Mrs. Spirito & I were truly lucky to have just seen Goran Bregovic & his 18 piece orchestra at the Opera House concert hall. Masterful, moving, rambunctious and deeply beautiful. I don’t know how or where you’d begin to explain or even categorize Bregovic and his music, but his latest album Champagne for Gypsies hints at where he’s at. Mad, poetic, discord - so cool … you gotta see this, bust moves with badly perfumed wog mama’s and let his balkan-gypsy-choral-folk-bluesy mish-mash take you away.
Something truly special … as Bregovic sings “if you don’t go crazy, you’re not normal”.
He’s playing everywhere:
WOMAD: 11th Mar
Adelaide Festival: 12th Mar
QPAC: 14th Mar
WOMAD NZ: 16th Mar
Melbourne Arts Centre: 18th & 19th Mar
This video from 2007 will give you a taste …