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Sunday, September 24, 2023  ·  7:00 PM CDT

Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra (BGKO) is an international ensemble of musicians based in Barcelona which has become a reference with their genuine reinterpretations of traditional music from the Balkans, the Middle East and the Mediterranean shores, attracting crowds of all ages and ethnicities.

Textures and timbres are finely mixed in the service of each song, from evoking the emotions accordingly to frenetic trance rhythm. BGKO is music that goes straight to the heart. A unique sound made by the varied artistic influences of its members.

The group have performed in more than 40 countries and have amassed a loyal fan base on BGKO YouTube channel (with more than 180.000 followers and 90M views).

After celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2022, in 2023 BGKO are presenting new original songs that will end up on a long-awaited 7th album.

Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra are:
Margherita Abita (voice, Italy), lvan Kovacević (double bass, Serbia), Julien Chanal (guitar, France), Pere Nolasc Turu (violin, Spain), Fernando Salinas (accordion, Spain), Xavi Pendón (clarinet, Spain), Albert Enkaminanko (percussions, Spain)