Orkestar Braka Kadrievi is a Macedonian Gypsy Brass Band, known from the soundtrack of Emir Kusturica’s “Time of the Gypsies”.
Interpreters of the so-called “Romska Orientalna Musika” , their music style mixes traditional gypsy music from Eastern Europe with oriental influences, but also Macedonian, Serbian, Greek and Turkish folk music. This all with a modern touch and new compositions by young band leader, Seven Kadrievi.
From tear jerkers to festive dance music, the Kadrievi know how to make the public go wild!
You can book Orkestar Braka Kadrievi on music & street festivals, theater, parties, weddings and funerals.
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About The Orkestra
Seven Kadrievi was born in Macedonia in stip in a family of musicians
and since he was nine years old he plays the trumpet. He won several
prices for the best trumpet player for classic music : Twice became
first in a competition for Balkan musicians in Bulgaria and twice in
Macedonia. One of his teachers was Ali-Efendi Latifov one of the best
trumpet players of balkan gipsy music. Son of Masar Kadriev.The
Orkestar Mladi Braka Kadrievi is a macedonian gipsy brass band. The
band played the soundtrack of the movie “Time of the Gipsies” from
film director Emir Kusterica and gained a lot of fame by it. Amongst
other achievements, they played at the presentation of the Golden Palm
The current -5th generation- consists of about 40 family members,
both adults and children, all of which are musicians according to the
old tradition, from father to son.They call their music ‘Romska
Orientalna Musika’. ‘Romska’ stands for Rom-gypsy. The current
bandleader – Masar Kadrievi – has mixed his own compositions with the
rich tradion of gipsy music. This gives it a modern edge. Their
melancholic melodies are a sure thing to end in big dancing party and
are a great asset to any party. Currently Kadrievi consists of two
bands: the traditional group Braka Kadrievi, led by the father Masar
Kadrievi and a more modern and upbeat band, Balkan Trafik Orkestra ,
formed by his son Seven Kadrievi is becoming one of the most important
personalities in Balkan brass band music. seven kadrievi has earned a
great reputation not only in Macedonia , but around the world.
In the Kadrievi family musical talent is passed on from father to
son. Orkestar Braka Kadrievi was founded in 1923 in Macedonia and is
led nowadays by young talented trumpettist Seven Kadrievi, who got
many awards at the International Trumpet Festival of Guča. that is a
small town in central Serbia with only 3,000 inhabitants. The town has
been organizing the most important brass band competition in Former
Yugoslavia there every year since 1961. There isn’t a bigger
satisfaction for a Serbian player than to become the “first trumpet”
of the Guca festival. Seven Kadrievi won the price of the best orkest
and trumpet player in the world in 2010-2012. Also in 2016 he win the
golden trumpet as the best player in Pehcevo festival in Macedonia.
Their style bring the Balkans brass sound to a higher level, they
feel most at home with the jumpy rhythms and with the blood, sweat and
tear soaked melodies from their homeland, Macedonia. This all in a mix
of traditional (gypsy) brass music and a modern sound from the last
Kadrievi has a new project called Kadrievi Roma Rap its gipsy music
mix with reggae music hip pop,balkan with gipsy rapers from Sutka
but lives in belgium.
When it comes down to party music they have nothing more to learn
showing their talent at festivals like Couleur Café , Balkan Trafik
,International Gipsy Festival Tilburg ,Khamoro Festival , Sfinks
Festival , ManoMundo & many more! Kadrievi know how to bring it on
from tear jearkers to festive dance music to make the public go wild!
You can book Orkestar Braka Kadrievi on music & street festivals,
theater, parties, weddings.
Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Bozuki was the most sought after musician for gypsi weddings in the 80’s. He’s plays Greek, a la Turka, Macedonian etc folk music. In 2015 Kadreivi and Bozuki played together.
Balkan Trafik Orkestar was founded by seven Kadrievi in 2013. Together with musicians from Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania they play jazz, folk and traditional Macedonian & Turkish music.