Barcelona, Mar 14. (EFE) .- Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra (BGKO) presents this Sunday live at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona the new songs from "Nova Era", an album with which the band enters a new stage, with a change of singer soloist and modifications in the creation process.
The band, born in Barcelona and made up of eight members of different nationalities, has dedicated the confinement and the months of low activity in the concert halls to preparing their sixth album, as the members of the formation have explained to Efe.
Born in 2012, BGKO is a benchmark for the new wave of world music, exploring the sounds and timbres of Roma, Klezmer, Balkan and Mediterranean music.
The new album is the first recorded by the new soloist of the band, the Sicilian Margherita Abita, who joined last 2019, after the singer Sandra Sangio left the group after seven years.
"The pause that the pandemic has given us has allowed us to experience a new creative process, which is reflected in the album," said the band.
"We feel that we have entered a new stage - he adds -. That is why we have called the album 'Nova Era', in Esperanto, because it connects us with the past and projects us towards the future".
This Sunday's concert at the Palau de la Música is part of the 34 Tradicionàrius Festival and precedes a tour that will take them to several cities in Germany, France, Turkey and Russia.
Since its inception, BGKO has gathered a loyal audience, with more than 70 million views and 120,000 YouTube followers, and has performed more than 1,000 concerts around the world, including festivals such as Platonov Arts (Russia), Fontdouce (France), Mas i Mas (Barcelona), Jazztage Dresden (Germany), Balkanik Fest (Romania) or Esperanzah (Belgium), among others.