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Anja and Zlatna – When Roads Meet: Balkan Crossings

April 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$29 – $39

Expect to hear the harpsichord and on occasion a guitar, a cimbalom or an accordion. With sounds ranging from the Baroque flute to Eastern wind instruments such as the kaval or ney, and with vocalists varying from traditional European technique to Bulgarian chest voice, a performance by Anja & Zlatna will surprise, delight and transport to an exotic world beyond the concert hall.

Join Anja & Zlatna on a musical adventure introducing the Balkans, a region imbued with a fascinating and curious history. With subjects of love, lust, jealousy, pride and turmoil, this is folk music of a diverse melodic and rhythmic tradition, enriched by a playful and exquisite musico-cultural crossroads. When the Roads Meet includes songs from Serbia, Greece, Romania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Moldova and Russia. Hear melodies which have sprung from centuries long past and retained powerful threads and themes which still reach present day communities. Anja & Zlatna’s delightful musical interpretations will transport you to the faraway lands of the beautiful Balkans.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Anja & Zlatna