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London, UK: Balabam w/Near East Collective
June 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM£5
Blato Zlato playing Balabam with the Near East Collective!
7:30-10:30 PM on June 29
early tickets 5£
10£ on the door
The NEAR EAST COLLECTIVE are a 6-piece ensemble and were formed in early 2016. Their performances involve a musical trip starting from the Ionian coast, through the mountains of Albania, Epirus and Macedonia, stopping over in Thrace and ending in the musical melting pot of Istanbul. The band deploys diverse and dynamic arrangements to faithfully reproduce traditional forms and give a new improvisational dimension to popular folk tunes. And above all give its listeners the opportunity to dance, sing and have a good time! The Collective’s gigs are both esoteric and energizing and bring the fresh Aegean air and Istanbul atmosphere to the UK!