BGKO+Special Guests – Sandra Sangiao Farewell Concert
Doors Open: 20:30 – Concert: 21:15-23:30
SANDRA SANGIAO says goodbye to BARCELONA GIPSY BALKAN ORCHESTRA after seven years together, with a SINGLE CONCERT that will be LIVE STREAMED in our YouTube channel on October 30 at the mythical SALA APOLO in Barcelona. An emblematic place that will host them once again for a night full of Eastern Europe melodies and rhythms. The BGKO says goodbye to their angel, with her musicality and her explosive contagious energy…
Along these years the band has achieved a remarkable international projection, playing on a long list of countries that culminated in recent times with the first visit to New York and Chicago. BGKO continues their musical journey trusting this list will keep growing, reaching new listeners with new creations.
The BGKO has shared in this period their passion for music, for learning and artistic evolution, but perhaps more vital has been the love they have received from their audiences. Looking to the future, the orchestra continues working with enthusiasm, producing new material and expanding its musical horizons with new collaborations. This will be a concert that marks an end and a beginning.
BGKO are: Sandra Sangiao (voice, Catalunya-Spain); Mattia Schirosa (accordion, Italy); Stelios Togias (percussion, Greece); Julien Chanal (guitar, France); Ivan Kovačević (double bass, Serbia); Oleksandr Sora (violin, Ukraine) ; Daniel Carbonell (clarinet, Catalunya-Spain); Pere Nolasc Turu (violin, Catalunya-Spain)
SPECIAL GUESTS: Nihan Devecioğlu (voice, Turkey); Marguerita Abita (voice, Italy); Banyari Dance (Gipsy Oriental Dance, Spain); Yannis Papaioannou (oud, Greece); Georgi Dimitrov (Kanun, Bulgaria); Marta Alicja (clarinet, Poland).
These nomadic musicians and passionate explorers of the Klezmer and Gypsy sounds extend their inspiration to a wider musical genre, understanding Balkan music as a set of musical traditions and a multi-ethnic culture that goes beyond its geographical boundaries and that also feeds of all those historical traditions that have ever inhabited these lands: Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Gypsies, Ottomans, Arabs, etc.