After three years of incredible concerts, inspiring musical encounters and numerous tours in 21 countries, BGKO continues to evolve, delight and flourish. We are happy to announce our newest iteration: Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra.
After so much intense work and growth, we are responding to the urge to expand our artistic horizons. While we remain very interested in Klezmer music, we also want to gather inspiration from a wider spectrum of genres. Balkan music is, for us, a set of musical traditions and multiethnic cultures that surpass geographical confines, drawing on the historical traditions that have forever inhabited these lands: Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Gypsies, Ottomans, Arabs...
And as always, the Gipsy music of Eastern Europe will always be present in the essence of our artistic energy.
En route to this horizon we welcome a new clarinetist to the band: Joaquín Sánchez Gil, from Málaga, also creative artisan of wind instruments. He is a lover and expert of Balkan and Middle Eastern traditions as well as flamenco.
We are also enjoying the increasingly active collaboration of Oleksandr Sora, Ukrainian classical violinist and virtuoso of Eastern European music.
No longer with us is the clarinetist, Robindro Nikolic , co-founder of the old Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra. He continues his own unique artistic path with new projects. We want to take this occasion to express our deep admiration and gratitude for the wonderful years of learning and performing with Robindro. You can follow him here: www.robindronikolic.com.
Regarding the Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra... we are happy to be presenting a new video and two unreleased tracks very soon! We will continue to work with renewed strength, inspiration and energy! So please stay tuned!
Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra
BGKO are: Sandra Sangiao (Voice - Catalunya) Robindro Nikolic (Clarinet - Serbia/India) Mattia Schirosa (Accordion - Italy) Julien Chanal (Guitar - France) Ivan Kovacevic (Double Bass - Serbia) Stelios Togias (Percussion - Greece) * (In this video, the group counted on Vroni Schnattinger's violin collaboration)
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Video by Andrea Spalletti & Fabio Alvino at Ateneu Popular de 9 Barris in Barcelona.