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Session with Goran Bregovic

Lopa Kothari presents the latest music from around the world and a session by Sarajevo-born Goran Bregovic, considered one of the Balkans' greatest exponents of modern gypsy music.

Lopa Kothari with sounds from around the world and a session by Goran Bregovic. Born in Sarajevo, Bregovic is one of the Balkan's greatest exponents of modern gypsy music and on tonight's show he and members of his band perform an exclusive set of songs featuring on his latest album "Champagne for Gypsies".

Goran Bregovic; says, "I come from a culture that has been bypassed by opera and symphonic music. In times when Monteverdi wrote his ORFEO we were still labouring fields with oxen-driven ploughs, breeding cattle and fishing. And traditionally music was played to accompany drinking. My album "Alkohol" is a modest attempt to bridge the gap by making music that can be enjoyed and danced to with or without ALKOHOL."

From 1974 until 1989, Bregovic; played lead guitar and was the main creative force behind Bijelo Dugme (White Button). For years they stood as one of the most popular bands in SFR Yugoslavia.

These days Bregovic; performs with a large ensemble of musicians: a brass band, bagpipes, a string ensemble, a tuxedo-clad all-male choir from Belgrade, and traditional Bulgarian and Roma singers make up his 40-piece band and orchestra. Since 1998, Bregovic; has been performing all over the world with his Weddings and Funerals Orchestra which consists of 10 people in the small version or 37 in the large.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Souad Massi

    Ech Edani (I Shouldn't Have fallen in love with You)

    • The Definitive Collection.
    • WRASSE.
  • Fela Kuti, Africa 70 & Ginger Baker

    Let's Start

    • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 with Ginger Baker LIVE!.
    • KNITTING FACTORY.
  • Concha Buika

    Siboney

    • La Noche mas Larga.
    • Warner Music Spain.
  • Sarah Savoy and the Francadians

    Johnny Can't Dance

    • Allons Rock'n'Roll.
    • www.sarahsavoy.com.
  • Maurice El Médioni

    Taktouk Andalou / Ghazalati

    • Rough Guide to the Music of the Mediterranean.
    • World Music Network.
  • Marcelo Andarde

    Barriga d'Agua

    • African Tree.
    • Our Land Records.
  • Twatasha Dance Group

    Chimondo

    • Zambia Roadside no.2.
    • SWP Records.
  • Goran Bregović

    Presidente

  • Goran Bregović

    Bella Ciao

  • Bachar Mar-Khalifé

    Ya Nas

    • Who's Gonna Get the Ball From Behind.
    • IN FINE.
  • Sam Amidon

    Short Life

    • Bright Sunny South.
    • NONESUCH.
  • Mazheri Singers

    Palameni Mwebalecula

    • Zambia Roadside no.2.
    • SWP Records.
  • Monsieur Doumani

    Young Upwardly-mobile Professional

    • Grippy Grappa.
    • indep/Proper.
  • Goran Bregović

    Balkaneros

  • Goran Bregović

    Be That Man

  • Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers

    Nothing can Stop us

    • Nothing can stop Us.
    • STRUT.
  • Invisible System feat. Juldeh Camara

    JuDa

    • Tiga Tej Tibs.
    • Self Release.
  • Les Espoirs de Coronthie

    Justice

    • Les Espoirs de Coronthie EP.
    • Self Release.
  • Nitin Sawhney

    Homelands

    • OneZero.
    • Cherry Red Records.
  • Asha Bhosle

    Piya tu ab Aaja

    • Rough Guide to Psychedelic Bollywood.
    • World Music Network.
  • Gochaq Askarov

    Ay Qiz / Mugham Shahaz

    • World Routes On The Road.
    • Nascente.
  • Concha Buika

    Ne me Quitte pas

    • La Noche mas Larga.
    • Warner Music Spain.

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