Sun, 07 May|
FAIL BETTER presents: FAITH i BRANKO / OPA ROSA
Time & Location
07 May, 20:10 – 08 May, 23:00
Brighton, North of St Peter's Church Brighton, and, Brighton, Hove BN1 4GU, UK
About the Event
Never mind Romeo and Juliet, Chip and Dale, Thelma and Louise - FAITH i BRANKO are coming to Brighton.
They will joined by exquisite Opa Rosa at the colourful Caravansarai tent for an evening of vibrant Klezmer, Balkan, Serbian, Greek & Roma music.
There will be 2 additional individual bands matinee performances on the 7th and 8th of May which will include local young musicians mini concerts.
7MAY - FAITH i BRANKO at Caravanserai 12.45-2 PM.
8 MAY - Opa Rosa at Caravanserai 12.45-2 PM.
FAITH i BRANKO
Leading Serbian Romani violinist Branko Ristic - ‘a performer that Paganini would be proud of’ [BBC Radio 3], and English ‘passionate nimble-fingered accordionist’ Faith Ristic [ABC Radio, Australia] perform virtuosic original Roma-influenced music with their international ensemble. Their albums feature on The Rough Guide to World Jazz; they have played multiple tours of Australia, New Zealand and Europe; have an International Award Winning Documentary that opened Aljazeera Film Festival, and have statues erected in Serbia in honour of their outstanding cultural contribution. It all began 15 years ago - without even a joint language - in a small village in Serbia.
'Moving, breathtaking and virtuosic’ BBC Radio 3
‘Their music is the language of the soul’ The Guardian
‘Sends shivers down your spine…this duo are beyond talented’ ABC Australia
‘One of my favourite bands from the Balkans’ Emir Kusturica
‘F****** amazing’ Lily Allen
Fast gaining a reputation as one of Bristol’s most dynamic and virtuosic bands, Opa Rosa are an energetic acoustic ensemble sharing music from the Klezmer, Balkan, Greek & Roma traditions. With several combined decades of study and experience, all five musicians are well-versed in the musical traditions’ syntax and significance, capturing all the joy and sorrow that these traditions are so renowned for expressing.
Deeply rooted in Balkan traditions, Opa Rosa’s music aims to explore and reinvent the motifs of Eastern Europe by subtly drawing from other musical influences such as Post-Rock, Classical and Jazz. With their lineup of violin, clarinet, accordion, double bass and percussion, their unique and refined sound consists of an explosive and grooving rhythm section combined with intricate melodies soaring over rich and nuanced harmonic structures.
Following the release of their debut album 'A Feast from the East' they have toured internationally and captivated audiences with their high-energy and engaging performances. Recent gigs include a sold-out performances headlining Bristol Beacon, Green Note (London), Trinity Centre (Bristol), The Cornish Bank (Falmouth), Jamboree (London) and various festivals, including Smuggler’s Festival, Secret Garden Party, Valley Fest and Buddhafield.
Enjoy a collection of vibrant and soulful melodies played with fiery precision, and let Opa Rosa take you on a foot-stomping journey through the Balkans and beyond!
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