Balkan music is inseparable from dance and celebration. In many villages and towns in the Balkans, the sound of trubači, the brass bands, resounds daily. Within one village, there are sometimes several competing with each other to liven up the smallest party. The floating wind instruments give their frenzied rhythms to the oro, čoček or pesna dances.
In this festive spirit, a Balkan brass band is open to a wide range of instrumentalists: mainly wind instruments (trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, tuba, kaval flute, accordion), but also percussion (tapan drums and dabouka).
This course introduces you to different styles played in the Balkans, from Transylvania to Greece, through Macedonia and Serbia. You will discover an extensive musical repertoire based on dance themes and rhythms from different regions of the Balkans, and learn about the specific characteristics of these musical cultures (Albanian polyphonies, Bulgarian asymmetric rhythms, etc.). This brass band is a chance to learn more about the rich culture of the Balkans, while coming together in a festive atmosphere. The course is open to all types of wind instruments. Music theory is not required.
For Masar Kadrievi and Seven Kadrievi, music is a family affair! Kadrievi Orchestra was founded in 1923 in Macedonia and has thrived for a century thanks to the musical talent being passed from generation to generation. The current -5th generation- consists of about 40 family members, both adults and children, all of which are musicians according to the old tradition, from father to son. Today the orchestra is led by renowned Gipsy trumpetplayers, father and son, Masar Kadrievi and Seven Kadrievi.
The Gipsy brass band played the soundtrack of the movie “Time of the Gipsies” from Emir Kusterica and gained a lot of fame by it. The band played at the Cannes Festival and has showcased its talent at many festivals around Europe. The band’s style combines deep Romani roots and community traditions with a modern sensibility. In fact, currently Kadrievi consists of two bands : the traditional group Braka Kadrievi, led by Masar, and a more modern and upbeat band, the original Gypsy Ska, formed by Seven. Together, this pair will teach you the best of traditional and modern Gipsy music.
Registration is possible from 7 August 2023!
Come and discover this course at the free introductory class on Thursday 21 September 2023, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
Ensemble (10 lessons/cycle)
Thursday: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Registration is compulsory from the second lesson of each cycle.
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If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€ 135,00 – € 330,00