The brain of the orchestra Angel Tichaliev (founder of the Karandila Gypsy Brass Orchestra 20 years ago), who is also its musician, composer, and conductor, created a mesmerizing new perspective of almost forgotten old gypsy melodies of his ancestors, combining the new arrangements with young exceptional musicians from Sliven in Bulgaria.
Vibrations guaranteed when these exceptional musicians take off with their traditional and modern gypsy rhythms, bittersweet music full of joy and tragedy. The groove of the Balkan goes under your skin and very much into your legs: ‘Rock your bones’.
With their brass instruments the ten-member gypsy band AGO ‘Angels Gipsy Orchestra’ from Sliven presents traditional and modern gypsy rhythms – an expressive experience in Orient tradition.
The AGO was founded to revive the old Roma tradition of the brass orchestra in a new way. A music which includes the substance of wedding music as well as the influences of jazz is developing.
The conductor Angel Ticherliev and founder of AGO has played in one of the most famous bands of this kind – Southwind (Sliven) – in the 80s.
In 1996 he founded the famous gypsy orchestra KARANDILA.
In 2007 Angel created his own music school teaching young gypsy musicians for free to preserve the traditions of his ancestors. The Angels Gypsy Music School got famous with his band KARANDILA JUNIOR.
WORLD MUSIC, ETHNO JAZZ, GYPSY JAZZ