This music group is found in Lugano, Switzerland. Stojadinović brothers, Goran and Dušan, started this project at 2009 and shorty afterwards Ivan Antunović joined them as guitar player. Apart of this group, Goran played with Luana Zanetti, known as Baby Lou. They mostly performed jazz standards, South American, Balkan, and evergreen music. Later on, Balkan Lovers and Baby Lou started working together performing extraordinary World famous music colored by ethno sounds and rhythms from Balkan.
Jordi Savall once again enriches our view of a region teeming with history: the Balkans. Following on the success of Spirit of Armenia, Alia Vox, a label acclaimed for revealing hidden gems from the vast history of music, presents Balkan Spirit - a collection of music that sheds light on a little-known repertoire that conveys the whole spectrum of human emotions. Presented with both the iconographic richness and quality packaging that Alia Vox is famous for, this journey of musical discovery is another important milestone in the discography of Catalan master Jordi Savall and his ensemble Hesperion XXI.
This album is an explosive encounter between two explosive cultures: ¨La Gitana¨ and ¨la Tanguera¨ Recorded and produced between Sofia (Bulgaria) and Buenos Aires (Argentina), this project is the alchemical combination of these two energies, each in its way unique but also incredibly similar. Two distinct musical languages combine to create a new one, with its own unique character called Balkan Airs.
Prepare yourself: here comes the heavy, heavy monster sound! From the wild, wild East - Romania & Serbia - the two foremost Gypsy brass bands are taking the stage to see who blows hottest and hardest. There's gonna be a showdown! For the first time ever Fanfare Ciocarlia and the Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra are taking the stage together. Neither act is willing to play support. So both bands will be on stage at the same time, getting their game on and going toe-to-toe. A sound clash? More like a battle royal! The Gypsies are ready to get in the ring! Following in the great tradition of brass battles from the Balkans to New Orleans, this scrap will determine who is King!
Pianist Larry Vuckovich revisits his landmark 1980 recording on this combined reissue and new release. Prefiguring the much-lauded work of Dave Douglas and the Tiny Bell Trio, guitarist Brad Shepik, and even John Zorn, the Yugoslavian-born Vuckovich combines the ethnic melodies and rhythms from his native Balkans with modal jazz. Never as avant-garde as his contemporaries, Vuckovich nonetheless pushes the boundaries of both jazz and folk styles. The original tracks featured the brilliant vibe playing of Bobby Hutcherson, who unfortunately does not reprise his role on the four new pieces.
Mare Nostrum (Latin for Our Sea ) was a Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most important focal points of cultural, political and intellectual growth and exchange and dialogue in the history of humankind. In this lavishly illustrated CD-book, Jordi Savall and the musicians of Hespèrion XXI invite us to explore the facts, myths and legends of the Mediterranean and the sway it has had over many peoples and cultures from Morocco to Israel, from Spain to Lebanon. Also featured on the recording are soprano Montserrat Figueras and Israeli singer Lior Elmaleh, one of the leading representatives of the new generation of performers of Andalusian music.