Saturday, March 17, 2012

Brass for a Dancing Audience - 3

The third group that I am sharing is the Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra. This Serbian brass band has performed lively shows around the world for over twenty years.  With thirteen albums and numerous movie credits, the band has made a name for themselves but it is their talent and high level of skill which sets them apart.  Father and son trumpeters, Boban and Marko, have received prestigious awards for their musical prowess.  Perhaps their only competition is the Romanian brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia.  In fact, these two groups have developed a touring show called the Balkan Brass Battle.  The two groups share the stage "to see who blows the hottest and the hardest!" The winner is determined by the enthusiasm of the audience.

Here is a video advertising the show.

The next video is the most recent video from the Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra.  The inspirations of young Marko Markovic have brought the traditional music of this brass band onto the current music scene.  I was unable to find any type of translation but the video suggests partying and  having a great time. Who couldn't have a good time with this brass playing?

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