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Bregović is Back
March 27, 2014   
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Popular Balkan musician and film score composer Goran Bregović is coming to Warsaw to give a one-night-only concert at the Kongresowa Hall May 22.

Bregović and The Wedding and Funeral Band he formed will be promoting their latest album, entitled Champagne for Gypsies (2012), which blends traditional Balkan and Gypsy music with modern rock. Audiences are also sure to hear “Kalashnikov,” “Ederlezi” and other compositions Bregović wrote for movies by Emir Kusturica including Underground, and for other famous films such as Arizona Dream and Queen Margot. As a treat for Polish fans, the musicians will also play tracks from the hugely popular albums Bregović has recorded in Poland with Polish pop stars Kayah, Krzysztof Krawczyk and Smolik.

Showcasing Bregović’s talent as a versatile composer, Champagne for Gypsies is packed with inventively arranged pieces that blend the rich musical tradition of the Balkan region with a contemporary sound and the strains of a Gypsy band. Apart from The Wedding and Funeral Band, the album also features the groups Gogol Bordello and the Gipsy Kings.

In the past, Bregović worked with a number of international performers, including Iggy Pop, Ofra Haza and Cesaria Evora. The Wedding and Funeral Band has also taken part in special projects that mixed different music genres, cultures and religions. One such project was My Heart Has Become Tolerant, on which Bregović teamed up with an Orthodox Church choir from Moscow and a Moroccan string ensemble.

Goran Bregović and The Wedding and Funeral Band
May 22, 8 p.m.
Kongresowa Hall
Palace of Culture and Science, 1 Defilad Sq.

Tickets available at www.eventim.pl, www.ticketpro.pl, www.ebilet.pl, Empik, Media Markt and Saturn stores,
the Kongresowa Hall ticket office and the Eventim ZASP
ticket office at 25 Jerozolimskie Ave.
For further information go to www.stx-jamboree.com
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