That’s a fantastic news!
Goran Bregovic will play in Canada and the US this summer!
Here’s what I got from his producer:
July 9 – Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal
July 10 and 11 – The Millennium Park, Chicago
July 13 – Lincoln Center, and it’s already listed on the web – tickets can be bought from May 1. Fisher Avery Hall, New York
Good work – and make sure you be there!
P.S. from May 1st (and some links to Goran’s music):
New information from today: No need to try to buy the tickets online (it didn’t work for me – server problems at Lincoln Center).
If you call Center Charge at 212.721.6500, you will be able to get better seats.
Here’s the mail I distributed among several of my friends:
On July 13, Thursday, at 8 p.m. at the Avery Fisher Hall*, Lincoln center, there will be a concert of Goran Bregovic and his Orchestra for Weddings and Funerals.
It’s a show you must see.
Goran is one of my favourite modern European composers and performers. In his 43-people orchestra, there are usually 2-3 Bulgarian folk singers, whose voices are amazing. Same for the 15-member male orthodox church choir from Belgrade, 13-member string ensamble from Poland, gypsy brass band from all over the Balkans.
I have been to three of his concerts (one at the National Stadium in Sofia, two – in Plovdiv), and have watched him on several others, on video, and each time they are different, amazing, and wonderful! My brother has interviewed him for the Bulgarian TV several times, and Goran has been presenting himself also as quite a knowledgable person, coming from an eclectical place.
Before starting his world-wide career with film music (also for The Time of the Gypsies, Queen Margot, Underground, and others), he was the leading musician and composer of the all-time record rock band “Bijelo Dugme” (white button) in Yugoslavia. This was the best rock band (and many consider it the only one) on the Balkans, which made each of their albums at least platinum.
You may have heard his music, performed by Iggy Pop in the movie Arizona Dream (with Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Vincent Gallo, Kim Keo)
His music can be found at Amazon.com.
Tickets for the New York concert are on sale from May 1st. You should buy yours as soon as possible, as usually they are sold out quickly.
Another great piece of the Hungarian young singer Ruzsa Magdolna is at Youtube.
(and if you have some of his music, please, let me know – send an e-mail, or better – leave a comment here – and let’s create the fullest archive of his music… or may be – of our music, as his music is usually coming from your native place!)