Goran Bregović at the Chan Centre: Win Tickets

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The Chan Centre presents Balkan composer and bandleader Goran Bregović and His Wedding and Funeral Band on October 21st. Drawing on the traditional Balkan rhythms and soulful Romani folk tunes of his homeland, Bregović makes his Chan Centre debut in this exclusive, sold-out evening with a program of all-time favourites and new songs from his latest album, Three Letters from Sarajevo.

Goran Bregović at the Chan Centre

Goran Bregović at the Chan Centre

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver)
Tickets: SOLD OUT!

The charismatic artist is “a musical spectacle unlike anything else on North American stages” (San Francisco Chronicle) and has collaborated with such greats as Iggy Pop, Cesária Évora, and Asaf Avidan.

Throughout his career, Bregović has remained unmistakably Balkan with his uplifting and eclectic melodies. For almost 20 years, Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band, which varies in size from nine to 19 depending on the occasion, have been on a never-ending world tour that so far has included more than 1,000 shows. Demonstrating the unique tone and multicultural influences in his work, Bregović’s concerts are known for being triumphant affairs that emphasize a love of music that is undeniably intoxicating.

Performing for the first time at the Chan Centre, Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band will play a selection of all-time favourites, such as Bella Ciao and Presidente, alongside new songs like Baila Leila and Pero from Three Letters from Sarajevo. A meeting place for Muslims, Christians, and Jews before the Balkan Wars, the city of Sarajevo has influenced Bregović’s music throughout his career.

In this new album, Bregović celebrates his birthplace and its cultural history with a mixture of foot-stomping percussion and haunting Bulgarian, Georgian, and Corsican chants for a night of jubilant sounds and lively entertainment.

Win Tickets

The Chan Centre has offered up two tickets for a lucky Miss604 reader to see Goran Bregovic. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Monday, October 15, 2018. Follow The Chan Centre on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information about upcoming shows.

Update The winner is Natasha!

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29 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Shelley ButcherThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 7:00am PDT

    This show sounds amazing! ??

  2. JulieThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 8:09am PDT

    Would love to see this!!

  3. Mark NThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 9:49am PDT

    This is gonna be lit and exciting to watch. Thanks for the opportunity ?

  4. Zlatica HrnicThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 4:15pm PDT

    This is going to be a great concert. I would love to win the tickets. Thanks!

  5. Zlatica HrnicThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 4:19pm PDT

    I would love to win the tickets, this will be a great concert. Thanks!

  6. IsabelThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 4:32pm PDT

    Would love to join his concert! Twitted also @drama_otaku

  7. JenThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 4:44pm PDT

    Sounds wonderful!

  8. behzadThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 8:06pm PDT

    This is a great prize.

  9. HaroldThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 8:41pm PDT

    Ooh sounds neat.

  10. F. EmmondsThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 8:43pm PDT

    Thank you – this sounds amazing !

  11. Gerald ChanThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 8:46pm PDT

    Hope to win tickets, would love to see Goran in concert!

  12. Karen MillerThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 8:55pm PDT

    Sounds like a great evening of music.

  13. RachelThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 9:40pm PDT

    What a lovely evening.

  14. JazzyThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 10:12pm PDT

    This sounds amazing!

  15. LidiaFriday, October 12th, 2018 — 5:34am PDT

    His music was the sound track of my university years in Europe. I will love to see it again in Vancouver.

  16. KorajkaFriday, October 12th, 2018 — 1:59pm PDT

    Ne naginji se kroz prozor

  17. NatashaFriday, October 12th, 2018 — 10:27pm PDT

    Missed purchasing tix before the show was sold out. Really sad and hope to win them now. Thank you ?

  18. DougSaturday, October 13th, 2018 — 2:14am PDT

    I’d love to see his show.

  19. DusankaSaturday, October 13th, 2018 — 12:53pm PDT

    Thank you for coming to Vancouver!!

  20. Jason BSaturday, October 13th, 2018 — 3:38pm PDT


  21. KarolinaSaturday, October 13th, 2018 — 6:56pm PDT

    Bregović for the win!!!!

  22. Bonnie RSaturday, October 13th, 2018 — 8:15pm PDT

    Wow … this would be wonderful!

  23. TMSunday, October 14th, 2018 — 2:12am PDT

    Wow. This would be a great show to see and even better if we won tickets 🙂

  24. RenateSunday, October 14th, 2018 — 10:35am PDT

    What a wonderful prize!

  25. JacquelineSunday, October 14th, 2018 — 11:29am PDT

    This would be wonderful to take my friend Hajni to! She would be thrilled!!

  26. daneSunday, October 14th, 2018 — 12:43pm PDT

    love to go

  27. jasSunday, October 14th, 2018 — 12:57pm PDT

    he’s such an awesome performer, would love some tix!

  28. LindaSunday, October 14th, 2018 — 1:18pm PDT

    I would love to hear Bregovic live.

  29. wenSunday, October 14th, 2018 — 9:59pm PDT

    This would be awesome!

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