Goran Bregovic at Saint Denis Basilica for a special show: find out more about his inspiration
One of Yugoslavia’s top rock stars in the 70s and 80s, a renowned film-score composer in the 90s (in particular for Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturića), a Balkan musical prodigy, a tireless performer, and a free, uninhibited producer: Goran Bregović is all of these at once.
Slavic and gypsy roots, a passion for British rock, and an attraction to classical and world music: Bregović’s world reflects the diversity of his inspiration sources. Balkan folk with brass-band sounds mingles with Orthodox choir music and merges with electric guitar and traditional percussion. From Led Zeppelin and religious music to David Bowie and the minimalist Polish composer Henryk Górecki, the influences of Balkan music’s leading ambassador are clearly cosmopolitan.