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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Albums

CAY 1853 Koçani Orkestar - Čočeci I Ora album art Duvački Orkestar Na Neat Veliov* Čočeci I Ora(Cass, Album) Jugoton CAY 1853 Yugoslavia 1986 Sell This Version
МП 21115 Koçani Orkestar - Ора И Чочеци album art Неат Велиов* Со Ансамблот На Неат Велиов* Неат Велиов* Со Ансамблот На Неат Велиов* - Ора И Чочеци(Cass, Album) МРТ МП 21115 Macedonia 1992 Sell This Version
3060622 Koçani Orkestar - A Gypsy Brass Band album art Kočani Orkestar* A Gypsy Brass Band (Album) Long Distance 3060622 France 1994 Sell This Version
CRAW 19 Koçani Orkestar - L'Orient Est Rouge album art Kočani Orkestar* Feat. Naat Veliov* Kočani Orkestar* Feat. Naat Veliov* - L'Orient Est Rouge (Album) Cramworld CRAW 19 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
88826 Koçani Orkestar - Gypsy Mambo album art Koçani Orkestar, King Naat Veliov Koçani Orkestar, King Naat Veliov - Gypsy Mambo (Album) Yeni Dünya Müzik 88826 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
88856 Koçani Orkestar - Cigance album art King Naat Veliov & The Original Koçani Orkestar* King Naat Veliov & The Original Koçani Orkestar* - Cigance (Album) pläne 88856 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
CRAW 25 Koçani Orkestar - Alone At My Wedding album art Kočani Orkestar* Alone At My Wedding (Album) Crammed Discs CRAW 25 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
pläne 88883 Koçani Orkestar - Gypsy Folies album art King Naat Veliov & The Original Kočani Orkestar* Gypsy Folies (Album) pläne pläne 88883 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
MASO CD 90129 Koçani Orkestar - Ulixes album art Harmonia Ensemble, Koçani Orkestar Harmonia Ensemble, Koçani Orkestar - Ulixes(CD, Album) Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90129 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
VIVO-353, Cram 46, Craw 46 Koçani Orkestar - The Ravished Bride album art Kočani Orkestar* The Ravished Bride (Album) Crammed Discs VIVO-353, Cram 46, Craw 46 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
CRAW 46 Koçani Orkestar - The Ravished Bride album art Kočani Orkestar* The Ravished Bride(CD, Album, Promo) Crammed Discs CRAW 46 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
jw200 Koçani Orkestar - Jazzwerkstatt Peitz Live / Live In Concert album art 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 Koçani Orkestar - Band Of Gypsies 2 album art Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar* Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar* - Band Of Gypsies 2 (Album, Comp) Crammed Discs none Europe 2011 Sell This Version
ml 7006, 7006 Koçani Orkestar - Romeo Scaccia Meets Kočani Orkestar album art Romeo Scaccia Meets Kočani Orkestar* Romeo Scaccia Meets Kočani Orkestar* - Romeo Scaccia Meets Kočani Orkestar(CD, Album) Morgenland, Morgenland ml 7006, 7006 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
none Koçani Orkestar - Live album art King Naat Veliov & The Original Kocani Orkestar* King Naat Veliov & The Original Kocani Orkestar* - Live(CDr) Not On Label (King Naat Veliov Self-released) none Macedonia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CRAW B-25 Koçani Orkestar - Alone At My Wedding - Three Unreleased Tracks album art Koçani Orkestar Alone At My Wedding - Three Unreleased Tracks (Single) Crammed Discs CRAW B-25 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
vit006R2 Koçani Orkestar - Ai Ai Ai album art 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