Goran Bregovic & His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra

Goran Bregovic & His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra

Thu, November 23, 2017

7:00 pm

Chicago, IL


Bijelo Dugme
Bijelo Dugme
Bijelo Dugme, the most popular pop-rock band in former Yugoslavia, was formed in Sarajevo in 1974 from members of band Jutro.
Goran Bregović (guitar),
Mladen Vojičić - Tifa (vocals),
Alen Islamović (vocals).
Goran Bregović
Goran Bregović
Goran Bregović (born March 22, 1950) is a musician from Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most recognizable modern composers of the Balkans.

Bregović's music carries both South Slavic and Romani themes and is a fusion of modern pop/rock with traditional polyphonic music from the Balkans. He started his musical career with the rock band 'Bijelo Dugme', a group that rose to stardom and set the groundwork for the Yugoslav rock scene of the late 1970s and mid 1980s.

Goran entered the world of film music in 1989, and became known internationally for his scores for Emir Kusturica's films (Time of the Gypsies, Arizona Dream, Underground).
Mladen Vojičić Tifa
Mladen Vojičić Tifa
Bosnian rock music & pop-rock music singer, born October 17, 1960 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Vocalist in local bands since 1979, he became nationwide recognised as lead vocal of ''Bijelo Dugme''
(1984-1985), as guest vocal ''Armija B'' (1985-1986), again lead vocal of ''Vatreni Poljubac'' (1986-1987) and ''Divlje Jagode'' (1987-1988), after he released his debut solo album in 1989. Also in August 1994
he released one of rare albums completely produced and published in a warzone of Sarajevo.

Beside his major popularity as lead vocal of nationwide recognise bands, he managed to released 6 solo studio album materials for local labels, which include some of his most popular songs:

1989 Sarajevo Disk; 1990 Diskoton (as Tifa Band); 1994 OKO Publishing;
1995 In Takt Records; 2000 In Takt Records, 2013 Sarajevo Disk.

His compilation cover material in 1997 also including first time published song ''Grbavica'', which already as demo record became football supporters' anthem of local team FK Željezničar.

In period 1980-1984 he used to be a guitar player as well as vocalist in small-time local bands (''Prvi Čin'', ''Kako Kad'', ''Paradox''), and also a part-time lyricist in ''Top'' and ''Teška Industrija''.
Alen Islamović
Alen Islamović
Third and the last vocalist of 'Bijelo Dugme'. Before Bijelo Dugme Alen was member od 'Divlje Jagode'.
Venue Information:
The Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL, 60641