma with a rock and roll edge. The raptures of dancing and mourning combine in the concerts of this Balkan icon that indie-pop star Beirut dubbed his favorite musician ever.
The best musical party of the year.