After the success of their concert two years ago at the Palau de la Música Catalana with the Polish singer Kayah, the BGBO will show off its new repertoire
The Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra returns to the San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival with a new top-class guest, the Serbian flautist Bora Dugić. After the success of their concert two years ago at the Palau de la Música Catalana with the Polish singer Kayah, the BGBO will show off its new repertoire this time at the Grec Theatre, with the special participation of one of the best-known ambassadors of Balkan sounds. Dugić is one of the established figures on the international folk scene. Since the release of his first album, 'The magic flute of Bora Dugić' (1979), he has received acclaim from various quarters. In popular music, cinema and television, he has made more than a dozen film and documentary soundtracks, while on the serious music scene he has worked with musicians like Jordi Savall. Dugić has received awards and distinctions of all kinds, both in his home country and at festivals and auditoriums in Munich, Paris, Chicago and Montreux. He will also come accompanied by his regular musical director, the accordionist Boban Prodanović. And his presence is bound to provide an extra incentive for the BGBO to show its inexhaustible and passionate exploration of timbres and flavours from the Klezmer and Romany tradition, and Balkan music in general. With members from Catalonia, Italy, Serbia, Greece, France and Andalusia, this line-up is the natural evolution of the Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra, one of the best-known exponents of roots music in Catalonia.
Sandra Sangiao vocals, Bora Dugić flute, Dani Carbonell clarinet, Oleksandr Sora violin, Julien Chanal guitar, Boban Prodanović accordion, Mattia Schirosa accordion, Ivan Kovacevic double bass, Stelios Togias percussion.