It’s getting late, but the celebration’s far from over. The crowd chants for more, and the band launches into a wild Gypsy rumba. The horn players swap sizzling solos, and the dancers start shakin’ it. It’s another night with Balkanarama.
We’re Americans who perform contemporary Balkan music, from ancient Romany ballads to modern Bulgarian video hits. We give them a flavor all our own on sax and clarinet with four soulful voices, powered by a nonstop dance beat on synth, bass and drums.
We’ve been arousing audiences at clubs, festivals, weddings and parties in the Pacific Northwest since 1997. With a repertoire of over 100 songs, we can lay down a killer club set, present a formal concert or play all night for a Bulgarian wedding. We especially like introducing Balkan Gypsy party music to audiences who’ve never heard it before.
Wherever we play, people get up and dance. And first-timers always join in, because we mostly play easy dances that anyone can pick up on the spot. Basic rock ‘n’ roll dancing works just fine.