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!

The much anticipated release "Band of Gypsies 2", featuring Taraf de Haïdouks & Koçani Orkestar is out now! So is the group! They will play a number of high profile concerts and festivals.

The first dates have been announced:

29/04/2011 FR Paris La Villette

26/06/2011 BE Brussels Couleur Cafe

06/07/2011 GB London Hackney Empire

08/07/2011 DE Augsburg City of Peace

10/07/2011 NL Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival

25/07/2011 FR Pont du Gard Festival Radio France

26/07/2011 FR Perpignan Festival Radio France

04/08/2011 BE Dranouter Dranouter Festival

05/08/2011 FR St. Nazaire Les Escales


With more to come !

Check here for concert updates.



Live Dates

31/05/2018
CZ
Praha
01/06/2018
CZ
Praha
02/06/2018
CZ
Praha
20/10/2018
BE
Arlon
23/10/2018
AF
Dinant

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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