Amazing 3 Guys Play The Same Guitar In A World-Class Fingerstyle Performance Of Hava Nagila

ByQuyen Anne

Oct 5, 2023

3 Guys, One Guitar!

Trio Balkankse žice, or Trio Balkan Strings in English, is a Serbian music group. The group consists of Zoran Starcevic and his sons.

As we know them, bands tend to have their own instruments and usually contain a variety, including drums, guitars, and keyboards, etc. Instead, Trio Balkankse žice breaks the boundaries of a traditional band. They invented a method of playing the same guitar together with six hands.

The trio performs original guitar music and is a fusion of Balkan music including Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian, Moldavian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Greek, Hungarian, Moldavian and Mediterranean. They take inspiration from a variety of different genres of music. This includes Ethno, Swing, Classical, and Jazz.

Their style is incredibly unique, from their fusion of cultures and genres, to how they play on stage. The trio does not perform as a band most conventionally. They have performed in many Jazz and World Music festivals all over the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and more.

In November 2019, Trio Balkankse žice played their song ‘Hava Nagila to an audience. Their performance begins with one man sitting down on a chair, with a bandana on his head, and is playing the guitar solo. He is then joined by one of his sons, who is also wearing the same bandana.

Whilst his father continues to play, he leans over him and starts playing his section. The third and final member, the other son, comes into the frame, matching their bandanas, and performs his part alongside his brother and father. Now, all three members are gathered around the guitar, playing their own part of the song.

The song showcases their style of Balkan Swing and Jazz. It is upbeat and cheery. The audience begins to clap and stamp their feet along to the beat. At the end of their performance, the audience applauds them. The trio gathers together and embraces each other as they present themselves to the audience. Their management is run by their family company, Starcevic Production. They have been performing since 2003 and in 2021, they entered their 18th year of performing in the music industry.

Viral Video of the Day: Five people play one guitar as multiple instruments

Walk Off the Earth’s cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” is stunning.

This video could change everything you think about playing music on an acoustic guitar. Canadian band Walk off the Earth and Sarah Blackwood, as five people with one guitar, covered Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” in a stunning, clever way. Watch as each performer uses a different part of the instrument to sound like multiple instruments (guitar, bass, drum) and takes turns singing the indie hit.

The original version of the song, by Australian indie rock singer-songwriter Gotye and featuring New Zealand singer Kimbra, won three ARIA Awards. The track became the longest-charting song in Australia by an Aussie artist since Savage Garden’s “Truly Madly Deeply,” even reaching some U.S. buzz with appearances on “90210” and “Gossip Girl.”

As featured on MTV and YouTube, the unique cover has been viewed more than 14 million times in one week.

Gotye himself tweeted, “I know who to ask for help with acoustic versions of ‘Somebody’: Walk Off The Earth. Hilarious and brilliant.” Singer Kimbra, whose part Blackwood handles on the cover, added on Facebook: “This is truly awesome! Now, THAT’S team work.”

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