Goran Bregovic & His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra: Balkan Music Star at Jones Hall
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The last date listed for Goran Bregovic & His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra was Tuesday October 25, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most beloved dance companies and a favorite with Houston audiences, returns for another exciting performance. The company is celebrated not just for their exquisite performance of beloved classics, but also for their commitment to bold, new dance styles, offering something for every taste. Artistic director Robert Battle has created a program drawn from company favorites, his own electrifying work and new works brimming with wit and power. Don't miss these dynamic and artistic dancers hailed by the New York Times as "sleek, athletic masters of the universe." In homage to the company's legendary founder, the program will end with Alvin Ailey's own masterpiece, Revelations. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- See a video of Bregovic and his band performing <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvtGkCZPjxQ">"Gas Gas Gas"</a> on YouTube.
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.