Faith i Branko

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Serbia's leading Roma violinist Branko Ristic and UK accordionist Faith Ristic perform high-energy original Roma/Jazz influenced music

Combining tabor pipe, double bass and guitar with the accordion and violin, Faith i Branko take audiences on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming 'kolos' and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing, Gypsy Rumba and Turkish and Indian influenced songs. Faith i Branko guarantee a sensational, authentic experience of Roma music straight from the village of Gornja Grabovica, Serbia. They appear regularly on Balkan/Roma TV and their biographical documentary 'Duo' is due to be released in 2018.

Following a summer of gigs at events including Camp Bestival, Ealing Jazz and Boomtown, the band arrive in Dorset for their debut rural tour. Expect a joyous, passionate, boisterous, fiery and spirited performance!After the show, the musicians will also be available to talk about Romani culture and music - a real insight from this leading group of musicians.

www.faithibranko.com

"Musically a delight" The Guardian"Moving and virtuosic"

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