Balkan Horses Band
Balkan Horses Band
If one should describe these musicians, who gather on one scene wanting to create a musical journey in time, they are people attracted to the idea of establishing foundations between cultures, ethnos and traditions. They interlace past, present and future in their music, using the specifics of Balkan folklore. Together they will draw a picture of the Balkans through a music that unites the intonations of every different country on it. Folklore rhythms and melodies will be interpreted by modern sounds and methods, combining jazz, rock, pop, ambient and new age. The world-famous wooden pipe player and frequent participant in Peter Gabriel's projects – Djivan Gasparian – known as the "voice" of Armenia – will also play for the Balkan horses II.
His music appears on more than 11 original movie soundtracks, like "The Last Temptation of Christ" and "Gladiator". The first-night performance of this second edition of Balkan Horses Band will take place as the concluding concert at the 80th jubilee of the prestigious international music fest "Varna Summer 2006" on the 7th of July this year in the Summer Theatre in the town of Varna, Bulgaria. The continuation of a story that has begun six years ago will certainly become a thrilling experience for all guests of the festival, as well as for the Bulgarian musical lifestyle. The Balkan Horses II are: Djivan Gasparian - Armenian wooden pipe (Armenia) Erkan Ogur - kopuz, fretless guitar, voice (Turkey) Vlatko Stefanovski - electric guitar (Macedonia) Kostadin Genchev - kaval (Bulgaria) Marko Ramljak - violin (Croatia) Stoyan Royanov - clarinet (Bulgaria) Yiotis Kiourtsoglou - bass (Greece) Kostas Anastasiadis - drums (Greece) Krassi Jeliazkov - acoustig guitars & Bulgarian tamboura (Bulgaria) Plamen Mirchev, keyboards, programming (Bulgaria) Strings Orchestra - 20 people (Bulgaria) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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