About Us

Gora Gora Orkestar brings the sounds of the Old World to the Rocky Mountains performing high-energy Balkan and Klezmer music. Formed in 2009, this 11-piece brass band is dedicated to making the audience dance with driving rhythms and innovative approaches to the traditional music of Eastern Europe. Since its formation, Gora Gora has focused on learning this music with attention and authenticity, and its members have had the chance to learn from experts in the field at events such as Balkan Camp and KlezKanada.

Gora Gora Orkestar has had the opportunity to perform across the country, including festivals in Boston, Austin, and Seattle, and recently at a sold-out show at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Gora Gora strives to foster building a klezmer and balkan musical community in Denver, hosting a monthly dance and music collaboration called Festo Festo. This event has featured 15 bands and dance troupes from around the region, and has grown into a thriving celebration of community and culture.