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Barcelona Gipsy balKan (formerly Klezmer) Orchestra

2017-05-14 concert in Serbian Synagogue
BGKO Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra:
   Sandra Sangiao, vokal
   Dani Carbonell, klarinet
   Pere Nolasc Turu, violina
   Mattia Schirosa, harmonika
   Julien Chanal, gitara
   Ivan Kovačević, kontrabas
​   Stelios Togias, perkusije

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Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra (BGKO) is the evolution of former Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra.
After so much intense work and growth, we responded to an urge to expand our artistic horizons. While we remain very interested in Klezmer music, we also want to gather inspiration from a wider spectrum of genres. Balkan music is, for us, 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…
In October 2019, Sandra Sangiao leaves the band after 7 years being our singer. The current BGKO is formed by Margherita Abita (voice, Italy), Mattia Schirosa (accordion, Italy), Ivan Kovačević (doublebass, Serbia), Julien Chanal (guitar, France), Stelios Togias (percussion, Greece) , Daniel Carbonell (clarinet, Catalonia-Spain) and Oleksandr Sora (violin, Ukraine) / Pere Nolasc Turu (violin, Catalonia-Spain)
Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra (BGKO) is an international ensemble of musicians based in Barcelona which has become a reference in this new wave of traditional music.
Their genuine reinterpretations of traditional music from the Balkans, the Middle East and the Mediterranean shores attract crowds of all ages and ethnicities. BGKO is music that goes straight to the heart.
The unique and contemporary sound of the BGKO comes from their passionate and relentless exploration of sounds and timbres from the romani, klezmer, balkan and mediterranean music. All understood as a set of musical traditions and multiethnic cultures which go beyond any geographical boundary.
The group has by now established a trademark sound thanks to the immensely different artistic influences of its members.
2021 – BGKO are Margherita Abita ( voice,Italy ), Mattia Schirosa ( accordion, Italy ), Julien Chanal ( guitar, France ), Ivan Kovačević ( doublebass, Serbia ), Stelios Togias ( percussion, Greece ), Dani Carbonell ( clarinet, Catalonia-Spain ), and Oleksandr Sora ( violin,Ukraine ) / Pere Nolasc Turu ( violin, Catalonia-Spain ).