Markovic Brass Funk

Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar -  Devla
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Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar

Devla (Piranha Musik, November 10, 2009)

Few Eastern European brass bands can match the vitality and innovation of Serbian band Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar, which is led by trumpet master Boban Markovic and his son Marko. Two generations of a legendary Gypsy family join forces to provide a powerhouse of brass virtuosity and infectious energy that has jumped from village celebrations to the dancefloors of the hippest Central European clubs.

Some pieces on Devla: Blown Away to Dancefloor Heaven are downright funky, with a powerful rhythm section composed of drums, bass and bass brass instrumentation. The album includes unexpected elements in a brass band such as, rapping, flamenco, darbuka percussion, and even a bagpipe solo.

Devla: Blown Away to Dancefloor Heaven includes veteran Serbian singers like Rade Krstić whom Marković lured out of his decades-long retirement, the Louis Armstrong-inspired Ljubiša Stojanović as well as  rising stars like Bulgaria’s Sofi Marinova and Sergbian Gypsy Mustafa Šabanović.

With Devla: Blown Away to Dancefloor Heaven, the Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar shows us an impressive range of brass talent and a joyous mix of Balkan and Gypsy sounds.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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