EMIR KUSTURICA AND THE NO SMOKING ORCHESTRA: EXCLUSIVE CONCERT IN YEREVAN

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On March 5, Emir Kusturica and the No Smoking Orchestra will be
giving an exclusive performance in Yerevan's National Opera and Ballet
Academic Theatre named after Alexander Spendiaryan.

The Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician of Bosnian origin won the
Palme d'Or twice and has also received the French Ordre des Arts et
des Lettres.

In the mid to late 80s, Kusturica played bass guitar in a rock band
from Zenica (SR Bosnia and Herzegovina) called Zabranjeno Pušenje
(which means "no smoking" in Bosnian). The band eventually split, with
one offshoot continuing to work in Belgrade initially as Zabranjeno
Pušenje, later under the name No Smoking Orchestra, and the other
in Zagreb, using the original name.

This is Emir Kusturica and the No Smoking Orchestra's first concert
in Armenia.