The mighty Macedonian brass band took the Western world by surprise in 1997 with their album "L'Orient est rouge". 

The band's trademark thundering style soon became very popular: their powerful rhythm section (drummer + four tubas), their passionate soloists, and the sheer funkiness of their beats would lead any audience to break into dance… despite the fact that Koçani Orkestar use many asymetrical rhythms, those 7/8 or 9/8 time signatures sometimes called "Aksak" in traditional Turkish music.

Oriental brass bands are a Gypsy specialty throughout the Balkan region, from Serbia to Macedonia. ...

News

Band of Gypsies is on the move!


Supporting the release of "Band of Gypsies 2", the Balkan Gypsy supergroup hits the road!

Band of Gypsies: Live in Brussels 12/12!


Sometimes we document history, sometimes we make history.

Live Dates

02/08/2014
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Augsburg
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Releases

KOCANI ORKESTAR - Band of Gypsies 2
KOCANI ORKESTAR
Band of Gypsies 2
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KOCANI ORKESTAR - The Ravished Bride
KOCANI ORKESTAR
The Ravished Bride
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KOCANI ORKESTAR - Alone At My Wedding
KOCANI ORKESTAR
Alone At My Wedding
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KOCANI ORKESTAR - Band Of Gypsies
KOCANI ORKESTAR
Band Of Gypsies
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