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Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
615 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002
713-227-3974
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Website

http://www.spahouston.org/CalendarList_Upcoming_2011.aspx#173

Quotes & Highlights

See a video of Bregovic and his band performing “Gas Gas Gas” on YouTube.

Description

Get ready for a boisterous dance party! Legendary composer, traditional musician, world-music-rock-star are just a few ways to describe the madness and genius of the Sarajevo-born musical icon of the Balkans, Goran Bregovic. Loved by Eastern influenced indie-band Beirut, among others, Bregovic’s live show, which features a vocal, string and Gypsy brass ensemble, his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra, ranges from alcohol fueled musical chaos to serene beauty and traditional Eastern European music reverence.

While performing on the electric guitar, Bregovic leads his one-of-a-kind ensemble comprised of a Serbian gypsy band with pulsating drums, a string ensemble, a tuxedo-clad Orthodox male choir and two traditionally outfitted Bulgarian sisters singing back-up. His music marries traditional Eastern European choral music and the dance music of a riotous gypsy brass band, with a rock and roll edge.

Bregovic is best known in North America for his compositions written for the films of director Emir Kusturica including Time of the Gypsies (1988) and the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner, Underground (1995). He even wrote and performed some of the music in the popular 2006 film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

About the Ticket Supplier: Society for the Performing Arts

Society for the Performing Arts is the largest nonprofit presenting organization of its kind in the entire Southwest. Each year SPA presents internationally acclaimed artists from the entire performing arts spectrum, traditional to avant-garde alike, from large orchestras and dance companies to recitalists and solo performers, for an entire season of events.