Traditional Balkan group


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Traditional Balkan group
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Fiery Balkan band based in London.

Hailing from Romania, Serbia and the UK, Paprika unite traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and Classical Music. The band have toured extensively across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and have featured at WOMAD festivals in the UK, Spain, Canary Islands and Abu Dhabi. Highlights have included concerts at the Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and EXIT festival. The band is focusing on bringing rare and lost traditional Balkan music back to life. In 2012 the band appeared on BBC World on 3 and Radio 5 Live and was also featured in Channel 4's 'Come Dine With Me'. Highlights in 2013 include performances at the Kings Place London, Bradford Festival as well as at the Cheltenham Music Festival, where they were reviewed as one of the top 7 'Spine-tingling Music Festival moments': "Paprika – hot and fiery lived up to their name, giving us a whirlwind tour of the Balkan countries, each piece becoming a firm favourite before being superseded by the next. Toe-tappingly good, with the audience whooping and cheering from the first note." Cheltenham Festival 2013 "I've enjoyed their album-also called Paprika-for a while now, and often played tracks from it on my BBC 6 music radio show. But I still wasn't prepared for the energy and brilliance of their live show-if you see any gigs coming up I'd be sure to hot foot your way to the front row-these guys will never let you down- the effect they had on the great mix of Ladbroke Grove locals was a treat to see- they had everyone jumping with joy. A must see." Cerys Matthews

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Song list

medley 1: (ciganka sam mala; moja mala nema mane)
caje sukarije
svilen konac
niska banja
ne kuni me majko
ederlezi (djurdjevdan)
Serbian kolos (dancing)
traktorsko kolo
gypsy staccato
rumenka/ramino kolo
mitraljez kolo
Rumbas (dancing):
boban’s rumba
kustino oro
niski sa sa
moonlight (mesecina - goran bregovic)
medley 2: zajdi zajdi/ajde jano/jovano
tetovsko oro
zlestosko oro
bojanina igra
soborsko oro
deskovo oro
geamparale de la babadag
medley: ide momce/I was angry since I was little
hora martisorolui
rumunska igra
hora bucuresti
river - original composition
dilema - original composition
with a singer:
opa cupa
ciganka sam mala
sta ce mi zivot bez tebe dragi
zapevala sojka ptica
jutros mi je ruza procvetala
makedonsko devojce


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£2000


From customers:

BBC, 5 years ago

They had everyone jumping with joy. A must see." Cerys Matthews