The Balkan Reunion of Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra (BGKO)
01 Oct 2015
Balkan Reunion is the second album of Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra (BGKO) annouced today to be released on October 16, once again under the record label Satélite K. After re-editing their first work Imbarca in February 2013, and having made an extensive tour across the Old continent, the band, formed by six globetrotter musicians from different points of Europe, decided to congregate some significant European artists in a Balkan reunion without precedents. The concert took place on March 5th, 2015 at the prominent Sala Apolo (Barcelona) and more than 1.200 people attended the meeting.
The 11 tracks included in Balkan Reunion are the result of a week of producion work with the BGKO members and the guest artists who participated at the concert, artists like Nihan Devecioglu, classical soprano coming from Turkey; King Ferus Mustafov, Macedonian, considered as the King of gipsy saxophone and one of the biggest promotors of Romani culture and Balkan music’s pioneer; and Vlado Kreslin, Slovenian poet of Romani music. But Balkan Reunion has also had the pleasure to count on three musicians living in Barcelona that have played with BGKO many times in Barcelona: Sasha Agranov (violoncello, Russia/Israel), Ivan Ilić (guitar, Serbia) and Oleksondr Sora (violin, Ucrania). An authentic mixture of stories, roots and cultures throughout of the times and the most vibrating sounds.
The concert ‘Balkan Reunion’ (3/03/2015) in Apolo joined more than 1.200 people.
Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra (BGKO) has been thrilling audiences all over Europe with their soulful, vibrant show of traditional and popular Gipsy and Jewish music from Eastern Europe. BGKO is an international ensemble based in Barcelona, renowned for exploring musical roots, specific timbres and forgotten styles, and for creating and performing with outstanding personality. BGKO consists of Robindro Nikolic (Serbia-India: clarinet, bass clarinet, duduk), Mattia Schirosa (Italy: accordion), Ivan Kovacevic (Serbia: double bass), Julien Chanal (France: guitar), Stelios Togias (Greece: percussion, tzouras) and Sandra Sangiao (Spain: lead vocals).
More information and upcopming shows at http://bgko.org/.