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Balkan Express

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About Balkan Express

A perfect concoction of sophistication and unbridled energy that ensures a highly entertaining and interactive event for all guests.
Balkan band
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

An event with BALKAN EXPRESS guarantees to be hugely interactive for each guest, as everyone is invited to participate and learn Balkan style barn dances. Supported by vibrant tunes and melodies courtesy of a five-piece live band, Linda Gjojgeva Toteva, London’s only Romani dance performer with authentic Balkan Romani roots, leads guests in learning Balkan style barn dances. An event with Balkan Express ensures not only a fun and energetic evening but also a vivid memory for all as they are introduced to a new fun, new cultural experience.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Balkan, Folk, Ceilidh, Gypsy jazz, World music
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

1. Abre Babi So Kergjan (Macedonian)
2. Amarisi Amari (Hungarian)
3. Ando Drom Cardas (Hungarian)
4. Ararara (Indian Romany)
5. Bubamara (Balkan)
6. Caj Sukarije (Balkan)
7. Deep Sorrow Waltz (Russian)
8. Elamoro (Macedonian)
9. Fuli Tschai (Sinti Romany)
10. Halljatok Czardas (Hungarian)
11. Hungarian Gypsy Waltz
12. Jarnana (Albanian)
13. Kan Meraul La (Romanian/Balkan)
14. Kibori (Romanian/Balkan)
15. Kukja Imam na Pelister (Macedonia)
16. Kustino Oro (Balkan)
17. Lolli Phabay (Russian)
18. Maminka (Russian)
19. Me Hum Mato (Sinti-Romany)
20. Mesecina (Balkan)
21. Misirloo (Greek)
22. Moja Mala Nema Mane (Croatia)
23. Muro Shavo (Hungarian)
24. O Nate Fushe (Albanian)
25. Opa Cupa (Balkan)
26. Petyorshka (Russian)
27. Romanian Dance
28. Telema (Russian)
29. Tre Yakhal si Kale (Balkan)
30. Tu Jeshty Fata (Romania)
31. Tutti Frutti (Romanian/Balkan)
32. Underground Cocek (Balkan)
33. Ushti Ushti Baba (Balkan)
34. Vrajnancky Coceck (Serbia)
35. Zsal O Zavo (Hungarian)
Balkan Folk Dance pieces for Balkan Ceilidh
(Balkan Circle and social dancing – interactive, led by the dancer)
1. Ajde Jano (Serbian)
2. Ako Umram il Zaginam (Macedonian)
3. Alunelul (Romanian)
4. Ambee Dageetz (Armenian)
5. Arestelle Isabelle (Romanian)
6. Bizerka (Serbian)
7. Čačak (Serbian)
8. Daicovo Horo (Bulgarian)
9. Devoiko Devoiko (Bulgarian)
10. Djunjuritsa (Bulgarian)
11. Doide Si Panvo Nashata (Bulgarian)
12. Gankino (Bulgarian)
13. Geamparale (Romania)
14. Hora Chadera (Israel)
15. Hora de la Risipiti (Romania)
16. Hora from Oltenia (Romanian)
17. Hora Moldovenesca (Romania)
18. Hora Nunzi (Romanian)
19. Ja Brdom – Ersko Kolo (Serbia)
20. Jovano Jovanke (Balkan)
21. Jovano Jovanke (Balkan)
22. Odessa Bulgar (Klezmer)
23. Pajdushko (Macedonian)
24. Šetnja (Serbian)
25. Vardar Ovasi (Turkish)
26. Ya da kalinushku lomala (Russian)
Listening/soft dance pieces
1. Amalo (Hungarian)
2. Beshli I Chaje (Macedonian)
3. Csak Egy Kislán Van a Világon (Hungarian)
4. Degidi (Macedonian)
5. Djelem Djelem (Balkan)
6. Ederlezi – Djudjevdan (Serbia/Macedonia)
7. Hungarian Romance
8. Jai Souvent Pleure (Hungarian)
9. Kermenska Rachenica (Romanian)
10. La Rosa Enflorece (Shephardic)
11. Ljiljana Mome (Bulgarian)
12. Makedonsko Devoice (Macedonian)
13. More Sokol Pie (Macedonian)
14. Nane Love (Czech Romany)
15. Ne Kuni Me Majko (Serbian)
16. Oketano Nano (Macedonian)
17. So Maki Sum Se Rodila (Macedonian)
18. Solnyshko (Russian)
19. Tu Djaial (Sinti-Romany)
20. Üsküdara Gider Iken (Turkey)
21. Ze Dode (Romanian)
22. Zigano (Sinti-Romany)
Virtuoso Performance Pieces:
1. Cyganochka (Russian)
2. Monti Czardas
3. Dve Gitary (Russian)
4. Hora Matishore (Romanian)
5. Šišić Kolo (Serbian)
6. Gama (Hungarian)
7. Pushta Medley (Hungarian)

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£700
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£900

Reviews

From customers:

Union A, 1 year ago

Tatcho Drom's energy is contagious and that carried across the audience tonight