BEMAC Presents – A Night with the BALKANICS
21 Mar 2020 | Saturday 7:00pm to
Enjoy the energetic, infectious eccentrically melodic music of The Balkanics this March at the QMC. This performance will capture the high-energy, very danceable sound of the Balkan region, with traditional tunes as well as those Gypsy or Roma in origin. Many of their original compositions are inspired by many years of studying, playing and living these most vibrant of musical cultures.
Featuring five accomplished musicians who have been playing together in different combinations for several decades, The Balkanics will intoxicate you, the hypnotic energy of their improvisations dragging you onto the dance floor. Cast away your worldly woes and be transported to a universe inhabited by extravagant rhythmic variation and catchy melodic invention.
The Balkanics include Anthony Pizzica (rezouki, tambura), Linsey Pollak (sax, gaida, clarini), Philip Griffin (electric bass, tambura), Ric Halstead (sax, flute) & Tunji Beier (drums).