Friday 28 October & Saturday 5 November @ 8.30pm
Farouk’s Olive – 711 High Street Thornbury
Opa! Bato is the only ‘Trubacki Orkestar’ (trumpet orchestra) in Australia. The band performs authentic contemporary Balkan brass music from the rich traditions of Serbia, Macedonia and beyond. Since the early 1800s, this music has accompanied major events in the life of these regions, with its energetic rhythms, soaring melodies and wild Turkish-influenced improvisations. Dushan Mitrovic, a composer and performer originally from Serbia/Czech Republic, formed Opa! Bato to showcase the unique fusion of European and Oriental influences in this music. This event will showcase the contemporary Balkan Brass music as heard at the biggest brass band music festival in the world, namely the Dragacevo Assembly in Guca, Serbia.
Kid friendly – alcohol served to 18+