Koçani Orkestar

Koçani Orkestar

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Kočani Orkestar
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The Kočani Orkestar, one of the most innovative and original Balkan brass bands, comes from the city of Kočani (Kochani), in the Republic Of Macedonia. Founded by trumpet player Naat Veliov, the group has over the years undergone many line-up changes, yet has managed to maintain unaltered the freshness and spirit of its early years. After the departure of leader Naat Veliov and his brothers, Ismail Saliev (alto sax and vocals) is heading the ensemble.

The Orkestar's musical style, described in their region as Romska Orientalna Musika ('Oriental Gypsy music'), combines a variety of influences: traditional dance music from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Turkish/Bulgarian rhythms (including characteristic asymmetrical time signatures such as 7/8, 9/8 etc), elements of rumba and salsa, and even Indian film music. True to the multicultural, multilingual nature of the Balkans, it contains lyrics in Macedonian (Slavic), in Romani (a Gypsy language, related to Hindi), and in a Turkish dialect spoken by the Gypsy community of Kočani.
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Koçani Orkestar Discography

Albums

3060622 Kočani Orkestar* A Gypsy Brass Band (Album) Long Distance 3060622 France 1994 Sell This Version
CRAW 19 Kočani Orkestar* Feat. Naat Veliov* Kočani Orkestar* Feat. Naat Veliov* - L'Orient Est Rouge(CD, Album) Cramworld CRAW 19 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
MASO CD 90114 Kočani Orkestar*, King Naat Veliov Kočani Orkestar*, King Naat Veliov - Gypsy Mambo (Album) Yeni Dünya Müzik MASO CD 90114 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
88856 King Naat Veliov & The Original Koçani Orkestar* King Naat Veliov & The Original Koçani Orkestar* - Cigance(CD, Album) pläne 88856 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
CRAW 25 Koçani Orkestar Alone At My Wedding (Album) Crammed Discs CRAW 25 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
fy 8063 King Naat Veliov & The Original Kočani Orkestar* GypsyFolies(CD, Album) Felmay fy 8063 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
CRAW 46 Kočani Orkestar* The Ravished Bride(CD, Album, dig) Crammed Discs CRAW 46 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
jw200 Various, Romeo Scaccia Meets Kocani Orkestar* Various, Romeo Scaccia Meets Kocani Orkestar* - Jazzwerkstatt Peitz Live / Live In Concert(CD, Comp + DVD, Album) Jazzwerkstatt jw200 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
none Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar* Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar* - Band Of Gypsies 2 (Album) Crammed Discs none Europe 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CRAW B-25 Koçani Orkestar Alone At My Wedding - Three Unreleased Tracks(CD, Single) Crammed Discs CRAW B-25 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
vit006R2 Kocani Orkestar*, Fabian Jakopetz, Damir Pushkar Kocani Orkestar*, Fabian Jakopetz, Damir Pushkar - Ai Ai Ai(12") Vi Två Records vit006R2 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

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