Vancouver, BC's own Balkan Brass orchestra!

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Ederlezi festival tickets on sale now!

Get your tickets now! They are selling well, we may have a sellout!

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/617050

Or at Highlife Records (1317 Commercial, Vancouver)

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Schedules and details to be posted soon!

Event page HERE!

Facebook page HERE!

See you there!

 

Upcoming shows update

Thanks to all who came to our last Sljivovica Social Club with Tambura Rasa. It was a huge success! We celebrated THREE birthday parties that night! Apologies to the many people we had to turn away. We stress that reservations are HIGHLY recommended as this is a small venue that is being inspected regularly for capacity compliance so they can’t take chances by letting in more people than their liquor license allows. Call 604-875-9006 to reserve. Next month our guest band is Mashregh! See HERE for more details.

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Then, join us May 9 and 10 for our annual

EDERLEZI Balkan Brass Festival with DEMIRAN CERIMOVIC, all the way from SERBIA!

Plus 3 smoking hot bands from Seattle!

More info on this soon!

 ~ This will be our last self-produced community hall dance party event for at least one year, so don’t miss it! ~

Balkan Bhangra was awesome!

Here’s a short video of what happened on February 15! CLICK HERE

 

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Get tickets by clicking HERE!

For more info on event click HERE!

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Gig calendar update – Sljivovica Social Club dates for 2014

Thank you all for supporting us and making 2013 our most successful year yet! It was a year of big changes, with two original band members leaving and several new players joining. We had more gigs than ever before, including 16 performances in 6 weeks during Demiran and Novica Cerimovic’s visit.

Next year promises to be our busiest yet! We already have much of next summer booked with festivals and weddings, and we now find ourselves in the enviable position of being able to choose the best gigs among many offers! Aside from several weddings already booked, we have been asked to play Smithers Midsummer Festival, Arts on the Fly (Horsefly, BC), Mission Folk Fest, Harrison Music Festival, and expect offers to return to Princeton, ArtsWells, and Whistler! We are also planning on bringing Demiran Cerimovic back in the Spring. And our Cd is slowly but steadily nearing completion, and will feature several guest stars including Demiran and Novica!

Here is our lineup for our remaining 4 Sljivovica Social Club shows of the season:

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Next show – Winter Solstice party this Saturday!

For more info click on the calendar to the right —->

 

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Opa Tsupa 2013 – Thanks to all who attended for making it a big success!

 

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Calendar update and news!

The Princeton Traditional Music festival was the final performance for two of our original members, Deirdra “Squinky” Kiai and Alyssa Semczyszyn. We also welcomed our newest member, Morgan Bartlett, on tenor horn (and vocals).

While it is quite normal for a 5-year old band to no longer have most of its original members, it is still a big change for us!

But you will have a chance to remember our departed members, as our latest CD, due for release in September or October, will still feature them! Stay tuned for a release date announcement soon!

Meanwhile, we continue to play upwards of 6 shows per month, see the calendar for an update of our confirmed shows, and check back often as there is more in the works!

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you soon!

 

 

Summer Gig Calendar is posted!

We have a busy summer with most dates now booked! But we may still be able to squeeze in a barbecue or birthday party, maybe one more wedding… contact us at orkestars at gmail dot com, or call six-0-four, 612.1050.

We will be on hiatus July 1-25 as 4 of the veteran members will be traveling and studying music in Serbia and Macedonia (and sampling wine, rakija, and cevapcic too of course!)

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Ederlezi Festival: Big thanks to everyone!

Many thanks to all the people who supported our annual Ederlezi Balkan Brass Festival! It was the most ambitious one yet!

We are now taking some time to record a new CD, and then we’ll be on hiatus from late June to late July while we disperse for various travels, including Serbia and Macedonia for some of us! After that it’s weddings and festivals all summer, though we may make a local appearance here or there… and if you can’t wait until September for the return of the Sljivovica Social Club, you could always hire us for your summer barbecue party!

 

EDERLEZI Balkan Brass Festival and MORE!

Our biggest event of the year!

*** UPDATE MAY 3: ADVANCE SALES END 4 pm BUT LOTS OF TICKETS LEFT, JUST SHOW UP AT 6 PM AT THE VENUE TO BUY TICKETS ***

Online tickets on sale now! http://ederlezi2013.brownpapertickets.com, by phone at 1-800-838-3006, at Highlife Records (1317 Commercial) & Boemma Deli (5172 Kingsway, Burnaby). More info and updates HERE!

 

Check facebook for more info too: facebook.com/OrkestarSlivovica

And we still have a few open dates with Demiran and Novica if you want to host a private party that you will never forget for the rest of your life!