Arts Centre Melbourne and Arts Projects Australia present
Goran Bregovic & his Wedding & Funeral Band
Three Letters from Sarajevo
14 May 2019 | Hamer Hall
Goran Bregovic returns to Australia to continue the Balkan party, so grab your dancing shoes and get ready to go crazy!
Goran Bregovic has done it all. A rock star in the former Yugoslavia, he went on to write film scores and ride the fashion for brassy Balkan Gypsy music, selling over 6m albums and collaborating with everyone from Iggy Pop to the Gipsy Kings.
Anyone who has experienced a concert by the Balkan virtuoso knows that they are triumphant affairs; expressing a love of music that is utterly infectious. A dedicated explorer of musical cultures, this composer, bandleader, singer and musician is nothing if not eclectic. His Wedding & Funeral Band combines brass, percussion and lively Bulgarian vocals for a euphoric, uplifting sound. This Australian debut will include favourite tunes alongside new songs from Bregovic's latest album, Three Letters from Sarajevo.
The son of a Croatian father and a Serbian mother, Goran Bregovic started off with the violin at music school in Sarajevo. The spirit of the sixties drove him to compose rock music which already contained elements of traditional melodies of the Balkans. He has since composed for and collaborated with major artists from around the world, including Eugene HÃ¼tz of Gogol Bordello, Scott Walker, Cesaria Evora, Asaf Avidan, Bebe and various fellow stars of the world music scene.