Expo Jubilee stage
13th January 2022 | 7:00 p.m. (duration 2 hours)
Goran Bregović, the world-famous author, with more than six million albums sold, a major rock star in the former Yugoslavia, has a colourful history that inspires his music. Quite a few musicians would be content with only a fragment of Goran Bregović’ 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. A Bregović 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.
For more than twenty years Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra have roamed all continents of the known world on a never-ending tour.
They mixes Gypsy brass musicians with percussions, Bulgarian polyphonies with a choir of male vocalists and a string section with electronic programming, recognizing and celebrating this diversity of origins and heritage on cultural, religious and national levels.
Goran Bregović become a bestselling exponent of Balkan Gypsy brass music.
He describes himself as an “old-fashioned guy who doesn’t make videos or appear on TV but presents his music by travelling around” on a never-ending global tour. Goran will wait you dressed in white, seated between his amplifier and his computer with an electric guitar in his hand and his motley crew.