No Smoking Orchestra

The beginning of the story of the band matches with the one of Zabranjeno Pušenje, in the 80's in Sarajevo, and the one of Dr. Nele Karajlić.

At the time of Do you remember Dolly Bell ?, Emir Kusturica met the members of the rock band. They became friends, and he started to play with them occasionally, to record an album, or for concerts, to change his mind during two shootings.

The No Smoking Orchestra When Yugoslavia imploded in 1991, the musicians separated and the group stopped for a while. The members still in Bosnia relaunched the band in Sarajevo and made several new albums. Those who left to Serbia, among which Nele Karajlić and violin player Dejan Sparavalo made a new album, joined Emir Kusturica back, and took a new name for the band : the No Smoking Orchestra, literal translation of Zabranjeno Pušenje. Emir's son, Stribor Kusturica also joined the band to play the percussions.

During the shooting of his film Black Cat, White Cat, Emir Kusturica called regularly his friend Nele Karajlić to ask him to compose occasionally, a techno song, a gypsy tune, a folk melody… After a while, Nele asked him : ”but tell me, Emir, who writes the music of your film, anyway ? - Well, it's you !”.

Since then, the No Smoking Orchestra has also written the music for each film of the director. In return, he made a documentary on them : Super 8 Stories.

Official website

thenosmokingorchestra.com www.thenosmokingorchestra.com

The band has also an official page on myspace and on facebook

The band

Dr Nelle Karajlić Emir KusturicaStribor Kusturica
Dr. Nele Karajlić
Leader, singer, lyricist, composer
Emir Kusturica
Monsieur Cinéma”, ”Professor
bass player, then guitar player, composer
Stribor Kusturica
Drums
Zoran MarjanovićDejan SparavaloGlava Markovski
Zoran Marjanović
Čeda, the guru
Percussions
Dejan Sparavalo
Leopold”, ”the judge
Violin, composer
Glava Markovski
the Head
Bass
Drazen JankovićZoki MiloševićNeša Petrović
Drazen Janković
Her Dralle Draugentaller
Keyboards (brother of Nele)
Zoki Milošević
Accordion
Neša Petrović
Blackbird
Sax
Goran PopovićIvica Maskimović
Goran Popović
The pope
Tuba
Ivica Maskimović
Guitar


Discography

A previously unreleased track ”Lost in the supermarket”, composed for the film Strawberries in the supermaket is available on the CD of ATTAC, available on Amazon.fr

Tour

The band continues touring in 2012 :

  • 29/03 : El Teatro de Colegiales / Buenos Aires / Argentina
  • 31/03 : Montevideo / Uruguay

  • 03/04 : Santiago / Chili
  • 05/04 : El Teatro de Colegiales / Buenos Aires / Argentina
  • 07/04 : Neuquen / Argentina
  • 09/04 : Angel Bustelo / Mendoza / Argentina
  • 11/04 : Cordoba / Argentina
  • 13/04 : Santa Fe /Argentina
  • 14/04 : El Teatro de Colegiales / Buenos Aires / Argentina

  • 09/05 : Katowice / Poland
  • 19/05 : Les Docks / Lausanne / Switzerland
  • 21/05 : Kiev / Ukraine

  • 03/06 : Mix up Festival / Creil / France
  • 16/06 : Porto / Portugal
  • 17/06 : Salamanca / Spain
  • 26/06 : Donetsk / Ukraine
  • 29/06 : Kiev / Ukraine

  • 05/07 : Montreal / Canada
  • 06/07 : Festival La Semo / Hotton / Belgium
  • 07/07 : Feux de l'été / Saint Prouan / France
  • 08/07 : Décibulles / Neuve Eglise (67) / France
  • 11/07 : Nice Jazz Festival / Nice / France
  • 13/07 : Terre de Sons / Monts (37) / France
  • 15/07 : Palau de la musica / Barcelone / Spain
  • 20/07 : Pinineos Sur / Huesca / Spain
  • 21/07 : Rencontres Brel / St Pierre de Chartreuse (38) / France
  • 23/07 : Festival de Sète / Sète / France
  • 24/07 : Festival / Martigues / France
  • 28/07 : Rock n Poche / Habere Poche / France
  • 29/07 : Festival de Cornouaille / Qimper / France

  • 02/08 : Zvornik / Bosnia
  • 07-08 : Gion / Spain
  • 09/08 : Sziget Festival / Budapest / Hungary
  • 25/08 : Fete de la Mirabelle / Metz / France
  • 26/08 : Couvre Feu / Corsept (44) / France

Galleries

posters


Belgrade, Arena 2008

Torino 2008

Novi Sad, Serbia - 17/05/08

Paris, La Cigale - 25/11/2007

Paris, L'Olympia - 2005

Paris, Le Zenith - 20 april 2005

Israel - 2005

Paris, l'Olympia - 30 mai 2000

Montreal - 1999 (by Pierre Langlois)

Romania - 1999

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