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. ...

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Band of Gypsies: Live in Brussels 12/12!


Sometimes we document history, sometimes we make history.

Taraf de Haïdouks, the wildest of all Balkan Gypsy bands, celebrate their 20th anniversary by getting together once again with mighty, funky Macedonian brass band Koçani Orkestar for a new "Band Of Gypsies" show:  an irresistibly festive extravaganza which will see the two bands play TOGETHER and combine music from all over the Balkans and Turkey.

Just like the Taraf's original "Band of Gypsies" (which was recorded exactly 10 years ago in Bucharest and became their milestone album), this very special show will be recorded, filmed and released on CD in the Spring of 2011. This concert will be the premiere of a new series of BAND OF GYPSIES show around the world.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS HISTORIC EVENT!

12/12 BRUSSELS - ANCIENNE BELGIQUE 8pm

TICKETS ON SALE HERE



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