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Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra (BGKO) continues with its personal commitment in 2023, presenting “Tisom Tiše”, a new original song in collaboration with Iva Knežević, who also wrote the lyrics.
The lyrics are about a young woman, in love and full of hope. She has just bought gold thread to embroider her fiancé’s name on the towel, as a sign of her eternal love. But her whole world collapses when she finds out that her lover is leaving in the arms of another girl.
As she realizes that she cannot influence fate, instead of despairing, she decides to celebrate life, with songs, dances and violin, as it has always been done in the Balkans. And the more difficult it is, then you sing, because sadness is cured with music.
The song is inspired by the Vojvodina plain, its landscapes, calm rivers. The text of the song is full of symbolism of customs, and the melody evokes summer nights in the salash, accompanied by light notes of chardas.
The single is accompanied by a video shot by Branka Glavonjic & Marko Djukic (Brama) at Salaš 137, a unique salash in the town of Čenej, near Novi Sad, where BGKO joined the Serbian tamburaši, as if they were playing it in the kafanas.
In the video, we can also enjoy images of the sold out performance of BGKO in June 2022 at the “Garden Sessions” of the “Jevremovac” Botanical Garden in Belgrade.
Recorded by Roger Rodés at Medusa Estudio in Barcelona and mastered by Yves Roussel.