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. Expect a sensational, authentic experience of Roma music straight from the village of Gornja Grabovica, Serbia.

Expect a joyous, passionate, boisterous, fiery and spirited performance!

"Moving, breathtaking and virtuosic"

BBC Radio 3

Balkan Circle Dance Workshop

Friday 18 November, 6pm-7pm. Blandford Corn Exchange

Join top UK accordionist Faith Ristic for a lively Balkan circle dance workshop. Learn the basic steps of the Kolo, the 7/8 dance, the Sasa and Rumba, all of which would be danced at traditional Balkan and Roma parties and celebrations. The accompanying music and time signatures will also be demonstrated, and the stories and traditions behind each dance explained. An exciting opportunity to learn more about Balkan and Serbian culture ahead of the evening concert by Faith i Branko.

Places £5 - booking essential. Telephone 01258 480698