A music band KHAZARS (Hazari) was founded in 1991. in Nish (South Serbia), as a music community working together on new Balkan music development as well as on maintaining of cultural values of the Balkan area.Their program integrates elements of traditional music, modern expressions and European classical sources.In 1994. KHAZARS moved to Belgrade, where they recorded their works. A composer and band leader, Dragomir Milenkovich, with more than 100 compositions has completed his idea of Balkan music universe.During its years - long performance, KHAZARS has participated in many radio and TV shows, clubs, and concerts in the country and abroad, in many international festivals in Belgrade and Nish (Serbia), Skopje (Macedonia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Cluj (Romania), Mostar and Zelenkovac (Bosnia and Hercegovina), etc.The band has worked with International Red Cross, French Cultural Centre, Iranian Cultural Centre, etc.
WHAT IS BALKAN ASYMMETRY ? ? ?
It is a way of ritual behavior and existence of millions of people inhabiting the Balkans.The roots of such perceptions of different times,finding their expression in the rhythm combined with forms of speech,can also be traced in India.The basic patterns of periodic repetition and its odd metre are deeply rooted in the musical culture of the Balkan people.I therefore believe that suppressing them by the four – beat pulse of the blackmen’s musical rituals is a serious threat to the mental sanity of the local population.On other hand,the absence of odd,asymmetrical rhythms of measures in the western musical rituals reduces the emotional life of that part of the world,creating biotic machines,alienated from the basic keys of the existence.
From the standpoint of astro – biology,a sience I am engaged in,realizing the nature of cosmic phenomenon,the asymmetrical rhythm of the Balkans represent the archetypal developments in the stellar system,having in mind that all other forms of lifetime developments are also nothing but an imitation of cosmic events where energy,perceived as matter,emerges as a rough (vulgar?) sensation of time.We could move closer to the essence of the Cosmical Being and regard time as a vibrant vision,an expression of the state of mind,which is the basic purpose of music rituals.To set ourselves free of time and dive into the blissful abyss of silence,we must play the rhythm for long enough.
That is why Balkan peoples dance for so very long their rhythmical dances,seeking trance and escaping the nightmares that make their life.
That is the way of exist,the way to overcome the vivacious mind called the Universe.Follow these rhythms,listen to this music and let them convey to you their mysterious message.