Goran Bregovic - Wedding & Funeral Band

RUNNING TIME
2hr. (1 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The first time Goran Bregovic was in town, the Festival audience danced in the aisles, transported by his band of gypsies to a place of raucous delight. Armed with an electric guitar, the charismatic Bregovic returns to the Festival with his mainstay brass ensemble, the Wedding and Funeral Band, performing a repertoire of Balkan folk arrangements infused with musical ingredients of his own. Having studied violin early on, Bregovic turned to the guitar and spent a decade and a half playing with the popular Yugoslavian band The White Button before tiring of rock stardom -- though it has caught up with him again. With film-score credits to his name, a foray into opera, and his 2002 album Tales and Songs from Weddings and Funerals, the Sarajevo-born Bregovic' has got plenty to draw from, whether a dirge-like homage to his war-torn homeland or the raw blast of a brass-powered Balkan romp.

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