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Would you hang out 656 feet (200 meters) above the ground? Tijesno Canyon near #Banja #Luka

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Would you hang out 656 feet (200 meters) above the ground? Tijesno Canyon near #Banja #Luka https://t.co/LF2HPttqKE

Would you hang out 656 feet (200 meters) above the ground? Tijesno Canyon near #Banja #Luka https://t.co/LF2HPttqKE

Save the Date Nov 9: Special Concert of the Jubilee Celebration

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Save the Date Nov 9: Special Concert of the Jubilee Celebration, organized by #Serbian Orthodox Church, Orange County http://t.co/cSUwlz4M4u

Save the Date Nov 9: Special Concert of the Jubilee Celebration, organized by #Serbian Orthodox Church, Orange County http://t.co/cSUwlz4M4u

Revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo

Revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo

Goran Bregovic and his Wedding & Funeral Orchestra Bring Irresistible Gypsy Dance Music To UCLA Live for West Coast Debut

Monday, June 1st, 2009

LOS ANGELES — With a lineup combining a Serbian gypsy brass band, a classical string ensemble, Orthodox male choir, two Bulgarian female vocalists and an electric guitar, Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra’s two-night UCLA Live spectacle June 19 and 20 will be like nothing that’s been on the Royce Hall stage before. […]

LOS ANGELES — With a lineup combining a Serbian gypsy brass band, a classical string ensemble, Orthodox male choir, two Bulgarian female vocalists and an electric guitar, Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra’s two-night UCLA Live spectacle June 19 and 20 will be like nothing that’s been on the Royce Hall stage before.

Making their West Coast debut, the colorful composer/bandleader and his wide-reaching ensemble present a musical and visual feast that has had critics grasping for words to capture the full scope of the show. “A Balkan free-for-all” is how the Jerusalem Post described one five-encore performance. “Crammed to the brim with catharsis and joy,” raved Time Out Chicago. And Madrid’s El Pais raved that Bregovic creates “the most breathtaking music on the continent . . . . His art is exciting tight-rope walking . . . intense, vigorous, colorful, passionate, exotic, fascinating.”

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.” Based in Paris since 1992, he’s continued to strike a distinctly original path with film scores, concerts and recordings.

His “Tales from Weddings and Funerals” album, the core of the Royce Hall programs, expands on ideas developed for the 2002 film “Music for Weddings and Funerals,” in which he also starred. With Bregovic leading the way on guitar and vocals, the music first finds a way to blend seemingly at-odds Balkan traditions, and then reaches out to other, arguably kin traditions including reggae and tango. It’s a result of Bregovic’s deep embrace of Gypsy culture.

“Deep down, most of us would like to be a Gypsy,” he once told the Times of London. “It’s a metaphor for the part of the soul that wants to defy gravity.” In another interview, he explained, “All composers, from Bartok to Bono, draw from their own tradition. The difference is that I’m from a smaller tradition, which is why I sound so different.”

But Bregovic’s musical traditions are elevated by his immense artistic ambition. Courting controversy, in 2004 he took on a classic in “Karmen With a Happy End,” a Balkan revision of Bizet’s fiery opera “Carmen.” Incorporating both musical themes and story elements of the original into the sorrows-and-joys stew of his own native culture, he turned the tone — as the title indicates — from tragedy to celebration.

The title of his latest album is self-explanatory: “Alkohol” is a boisterous toast to romance, sensuality, friendship and community on one hand, and a lament of the alcoholism that tore apart his own family on the other. Subtitled “Slivovica & Champagne,” this collection is a, literally, spirited pan-European romp. Songs from “Alkohol,” which will be released May 19 on Wrasse Records, also will figure heavily in his concerts.

In live performance, the Wedding and Funeral Orchestra “had the audience eating out of their hands,” wrote the Daily Star of a concert in Lebanon. “Bregovic makes a music that runs the spectrum from ecstatic, robustly earthy dance music, to naughty pop tunes, to vocal and string arrangements ripe with sentimentality, to quiet, contemplative pieces that can approach a spiritual intensity…a lyrical, beautifully paced evening.”

The concert is expected to be 2 hours and 30 minutes with no intermission.

Ticket Information
Tickets for Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra on June 19 and 20 are available for $70, $54, $42 and $28. They can be purchased online at www.UCLALive.org, via phone at 310-825-2101, in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at the southwest corner of the James West Alumni Center, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. UCLA students may purchase tickets in advance for $15. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are offered at the same price to all students with a valid ID one hour prior to show time.

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Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra
June 19 and 20 at 8 p.m.
$70, $54, $42 and $28 ($15 UCLA students and student rush)
Composer-rock star-iconoclast Goran Bregovic brings his orchestra — with a lineup combining a Serbian gypsy brass band, a classical string ensemble, Orthodox male choir, two Bulgarian female vocalists and an electric guitar — to Royce Hall for two concerts of charismatic gypsy dance music.

Partribrejkers – Sloboda ili Nista (2007) – 4/5

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Jedan od rijetkih, preostalih rok sastava osamedesetih, Partibrejkers-i su nedavno poslije pet godina od njihovog zadnjeg projekta “Gramzivost i pohlepa” objavli novi CD “Sloboda ili nista” u izdanju PGP-RTS. Partibrejkers-i su i na ovom CD ostali dosljedni svom muzickom opusu po kome su godinama prepoznatljivi i na cemu pravovjerno istrajavaju. CD je ispunjen vise nego […]

Jedan od rijetkih, preostalih rok sastava osamedesetih, Partibrejkers-i su nedavno poslije pet godina od njihovog zadnjeg projekta “Gramzivost i pohlepa” objavli novi CD “Sloboda ili nista” u izdanju PGP-RTS.

Partibrejkers-i su i na ovom CD ostali dosljedni svom muzickom opusu po kome su godinama prepoznatljivi i na cemu pravovjerno istrajavaju.

Partribrejkers - Sloboda ili Nista

CD je ispunjen vise nego pozitivnom energijom koja kroz Canetove (Zoran Kostic) poruke o ljubavi, prijateljstvu i zivotu i Antonove (Nebojsa Antonijevic) fenomenalne gitarske rifove duhovno plijeni i podize.

Muzika i produkcija su minimalasticki, svedeni na gitare i bubnjeve, isto kao i tekstovi koji su bez puno metafora ali sa dubokom porukom.

Dvije mozda najbolje pjesme su “Biraj” i naslovna “Sloboda ili nista” mada kvalitet i ostalih pjesama sa ovog CD ce vas natjerati da ga dugo, dugo drzite u vasem CD plejeru preslusavajuci iznova ovaj interesantan material.

Partribrejkers – Sloboda ili Nista Sample

Ovaj novi projekat Partibrejker-a definitvno zasluzuje 4 od mogucih 5 zvjezdica.

By BalkanBoy

Tose Proeski – Igra Bez Granica (2007) – 3.5/5

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Makedonski pjevac Tose Proeski se nedavno oglasio novim CD “Igra bez granica” po istoimenoj pjesmi sa albuma u izdanju Hit Records i City Records-a (izdavac za Srbiju i Crnu Goru).

Makedonski pjevac Tose Proeski se nedavno oglasio novim CD “Igra bez granica” po istoimenoj pjesmi sa albuma u izdanju Hit Records i City Records-a (izdavac za Srbiju i Crnu Goru).

Tose je na ovom albumu saradjivao sa dvije grupe zagrebackih autora. Vecinu pjesama na albumu su uradili Antonia Sola kao tekstopisac i Miro Buljan kao autor muzike i aranzer. Melodicne pjesme u kojima preovladava ljubavna tematika su napravljene u malo cvrscim aranzmanima i kao rezultat toga nekoliko pjesama sa ovog CD su vec duze vremena vrlo popularne na prostorima ex-YU. Sa pjesmom “Vezi me za sebe” Tose je osvojio i Gran Prix na Hrvatskom Radijskom Festivalu 2007. Svakako najveci hit na ovom CD je pjesma ” Mjesecina ” uz ciji ritam i melodiju ce svako da uziva.

Tose Proeski - Igra Bez Granica

Na drugoj strani nekoliko pjesama na ovom CD je uradio i Miroslav Drljaca Rus (kompozitor ex ITD Band-a) u saradnji sa Niskom Bratosem (ex Crvena Jabuka). Ove pjesme su tematski prilicno drugacije sto ovom CD daje malo ozbiljniju notu. ” Jos i danas zamirise tresnja ” (u prijasnjem izvodjenju grupe ” Gazde ” iz Hrvatske) i ” Igra bez granica ” su pjesme koje donose drugacijeg ali nista losijeg Tosu Proeskog. Na kraju nisam siguran po kom osnovu se tu nasla i pjesma ” Nesanica ” iz filma Ivkova slava koja je eto dozivjela i verziju u izvodjenju Tose Proeskog.

Tose Proeski Mjesecina Sample

Sve u svemu jedan veoma dobar i ujednacen album sa dosta dobrih pjesama koje ce se dugo slusati.

Ocjena 3.5/5

By BalkanBoy

Kristina Kovac – U Nebranom Grozdju (2007) – 4/5

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Kristina Kovac je nedavno objavila CD neobicnog naziva “U nebranom grozdju” u izdanju KK Pruduction na kojem se ona pojavljuje kao kompletan autor muzike i teksta.

Kristina Kovac je nedavno objavila CD neobicnog naziva “U nebranom grozdju” u izdanju KK Pruduction na kojem se ona pojavljuje kao kompletan autor muzike i teksta.

Za slabije upucene Kristina je kcerka poznatog muzicara i kompozitora Kornelija Bate Kovaca.
Takodje Kristina je zajedno sa sestrom Aleksandrom bila clan vrlo uspjesnog dueta K2 koji je bio aktivan nekoliko godina sredinom devedesetih u Srbiji.

Za razliku od sestrinog solo muzickog projekta iz prosle godine koji je po mom ukusu zvucao previse komercijalno, Kristinin album zraci muzickom iskrenoscu i pozitivnom energijom.

Na prvo slusanje se izdvajaju pjesme “Ko” i “Kolena” za koji je Kristina snimila i fantastican spot na Hvaru mada i ostale pjesme koje su vrlo licne i ispjevane kroz prizmu razlicitih zivotnih situacija i osjecaja zvuce sve bolje sto ih vise slusate.

Na albumu su pored Bate Kovaca (harmonika u “Ti me tako dobro znas”) svirali i svjetski poznati bubnjar Vinnie Colaiuta i gitarista Dominic Miller koji su takodje doprijneili vrhnuskoj kvaliteti i produkciji ovog CD.

Kristina Kovac - U Nebranom Grozdju

Siguran sam da cete ovaj CD slusati mnogo puta jer odlicno funkcionse kao cjelina i toplo bih ga preporucio svima koji vole da se opuste i da uzivaju u kvalitetnim pop pjesmama.

Kristina Kovac – Kolena sample

4 od 5 mogucih zvjezdica.

By BalkanBoy

Tijana Dapcevic – Zuta Minuta (2007) – 1/5

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Moram da priznam da me pojava/muzika/pjesme Tijane Dapcevic nisu nesto posebno interesovale ni prije ovog novog njenog CD-a “Zuta minuta” (izdanje City Records-a) ali sada, posle nekoliko slusanja istog, cini mi se da postajem njen jos manji obozavatelj.

Moram da priznam da me pojava/muzika/pjesme Tijane Dapcevic nisu nesto posebno interesovale ni prije ovog novog njenog CD-a “Zuta minuta” (izdanje City Records-a) ali sada, posle nekoliko slusanja istog, cini mi se da postajem njen jos manji obozavatelj.

Sve se dalo naslutiti jos prosle godine kada je Tijana pobjedila na Budvanskom festivalu sa partizanskom pjesmicom “Sve je isto samo njega nema” koja se nasla i na ovom CD-u. Festivalska pjesama je bila tipican ljetni hit koji se brzo zaboravi onog trenutka kada se skonta tekst pjesme koju ona pjeva na svim jezicima nam bratskih naroda Balkana.
Kao autor vecine pjesama na CD-u pojavljuje se Dragan Brajovic Braja (Necu, Dragi, Sve je isto samo njega nema) dok se pjesama “Greh” sa kojom je Tijana pobjedila na Radijskom Festivalu 2006 sada pojavljuje i u Engleskoj verziji – “Doll for you”.

Tijana Dapcevic - Zuta Minuta

“Necu” koja inace preferira da bude jos jedan hit sa ovog CD je inace idejna kopija pjesme “Namcor”od Djordja Balasevic od prije 10tak godina.

Tijana Dapcevic – Necu sample

Ma koliko se pozitivno trudio na CD-u nisam nasao nista vrijedno spomena i slusanja na duze staze.
Sve u svemu, sigurno cete naci mnogo boljih i interesantnijih stvari i prilika da potrosite novac i vrijeme ovog ljeta od slusanja ovog CD.
1 od 5 mogucih zvjezdica.

By BalkanBoy

Crvena Jabuka – Dusa Sarajeva (2007) – 2.5/5

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Nekada mega popularni Sarajevski sastav Crvena Jabuka, koja trenutno radi i snima u Zagrebu, je izdala nedavno novi CD “Dusa Sarajeva” u izdanju Croatia Records-a.

Nekada mega popularni Sarajevski sastav Crvena Jabuka, koja trenutno radi i snima u Zagrebu, je izdala nedavno novi CD “Dusa Sarajeva” u izdanju Croatia Records-a.

Crvena Jabuka zadnjih 15-tak godina djeluje u izmjenjenom sastavu – od orginalne postave su ostali jedino pjevac Drazen Zeric-Zera i bubnjar Darko Jelcic-Cunja.

Na novog projektu takodje nije bilo standardnih Jabukin-ih saradnika (Niksa Bratos, Zlatan Fazlic-Fazla, Sasa Losic) koji su saradjivali sa bendom jos od 90-tih mada kroz Zerinu prepoznatljivu interpretaciju CD zadrzava duh i stil prijasnjih radova Crvene Jabuke. Amir Spahic (ex-Nemoguce Vruce) i Dino Saran (Letu Stuke) potpisuju vecinu pjesama na CD-u uz jednu obradu Kemala Montena “Napisi jednu ljubavnu” i jednu pjesmu Arsena Dedica “Tamo da putujem” napisana na stihove Tina Ujevica.

Crvena Jabuka - Dusa Sarajeva

Pjesme koje se izdvajaju vise od ostalih sa ovog albuma su “Ja sam Bogu blizu” i “Oci boje srne” ali se poslije nekoliko slusanja stice utisak da ce ovaj album svojom idejom i kvalitetom zadovoljiti samo najvjernije fanove i postovaoce Crvene Jabuke.

Crvena_Jabuka-Ja_sam_Bogu_blizu-Sample

Ovo najnovije ostvaranje Crvene Jabuke zasluzuje 2 ½ od 5 mogucnih zvjezdica.

By BalkanBoy

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