Goran Bregović is a diverse artist who combines many styles and techniques without losing his identity. Born in Sarajevo to a Croat father and Serb mother, he learned to play the violin in his childhood and pursued musical studies as a guitarist and bassist. He formed the rock band Bijelo Dugme (“White Button”) in the 1970s, and for years they stood as one of the most popular groups in Eastern Europe. A close friend to Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, Bregović wrote the soundtrack for two of his films: “Time of the Gypsies” (1989) and “Arizona Dream” (1993). In the latter, his songs were performed by the star Iggy Pop. He also penned the soundtrack of Patrice Chéreau’s “Queen Margot” (1994), which won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. “Borat”, the documentary comedy that gave much to talk in 2006, included tracks by Bregović and was highly influenced by his style. Bregović has been endlessly touring the world with his Weddings and Funerals Orchestra, performing the repertoire of their album “Three Letters From Sarajevo”, a thrilling fusion of gipsy musicians, percussion instruments, Bulgarian polyphonies, and a tuxedo-clad all-male choir.