colorful and unpredictable are the peoples of the Balkan peninsula.
Naturally, their music has absorbed the complexity of their existence,
and has grown into a rare mixture of odd rhythms, forgotten modes and
poignant lyrics. Played on modern day instruments, this music, with its
unlikely progressions and intricate ornamentation, sounds extremely
intriguing to the Westerner's ear. The Balkanics bring this phenomenon
home to the DC area. Coming to a Balkanics gig is not just a night out;
it is an experience of a culture distant yet rooted into your natural
instincts and emotions. To feel footloose and carefree and forget the
troubles of the day, this is what music is all about!
Balkanics’ eclectic lineup says it all: Tzvety
Weiner - vocals; Varol Saatcioglu -
keyboard, bagpipe, vocals; Jeff Suzda - saxophone; Daniel
Rozas - clarinet; Len Newman - bass and
rhythm guitar; Bryndyn Weiner - drums, vocals