Up-Beat Balkan Gypsy Music With Goran Bregovic
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. Learn More
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Colorful composer/bandleader Goran Bregovic makes a triumphant return to Royce Hall performing his unique brand of eclectic, up-tempo Balkan Brass backed by an eclectic nine-piece ensemble that constitutes the core of his acclaimed Wedding and Funeral Orchestra.
Bregovic and his epic Wedding and Funeral Orchestra made their West Coast debut at Royce Hall in 2009, performing to packed-house audiences in two thunderous evenings of music that the Los Angeles Times called “part celebratory and part spellbindingly soulful.”
“Champagne for Gypsies,” the group’s 2012 album, is described as a musical reaction to the pressure and backlash against Gypsies (Roma) across Europe. Goran’s highly collaborative approach again comes to the fore with special guests as varied as France’s Gypsy Kings, Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello, Florin Salam, singer of Romania’s traditional manele music, and Swiss singer Stéphane Eicher.
Born in Sarajevo to a Serbian mother and Croatian father, Bregovic has been a musical cross-pollinator and creative iconoclast since forming his first rock band, White Buttons, during the Communist era of the former Yugoslavia. His first international splash came when he scored the 1989 Cannes award-winning film “Time of the Gypsies” directed by Emir Kusturica. Based in Paris since 1992, Bregovic continues to strike a distinctly original path with film scores, concerts and recordings.