Samodivi: The Haunting Beauty of the Balkans
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The music of Samodivi is inspired by the beauty and rhythmic intricacies of Balkan musical traditions. The repertoire includes modern interpretations of old folk songs from the Balkan peninsula, as well as original compositions using that style as an
The ensemble features Bulgarian-born founder and composer Vessela Stoyanova on marimba, vibraphone, and the MIDI Marimba Lumina; other instrumentation includes the traditional qanun, clarinet, fiddle, string quartet, powerful rhythm section, and on occasion a full Balkan brass band. Weaving in and out of the instrumental pieces are the haunting voices of Burcu Gulec and various guest vocalists. The Berklee World String Orchestra will join Stoyanova on her piece “Mountain Goats and OtherView more
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