The grandiose performance in Svetlogorsk is a continuation of the triumphant march of the new drama of the Emir "On the Milky Way", where he made his debut with Monica Bellucci in the last year at the Cannes Film Festival. A new program, consonant with the title of the last film of the famous director, will definitely not do without soundtracks, because the "non-smoking" orchestra which takes part in every musical design for a year.
Emir Kusturica is a famous Serbian director and musician known to the general public for such films as "Arizona Dream", "Underground", "Black Cat, White Cat". He is the owner of a number of awards, including two "Golden palm branches" of the Cannes Film Festival. Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honor, a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republika Srpska. November 4, 2016 was awarded the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation.
Heartbreaking Balkan motifs and folk songs are the visiting card of The No Smoking Orchestra, and they love to build their songs on a pop-folk basis. The group has existed since 1981, and in its creativity inherits the vivid and distinctive traditions existing within the framework of the musical culture of the Balkans. In unpretentious songs in the style of "chalga" combined Balkan, Turkish, Arab and Greek motifs.