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The World’s Music at Oxford present Faith i Branko
March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Built from a foundation of ‘Serbian-Roma’ music, Faith i Branko’s original compositions draw from both of their musical heritages to communicate their intimate personal connection: ‘their music is as colourful, personal and tumultuous as their history’ [fRoots magazine, UK].
The duo met in Branko’s Serbian Roma village of Gornja Grabovica in 2009, and – with music as their only tool for communication – began a journey that would lead to the creation of their award-winning album ‘Gypsy Lover’, their marriage and their success in international touring and media. Branko taught himself the violin, which became a way out of the extreme health, social and economic problems through which he lived in Serbia; he created his own music – intuitively combining sounds of Jazz, Indian, Turkish and Classical music with his Roma traditions. Now based in London, the duo is currently touring with their quartet and quintet. Find out more on the band’s website.
On the 5th March 2021 at 7.30pm GMT, the Faith i Branko quartet will join us live all the way from SERBIA! The event will be streamed on YouTube and is free and open to all.
You can find out more about the event on The World’s Music at Oxford website.
About The World’s Music at Oxford
The World’s Music at Oxford is a project run and supported by St John’s College at the University of Oxford, which blends research into global musics with live performance. Our concerts are open to all students of the University and members of the general public. For the 2020-2021 season, we are streaming all our concerts live online.
The project, created in 2016, is run by postgraduate students researching a wide range of global musics. It aims to provide a platform for voices and musical styles rarely heard in Oxford and to build new links between the University and the general public.
Our events showcase renowned performers from the UK and abroad. During the performances, the musicians also explain the characteristics and contexts of the works they perform.
The World’s Music at Oxford is generously supported by St John’s College. We are also grateful to the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund, the St John’s College MCR, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Oxford University Music Faculty for previous support.