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Balkan Music

Global Beat Fusion: Watcha Clan Live at Summerstage

Derek Beres | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Derek Beres

Every live element of Watcha Clan's performance was crucial to drawing out the organic textures of this predominantly beat-driven show. No musician on stage failed to do just that.

Hurdy-Gurdy in the 21st Century

Michal Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Here's a simply wonderful performance of "Magla Padnala" a folksong attributed to Macedonia, albeit not without local controversy.

Global Beat Fusion: Tomorrow's Balkans

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derek Beres

Shantel has near-singlehandedly championed Balkan music for well over a decade, ever since dropping a few folk tunes into a dance set in Brooklyn and watching the crowd catch fire.