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Big Balkan Spring Party!

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - March 29 @ 2:30 am

Come along to our Big Spring Balkan Party!
2020 March 28th Saturday
Featuring 8 piece balkan outfit RAKA and balkan ceilidh band Ygra – Balkan Ceilidh for an evening of traditional dances and songs from around the Balkans with DJs playing till late!


Raka are a 8 piece ensemble who play traditional music from the Balkans. We takes our name after a traditional Bulgarian dance the Raka, full of leg kicks, clicking heels and hands held high, the unmistakable groove of Raka brings everyone to their feet. Our music has a strong focus in the folk traditions of Bulgaria and Macedonia, as well as the Romani music that span far and wide across the Balkans. Our meandering musical tributaries have all led us to one communal river: the love and commitment to understanding and interacting with the music of the Balkans. We do not play fusion music, and neither do we imitate. We bring to life a genuinely authentic repertoire wherever we are, from sweaty back rooms of North London clubs to concert halls on the banks of the Thames. We took the dance for our name as thats what we love to do best: to move. A heart rending lament can move the body as much as a pounding Bulgarian Pravo, and in Raka we have made space for both, and everything in between.

“Absolutely magnificent, no one can sit still listening to Raka!” DJ Ritu, A World in London – Resonance FM

“Raka burst with traditional Balkan flair, the group earn their title as the essential act of the weekend.” Eva Hibbs, Nightshift Magazine


Ygra – Balkan Ceilidh

‘Balkan Ceilidh’ band Ygra will be bringing you dances from the Balkans. Most of them are danced in a circle so don’t worry about finding a dance partner, just put your dancing shoes on and we’ll take it from there!


March 28 @ 7:00 pm
March 29 @ 2:30 am