Valkania

Balkan band for hire.
Valkania plays a fusion of Balkan folk and Western music: blues, rock, classical and jazz.

...a huge thank you to the musicians and dancers ... the client was very happy...

Helen" The Rare Collective for England vs Montenegro FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Wembley, October 2013
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Valkania's Bio

Valkania plays a fusion of Balkan folk and Western music: blues, rock, classical and jazz.

Formed in 2009 in East London, Valkania sing in five languages – English, Greek, Serbian, Macedonian and Bulgarian – about the joys, sorrows and meaning of life; the beauty and pain of love; friendship, society, immigration…

The songs are in lively, uneven time-signatures which are great fun and, combined with rock elements, create a distinguished ambience. Valkania play original music, plus totally-Valkanised pop classics.

The band members Viktor Mastoridis, Andy Dewar, Nikolay Angarev, Nikolay Baldaranov who variously play Greek bouzouki, baglamas, tamboura, guitars, bass, keyboard, darbuka, cajon etc.

They can supply traditional Balkan folk dancers to perform with them, if required.

Recent Testimonial:

“Hi Frank,
Just wanted to email to say a huge thank you to the musicians and dancers on Friday. The activation went smoothly and the client was very happy.
The guys were great to work with, thank you for your help with the booking. I’ll send over some photos once I have received them.
Thanks again,
Helen” The Rare Collective for England vs Montenegro FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Wembley, October 2013

Repertoire:

Balkan pop
Moji su drugovi
Fratelo
Balkane moj
U planine
Secam se prvog poljupca

Greek
Zorba Dance
Never on Sunday
Hasaposerviko Dance
Opa ta bouzoukia

Bosnian folk
Kad ja podjoh na bembashu
Sivi dom
Ne klepeci nanulama
U Stambolu na Bosforu

Serbian folk
Nazdravite drugovi
A sad adio
Pijem da je zaboravim
Zaustavite dunav

Voivodina folk
U tem Somboru
Kad te vidim na skokaku
Fijaker stari
Govori se da me varas

Macedonian folk
Makedonsko devojce
Jovano jovanke
Bor sadila moma Evgenija
Eleno Kjerko

Bulgarian folk
Nazad nazad mome Kalino
Dilmano dilbero
Cakam te da doides

Montenegro folk
Jos ne svice rujna zora

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