Orkestar Bordurka

Orkestar Bordurka

 Helsinki, Central Finland, FIN
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Orkestar Bordurka brings extravagant parti muzika from the uncharted mountain regions of Borduria! Bordurka´s music is definitely from somewhere in Eastern Europe, but also invented. It’s imagined folklore, tradition with a twist. With the aim to please and get people on the dance floor.

Biography

Orkestar Bordurka

Bringing only the finest Bordurian folklore to your festival – Extravagant parti-muzika from the uncharted mountainous regions of Borduria!

Orkestar Bordurka was set up in 2004 by a group of leading Finnish folk musicians to provide the music for a circus show in Helsinki. After two Winter Circus productions (2004 & 2006), 150 performances, 50,000 audience members, three CDs and various gigs all over Finland Orkestar Bordurka is guaranteed to be entertaining!

The band likes to call their music ,Bordurian, after the evil dictatorship in Tintin comics - their music, like Borduria, is definitely from somewhere in Eastern Europe, but also invented. It is imagined folklore, tradition with a twist. With the aim to please and get people on the dance floor.

Orkestar Bordurka consists of top musicians from the Finnish folk music scene, also well known from other ensembles including Tsuumi Sound System, Spontaani Vire, Hereä, Suo and Johanna Juhola Reaktori. The band has released three CDs, the latest in December 2009.

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Discography

Trio Bordurka CD, 2004
Super Bordurka CD, 2006
Orkestar Bordurka CD, 2009

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Set List

The duration of our concert program is approx. 60-75min, which includes 12-14 songs. Most of the tunes are original compositions, but some traditional songs are also included. Our music could be defined as a "megamix" of different European traditions: traces of klezmer, balkan, circus and nordic folk music can be heard during our concert!

We have also worked with circus artists and pyrotechnicians to further enhance our performance to something more than just an ordinary concert: a full-blown World Music Show Extravaganza from Borduria!

Hoba! It is Parti Time!

Current set:
1. Runkopatja
2. One Star
3. Mountain Love
4. Molodevko Hopsassa
5. Jobovich
6. Mythos
7. Bordurescu Mazurka
8. Lada Kola
9. Slivovice
10. An Europeyishe Kolomeyke
11. Diabolo
12. Alkohol
13. Parti Muzika