Fiery and vibrant Klezmer, Balkan, Serbian, Greek & Roma world-music!
2 accessible, child friendly matinee concerts from 2 of the brightest lights in the world-music scene currently - Faith i Branko (May 8th, 1pm) and Opa Rosa (May 7th, 1pm),
and an evening concert with both acts performing together (May 7th, 8:30pm)!
FAITH i BRANKO
Leading Serbian Romani violinist Branko Ristic - ‘a performer that Paganini would be proud of’ (BBC Radio 3)
and English ‘passionate nimble-fingered accordionist’ Faith Ristic (ABC Radio, Australia) perform virtuosic original Roma-influenced music with their international ensemble.
Their albums feature on The Rough Guide to World Jazz and have even had statues erected in Serbia in honour of their outstanding cultural contribution.
"Moving, breathtaking and virtuosic" (BBC Radio 3)
"Their music is the language of the soul" (The Guardian)
"Sends shivers down your spine... this duo are beyond talented" (ABC Australia)
"One of my favourite bands from the Balkans" (Emir Kusturica)
"F****** amazing’ Lily Allen
Opa Rosa are an energetic acoustic ensemble sharing music from the Klezmer, Balkan, Greek & Roma traditions.
Deeply rooted in Balkan traditions, Opa Rosa’s music aims to explore and reinvent the motifs of Eastern Europe by subtly drawing from other musical influences such as Post-Rock, Classical and Jazz.
Enjoy a collection of vibrant and soulful melodies played with fiery precision, and let Opa Rosa take you on a foot-stomping journey through the Balkans and beyond!