Goran Bregovic at Mantova Outlet Village

The great master Goran Bregovic on July 29th will be starring in an incredible free concert with shops open until midnight An eclectic artist and an unpredictable musician: this is Goran Bregovic, an internationally renowned composer who talks about himself for the first time at Mantova Outlet Village in a completely free concert scheduled on July 29th, starting at 9 pm. After exhibiting in New York, Chicago and Paris, the artist chose Mantova Outlet Village for a really special evening that links the lights of the party, the strength of tradition, the love for the dance and the popular atmospheres that have always been the hallmark of his music. Media partner of the evening will be Radio Bruno. The event confirms the will of the Village to carry on proposing high-class entertainment, constantly in search of situations of great artistic relevance. Goran Bregovic is a 21st century artist who, thanks to his Balkan origins, perfectly blends the sound of a gipsy fanfare with Bulgarian polyphonies, electric guitars and traditional percussions with rock accents, creating music instinctively recognizable and that hardly can be resisted. Born in Sarajevo by Serbian mother and Croatian father, Goran Bregovic formed his first rock band when he was sixteen. “Rock music had a fundamental role in our lives at that time. It was the only way to express our discontent publicly without risking ending in jail, or almost”. To please his parents, Goran continued studying philosophy and sociology: he would probably become a teacher if the huge success of his first record had not decided otherwise. An artist but also a contemporary composer: this is Goran Bregovic. After fifteen years with his band, the “White button” and thirteen albums sold in 6 million copies, the artist releases his tiring role of “star” to compose the famous soundtracks of movies directed by Emir Kusturica, from “Time of the Gypsies” to “Underground”. After “Time of the Gypsies”, Goran has free rein to compose the soundtrack of “Arizona Dream”. The result is the same of the movie: lyrical, innovative and particularly moving. Resounding, wind and revelry-prone richness, alternating with solemn and touching melodies like the theme of “Time of the Gypsies”, Ederlezi, which also names after the Bregovic's CD-soundtracks anthology. Music that blends Bartok with jazz, tango and folk Slavic rhythms, Turkish suggestions and Bulgarian vocals, sacred orthodox polyphonies and modern pop beats. With Goran Bregovic the idea of “national ethnic music” is highlighted also thanks to his ability to make music for cinema, theatre and concert music. For 10 years, since his abandonment of rock, Bregovic's music was no longer performed live. The change took place during the summer of 1995, when with a band of 10 traditional musicians, a choir of 50 elements and a symphonic orchestra, Goran describes his world through his “Weddings and Funerals Orchestra”. From that moment on, the artist tours triumphantly all over Europe, singing all of his most beautiful songs, from the now famous “Ederlezi” (Time of the Gypsies) to “In the Death Car” (Arizona Dream), passing through the vigorous “Kalashnikov” (Underground) started singing in chorus with an enraptured audience on the cry of “Juris”. Goran returns to the stage with “If you don't go crazy you're not normal”, an important promotional tour of his album “Champagne for Gypsies”, a record focused on Gipsy and Balkan sounds, with several lyrics containing fast and danceable rhythms. The main theme of the new work is precisely the Gipsies and their music, the difficulty of being accepted and the discrimination they suffered. It's also worth mentioning an unrestrained version of “Bella ciao”, already performed live several times by Bregovic with his Weddings and Funerals Band (also featured in “Boogie unca woogie”). The performance of his concerts is not due to special effects, but to the musicians on stage. On the one hand, the austere Belgrade Orchestra, in black and white; on the other hand, the Bulgarian voices, four extraordinary vocalists in colourful folk costumes. In-between, Bregovic, in white clothes playing an electric guitar. Then, the massive director-percussionist, Ognjen Radivojevic; and behind them the “Weddings and Funerals Band”, a brass fanfare that refreshes the tradition of the Ottoman and Rom communities. As an Orthodox tradition, after the funeral rite it's time to eat and drink... and for a while the pain leaves room to the music.

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Goran Bregovic at Mantova Outlet Village

The great master Goran Bregovic on July 29th will be starring in an incredible free concert with shops open until midnight An eclectic artist and an unpredictable musician: this is Goran Bregovic, an internationally renowned composer who talks about himself for the first time at Mantova Outlet Village in a completely free concert scheduled on July 29th, starting at 9 pm. After exhibiting in New York, Chicago and Paris, the artist chose Mantova Outlet Village for a really special evening that links the lights of the party, the strength of tradition, the love for the dance and the popular atmospheres that have always been the hallmark of his music. Media partner of the evening will be Radio Bruno. The event confirms the will of the Village to carry on proposing high-class entertainment, constantly in search of situations of great artistic relevance. Goran Bregovic is a 21st century artist who, thanks to his Balkan origins, perfectly blends the sound of a gipsy fanfare with Bulgarian polyphonies, electric guitars and traditional percussions with rock accents, creating music instinctively recognizable and that hardly can be resisted. Born in Sarajevo by Serbian mother and Croatian father, Goran Bregovic formed his first rock band when he was sixteen. “Rock music had a fundamental role in our lives at that time. It was the only way to express our discontent publicly without risking ending in jail, or almost”. To please his parents, Goran continued studying philosophy and sociology: he would probably become a teacher if the huge success of his first record had not decided otherwise. An artist but also a contemporary composer: this is Goran Bregovic. After fifteen years with his band, the “White button” and thirteen albums sold in 6 million copies, the artist releases his tiring role of “star” to compose the famous soundtracks of movies directed by Emir Kusturica, from “Time of the Gypsies” to “Underground”. After “Time of the Gypsies”, Goran has free rein to compose the soundtrack of “Arizona Dream”. The result is the same of the movie: lyrical, innovative and particularly moving. Resounding, wind and revelry-prone richness, alternating with solemn and touching melodies like the theme of “Time of the Gypsies”, Ederlezi, which also names after the Bregovic's CD-soundtracks anthology. Music that blends Bartok with jazz, tango and folk Slavic rhythms, Turkish suggestions and Bulgarian vocals, sacred orthodox polyphonies and modern pop beats. With Goran Bregovic the idea of “national ethnic music” is highlighted also thanks to his ability to make music for cinema, theatre and concert music. For 10 years, since his abandonment of rock, Bregovic's music was no longer performed live. The change took place during the summer of 1995, when with a band of 10 traditional musicians, a choir of 50 elements and a symphonic orchestra, Goran describes his world through his “Weddings and Funerals Orchestra”. From that moment on, the artist tours triumphantly all over Europe, singing all of his most beautiful songs, from the now famous “Ederlezi” (Time of the Gypsies) to “In the Death Car” (Arizona Dream), passing through the vigorous “Kalashnikov” (Underground) started singing in chorus with an enraptured audience on the cry of “Juris”. Goran returns to the stage with “If you don't go crazy you're not normal”, an important promotional tour of his album “Champagne for Gypsies”, a record focused on Gipsy and Balkan sounds, with several lyrics containing fast and danceable rhythms. The main theme of the new work is precisely the Gipsies and their music, the difficulty of being accepted and the discrimination they suffered. It's also worth mentioning an unrestrained version of “Bella ciao”, already performed live several times by Bregovic with his Weddings and Funerals Band (also featured in “Boogie unca woogie”). The performance of his concerts is not due to special effects, but to the musicians on stage. On the one hand, the austere Belgrade Orchestra, in black and white; on the other hand, the Bulgarian voices, four extraordinary vocalists in colourful folk costumes. In-between, Bregovic, in white clothes playing an electric guitar. Then, the massive director-percussionist, Ognjen Radivojevic; and behind them the “Weddings and Funerals Band”, a brass fanfare that refreshes the tradition of the Ottoman and Rom communities. As an Orthodox tradition, after the funeral rite it's time to eat and drink... and for a while the pain leaves room to the music.

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