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Boban Markovic Orkestar, Philadelphia, PA, Jul 24, 2008

Festive gypsy brass band Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar ignites an "unbeatable Balkan dance party" (Songlines) in the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:30pm.

Hailed as the greatest of Balkan trumpeters, Boban Markovic, the legendary native of Serbia's gypsy brass heartland, has led his 13-piece Orkestar to international acclaim, enhancing the traditional repertoire with elements of jazz, Latin and pop, among others. Boban and his son Marko lead the Orkestar into new directions with their trail-blazing musical mix, which the New York Times calls a ""a stunning blast of exuberance and virtuosity."

"With nods to klezmer, jazz, Latin and deep-fried funk injected into the mix, the Boban Markovic Orkestar knows where their music's been but they're hell-bent on sling-shotting it straight into the future." —Global Rhythm

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org/global, or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.

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