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Episode #2567

Slavic Rocker Gets Serious

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Goran Bregovic, guitarist and composer, was a rock hero in the former Yugoslavia with his band Bijelo Dugme (White Button.) When he tired of that, he moved on to film scores, making incredible music to accompany the films of Emir Kusturica (Time of the Gypsies, Arizona Dream, Undreground.) Bregovic has written for Iggy Pop, Ofra Haza, and Cesaria Evora, to name a few. His compositions marry the sounds of a gypsy brass band with traditional Bulgarian polyphonies, those of an electric guitar and traditional percussion with an unmistakable rock accent. A rowdy brass band, bagpipes, a string ensemble, a tuxedo-clad all-male choir from Belgrade, and traditional Bulgarian and gypsy singers make up his dynamic Orchestra for Weddings and Funerals. Tonight, on this edition of New Sounds, John Schaefer talks with Goran in the studio and samples some of his music.

PROGRAM # 2567, With Goran Bregovic (First aired on Tues. 7/11/06)

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Goran Bregovic

Music for Films

Wedding Cocek [3:30]

Mercury France #546204 Available as an import at Amazon.com*

Goran Bregovic’s Wedding & Funeral Orchestra

Tales & Songs From Weddings & Funerals

Tale #1 [2:00]
Sex [4:30]

Umvd Import Available as an import at Amazon.com*

Goran Bregovic

Music for Films

Ederlezi [5:00]
La Nuit de la St. Barthelomy [5:30]

See above.

Goran Bregovic’s Wedding & Funeral Orchestra

Tales & Songs From Weddings & Funerals

Molotov Cocktail [4:00]
Tale #5 [5:00]
Tsintqaro [2:30]

See above.

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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