“Emir Kusturica and his band were greeted for the second time in Bogota by over a thousand people drunk with happiness on a memorable 27 of March.
What started as a tour full of cigarettes, beer, salsa dancing, traditional food, liquor and a visit to the football stadium of the city, became a performance with all the power of Eastern Europe, featuring an explosive presentation, closing with the irrepressible energy of these party animals. For two hours they shook the city with the anthems and chants all balkanistas long dream of witnessing .
“Bravo! ” Was the ovation given to the No Smoking Orchestra, and rock band Burning Gypsy Caravan, who got the audience hot and ready for the final chaos.
This concert was definitely a great achievement for the Colombian Balkan scene, an audience of music lovers and night owls that has gown over the years, infecting them with the nostalgia of gypsy music that will continue traveling the world of fiery souls.”
By Doktor Chiflamikas, Translated by Raphlex. Doctor Chiflamicas is founder of The Folka Rumba and the Balkan scene in Colombia.
We are very happy to know that our friends from Outernational shared the stage with larger than life film director and lead singer of The No Smoking Orchestra : Emir Kusturica and that created a circus that made everybody dance.
Big Shout out to DJ Disko Balkan: Blacky for the hard work managing the Emir Kusturica & TNSO appearance at the ViVe Latino. According to DJ PoodleCannon ( who was among the VIP DJ guests ), ” the performance was an enormous Serbian 3-ring circus!”
Emir talks about his new movie:Pancho Villa featuring Johnny Deep, his relationship with Latin America, about Maradona and other interesting icons he’d like to film… shares with us his meeting with the Russian president Dmitri Medvéd among many many other things
Events happening across the city, including film screenings and dance party at Mehanata – download the pdf above or click here for the Mehanata Myspace blog post.
Thanks for coming on Thursday night to our April Fool’s day party! It was a drunken fit of passion until 4AM on a backdrop of Emir Kusturica’s Black, Cat White Cat. Next week will be another visually stimulating, circle-dancing throw down with events held in honor of International Roma Day. Check out the full schedule and we’ll see you on the dance floor!