Demiran Cerimovic and “Vranjski biseri” band

Demiran Cerimovic and “Vranjski biseri” band
  • country:Serbia
  • region:Balkan
  • style(s):Brass, Gypsy
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist posted by:Generator


Demiran &262;erimovi&263; and his brass orchestra "Vranjski Biseri" ("Pearls of Vranje") are Roma living in the small town of Vranje in southern Serbia. They've played traditional Serbian Roma brass music at many Roma and world music festivals in Serbia and beyond since 1997. Seven times they have won the Best Brass Band prize at the Vlasinsko Leto summer festival in Surdulica, south Serbia, and twice (in 2002 and 2006) at the Sabor Truba&269;a Gu&269;a brass band festival in Gu&269;a, Serbia. In 2005 they collaborated with Lebanese singer Tonny Hanna for their first album. In 2006, they recorded their second album, Pearls of Vranje. In Gu&269;a they met the famous Serbian Roma dancer and singer, Simona Jovi&263;, who has worked for years for the recognition and the maintenance of authentic Roma culture. Simona Jovi&263; felt in love with the music of Vranjski Biseri, and she has taken them on her European Romani tour. Today, they continue to work together, presenting to the world authentic Roma music and dances from the Balkans and Central Europe, especially the famous &269;o&269;eks, typical for the Vranje area.
List of tours: Tour through Lebanon in different cityes per 2 months from 2000 till 2006 every year from December till February, from 20 till 23 July festival in Belgia, Festival "Colors of life" in France 2007, Humanitarian festival in Greece 2002, Festival in Slovenia and Austria 2004, Guca festival in Serbia every year, EXIT festival in Novi Sad, Serbia few years, weddings and other celebrations in Greece, FYRO Macedonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Monte Negro,... and few hundred other celebrations in Serbia each year.