"Balkan Herbal Clinic" - Mr Zarko


The band founder Žarko Jovašević was born in the heartland of Serbia, and later moved to Berlin, composing “songs of laughter, pain, dances and tears” for his band Mr Žarko. Those fresh and overwhelming hits are full of folkloristic madness and danceable Gypsy beats, spiced by miscellaneous hot flavors. The year 2013 gave birth to Mr Žarko’s debut album „Electric Gipsy Disco Noise“, followed by the album „Remixes“ in 2014 with groovy adoptions of the those songs, made by famous international DJ’s. Since the year 2015, a time filled with tours and gigs on various festivals and halls all across Europe, Mr Žarko started collecting herbs, spices and plants for the next album „Balkan Herbal Clinic”. Half of it was cooked in Berlin, the multicultural home town of the band, by the band members coming from Turkey, Romania, USA, Serbia, Bulgaria and Germany, contributing their personal spirits to the herbal enterprise. For some other compositions of this album the band collaborated with the fabulous Bojan Krstić Orkestar from Vladičin Han, the hot spot of Balkan brass and the original Čoček sound, forged in decades by golden trumpet masters and virtuosos. Bojan and his band won several awards in the competitions of the famous Guča Trumpet Festival, among them the „Golden Trumpet” in 2015 and the „Best Orchestra” in 2017. The musicians of Mr Žarko travelled to the Serbian south for some unforgettable recording sessions with the Bojan Krstić Orkestar, who put their heart and soul into Mr Žarko's compositions, marking the beginning of a beautiful friendship! However, the Balkan sun burns really hot in the deep south between the borders of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia. This is why the melons there are a little bit sweeter, the Slivovitz is a bit stronger and the music is definitely heavier in the south of the Balkans!

Mr Zarko

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Balkan Herbal Clinic Mr Zarko feat. Bojan Krstic Orkestar

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I Will Drink



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Mr Zarko rediscovering the roots of Balkan Brass
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