GORAN BREGOVIC 'Balkan Party' (Serbia)16/02/2016 - 22/02/2016
Quite a few musicians would be content with only a fragment of Goran Bregovic’s career. Contemporary composer, traditional musician or rock star, he did not have to choose – he took it all to invent a music that is both universal and unmistakably his own.
Continuing his never-ending world tour of Gypsy-fulled brilliance, the Balkan-fusing party-starter returns with his Wedding and Funeral Band in a celebration ranging from Underground to Champagne for Gypsies.
Very few musicians have managed to develop an art of such amplitude that coherently mixes together such a great variety of styles and techniques without losing its identity. A Bregovic piece can be recognized on the very first hearing and seems to address the whole Earth with no distinction of race, sex, age or religion.
Benjamin Minimum (Mondomix)
****½ 'A wild, magic night'– Sydney Morning Herald
****½ 'Among the best concerts I've heard'– Sydney Morning Herald
****½ 'From sweeping majesty to riotous ecstasy'– The Age
'The audience went off like firecrackers'– The Australian
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2016
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Tuesday 16th February
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Thursday 18th February
Concert Hall, QPAC - Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Friday 19th February
Chevron Festival Gardens, Perth International Arts Festival 2016
Sunday 21st February