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Wednesday, Nov 13 2013 | 21:31
Image: 1584429 Growing from balkan to world champions, Boban and Marko release
their Gipsy Manifesto, a musical call for change and a sonic striving
for higher truth, drafted and crafted in the school of life.
Ancient melodies that have worked their way down the silk road to the
beaches of the Adriatic Sea, played on the instruments of 19th-century
Czech Military Bands against the throbbing rhythms that have driven the
wild dances of innumerable generations‘ worth of Roma
celebrations - this is Balkan Brass Band music. The saturation of multicultural
elements that has created this music, though, is far from a completed
process. In the hands of Boban and Marko Markoviæ, the evolution is ongoing.
These musical visionaries, a virtuosic father and his prodigious son, are active
reinterpreters of this hallowed tradition. Their brand of Brass Band music
is contemporary and big-city-ready, while staying well-rooted in the rural
traditions that made it. The aesthetic of the band draws ready comparisons
to horn-drenched funk music, New Orleans brass band ensembles, and
classic Jamaican ska, but the rhythms and the melodies: these are distinctly
Balkan.
“Having dominated the Balkan brass world in the20th century, Boban
and Marko have now chosen to do no less than redefine the genre.
There isn‘t a band on the planet that can touch them.“
Frank London

KEY SELLING POINTS
* first studio album in 4 years after the release of “Devla”
* last year’s best of “Golden Horns” was a !K7 best seller in the US
* generation change - most songs are written by Boban’s son Marko
* very danceable and radio-compatible
* extended orchestration (Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Accordion)

TRACKLISTING
01 Èaje Šukarije
02 Turbo Dizel
03 Balkan Karavan
04 Bum Tras
05 Disko Džumbus 2013
06 Èokolada
07 Život Cigana
08 Divlji Konj
09 Truba i Èovek
10 Gipsy House
11 Zvižduk
12 Od Hana Do Kana
13 Fankerica Šmekerica
14 Afrika Paprika
15 Bobanova Saga
16 Šljivovica – [dunkelbunt] Remix

WEBLINKS
ARTIST WEBSITE: www.boban-and-marko-markovic.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/pages/Marko-Markovic
SOUNDCLOUD: lnk.piranha.de/gipsymanifesto
YouTube lnk.piranha.de/gipsymanifesto_clips Available from 25.10.2013
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