In The Wake Album Release Party & Balkan Blowout Bash!
November 22, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM$10
Exciting news: We’re releasing our second album!! After months of rakiya- and wine-fueled composing, arranging, recording, and mixing/mastering, we will be releasing “In the Wake” on November 22 at the Happyland Theater. $10 gets you three bands of Balkan rhythms and harmonies: We’ll be joined by the 11-women Eastern European choir Trendafilka and the always-rocking Backyard Balkan Brass Band for a true Balkan blowout bash! Come swoon and groove to odd meters and oddly ecstatic melodies. We’re over-the-moon excited to share this labor of love with you all.
Doors at 6:30, Music at 7:00!
Trendafilka – 7 PM
Backyard Balkan Brass Band – 8 PM
Blato Zlato – 9 PM
Link to FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/406948016608995/
About the new album: “In the Wake” pays homage to Blato Zlato’s dual musical homes of New Orleans and Bulgaria, featuring modern interpretations of Balkan folk traditions as well as new, original compositions written in Bulgarian about the band’s lives in New Orleans: the omnipresence of water, the intense-yet-magical stormy periods of light and darkness, and about having one’s heart torn between two places. As a sneak peek, the band has released their first single on the album: Vodata Teche, or “The Water Flows,” an original song that plays with dark themes of water and climate change. You can stream or download the song with a pre-order of the album on their Bandcamp page: https://
About Trendafilka: Trendafilka is a modern exploration of European polyphonic traditions. Founded in New Orleans in 2016, the group grew out of a common desire for group singing as well as a collective fascination of culture and ancient traditions. Trendafilka, named after the ancient Bulgarian word for wild rose, draws repertoire from specific areas of Europe – such as the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Eurasian Steppe – that hold rich cultural traditions of polyphonic singing.
About Backyard Balkan Brass Band: Backyard Balkan Brass Band brings traditional brass music from Serbia, Bulgaria, and beyond to the streets of New Orleans, packing a vivacious sound with over ten members and endless energy.