Join us at Old Town School of Folk Music
Chicago, for an awesome evening with
Saturday June 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm SOLD OUT
ADDITIONAL 9:30 PM SHOW ADDED!
Based in Barcelona, BGKO is an international ensemble offering unique reinterpretations of Balkan, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music, mixing traditional songs with Jazz manouche, or gypsy jazz, and rockabilly.
Balkan music is, for them, a set of musical traditions and multiethnic cultures that surpass geographical confines, drawing on the historical traditions that have forever inhabited these lands: Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Gypsies, Ottomans, Arabs…
Their music is a reflection of the diversity of the musicians' home countries, which include Catalonia, Spain, Italy, France, Serbia, Greece, and Ukraine, as well as Barcelona's vibrant music scene.
Starting from November 2015, BGKO evolves: after so much intense work and growth, they are responding to the urge to expand our artistic horizons. While remaining very interested in Klezmer music, they also want to gather inspiration from a wider spectrum of genres.