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ABOUT

"The Balkan Village Band radiate electricity with each performance" 

- Sarah W at The Ritzy.

The Balkan Village Band is a community ensemble who share a passion for Eastern European and Balkan Gypsy music. 

FROM THE 8TH JUNE WE ARE BACK TO REHEARSING IN-PERSON !!! The sessions will continue parallel on zoom, so musicians from anywhere can join.

Led and taught by violinist, singer and ethnomusicologist Gundula Stojanova Gruen, the group performs a wide repertoire of soulful songs and wild dance tunes from many regions South and East of the Danube.

Audiences love the Balkan Village Band for its performance energy, which reflects the dedication, and the fun the musicians have playing together.

Past performances include the Gallery Café, Bethnal Green, the Ritzy, Brixton, Portsmouth Dark Fest and Hampstead Heath Band Stand. The group regularly organises interactive music and dance sessions together with Dance group Loli Grasnya.