The Boban i Markovic Orkestar, led by father and son trumpet virtuosos, will be performing in Manhattan, Chicago, Philadelphia, Montreal, Springfield and Evanston this July.
The aural assault from this raucous brass band has earned them the title of “best band in Serbia” for nearly 20 years running. Feted at home and abroad as the greatest of Balkan trumpeters, Boban Markovic is the scion of a long line of gypsy musicians. From his home town of Vladicin Han in Serbia’s gypsy brass heartland, he has led his Orkestar to international acclaim, boldly going where no other brass band has gone before, enhancing the traditional repertoire with elements of the wider world from jazz to Latin to pop.
This trail-blazing mix has brought him legendary status at home through his record number of prizes won at the all-important Gucha brass band festival competition, so many in fact, that the Orkestar now perform there as honored guests in order to give others a chance.
Now, not wishing to rest on his laurels, he has fulfilled his promise to hand over the artistic direction of the Orkester to his son Marko upon his coming of age, ensuring the continuation of the line and the family reputation for matchless innovation.
Boban i Marko Markovic USA Tour July 2008
- 16th – NYC, Drom, (with Brotherhood of Brass), 11pm
- 17th – Chicago, Pritzker Pavilion/Millennium Park, 7:15pm
- 18th – Chicago, Millenium Park, SummerDance, 7:30 – 9:30pm
- 19th – Chicago, Pitchfork Festival, 12:30pm
- 19th – Evanston, World Music Festival, 5:30pm
- 20th – Springfield, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 8pm
- 21st – Chicago, Pitchfork After Fest, 8pm
- 22nd – Montreal, La Tulipe, doors 7pm, showtime 8:30pm
- 23rd – NYC, Drom Club, 9pm
- 24th – Philadelphia, Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 7:30pm
Discography available in the North America:
- 2007 CD Go Marko Go! – Piranha CD-PIR2121
- 2005 CD The Promise – Piranha CD PIR1901
- 2003 CD Boban I Marko Balkan Brass Fest – Piranha CD PIR1790
- 2002 CD Live in Belgrade – Piranha CD PIR1685
- 2002 CD Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars "Brotherhood of Brass feat. Boban Markovic Orkestar – Piranha CD-PIR1683
Discography available in the Europe:
- The Promise
- Boban I Marko
- The Mother of Gypsy Soul
- Live in Belgrade
- Gipsy Flamenco
- Zlatna Truba
- Bistra Reka – Clear River
- Scre Cigansko
- Balkan Mix
Photo 1 by DraganTasic.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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