King Naat Veliov and the original Kocani Orkestar

King Naat Veliov and the original Kocani Orkestar
Naat Veliov and Kočani Orkestar
  • country:Macedonia, FYR
  • region:Balkan
  • style(s):Folk, Gypsy
  • label:Framevolution
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:Frame Evolution Di Sgevano Paolo

Line up

  • Ali Memedovski (darbouka)
  • Dalkran Asmetov (tuba )
  • Elsan Ismailov (sax and clarinet)
  • Hikmet Veliov (tuba)
  • Naat Veliov (trumpet)
  • Orhan Veliov (trumpet)
  • Redzaim Juseinov (percussion)


Kocani orkestar are among the funkiest exponents of the Balkan brass band style which is found across ex-Yugoslavia and is a direct descendent of the music once played by Turkish army bands. They come from the city of Ko&269;ani, in the Republic Of Macedonia. Their music is based on Gypsy tunes from various parts of the Balkans and on Turkish rhythms, with a sprinkle of Latin flavour