Pure Live Music Presents:
Goran Bregovic & His Wedding And Funeral Orchestra
Sunday March 5th, 2017
5216 W. Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
All Ages Show
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Tickets can be purchased at: http://copernicuscenter.org/goran-bregovic/
“Serbian Gypsy brass bands are party generators, and Mr. Bregovic’s compositions let them do their job.” — The New York Times
“Bregovic is both the catalyst and ringmaster for a musical spectacle unlike anything else on north American stages.” — The San Francisco Chronicle
The sublime madness of Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra is back for a dizzying, ecstatic reprise! This trans-Balkan musical feast features Gypsy brass players, Bulgarian vocalists and conservatory-trained string players from Belgrade in a kaleidoscope of action, color and intoxicating beats.
As the founder of Bijelo Dugme (White Button), guitarist Bregovic brought a bracing jolt of rock & roll to the Balkans in the mid-70s, selling millions of albums across the region while giving voice to a generation stifled by communist conformity. When civil war started tearing Yugoslavia apart in 1990, Goran Bregovic found himself out of the rock star business. A multi-ethnic child of Sarajevo, born to a Serbian mother and a Croatian father, he fled to Paris.
He quickly gained attention for his vivid soundtrack work for over 30 movies. Of special acclaim is director Emir Kusturica’s surreal 1993 film Arizona Dream, starring Johnny Depp and featuring the vocals of punk legend Iggy Pop. Many Americans first experienced Bregovic’s wild mélange of klezmer rock in Sacha Baron Cohen’s irreverent blockbuster film Borat, which only hinted at the experience of hearing Bregovic’s band live. This rollicking extravaganza is guaranteed to leave you cheering, with a song in your heart.
Goran Bregović: guitar, synthesizer, vocals
Muharem Redžepi: vocals, goc (traditional drum)
Bokan Stanković: trumpet
Dragić Veličković: trumpet
Stojan Dimov: saxophones, clarinet
Aleksandar Rajković: trombone
Milos Mihajlović: trombone
Ludmila Radkova-Traikova: vocals
Daniela Radkova-Aleksandrova: vocals