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FAITH I BRANKO (SERBIA/UK)

  • February 12
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Entry: $5 - $8
  • (Door sales only)
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FAITH I BRANKO (SERBIA/UK) 

Musically a delight…these virtuosic performers are a major discovery this year’ – The Guardian, UK

‘One of my favourite new Balkan ensembles’ Emir Kusturica

Moving, breath-taking and virtuosic’ Lopa Kothari, BBC   Radio 3

Branko is set to become one of the leading Roma Violinists of the

The duo met in Branko’s Serbian Roma village of Gornja Grabovica in 2009, and – with music as their only tool for communication – began a journey that would lead to the creation of their WOMEX award-winning album ‘Gypsy Lover’, their marriage and their success in international touring and media. Branko taught himself the violin, which became a way out of the health, social and economic problems through which he lived in Serbia; he created his own music – intuitively combining sounds of Jazz, Indian, Turkish and Classical music with his Roma traditions that had been passed down through his musical family.

Faith was working in the UK as Musical Director and performer, and travelled to Branko’s village to study the specific style of Serbian Roma Accordion playing. After years of struggling through visa, health and cultural issues, the duo are now based in London. They appear regularly on Balkan/Roma TV and their biographical documentary ‘Duo’, is due to be released in 2018 with assistance from the Serbian Film Foundation.

century’ Froots, UK

Totally Amazing’ Lily Allen

Quite remarkable musicians’ Stephen Fry, BBC World Service

Great musicians with a fascinating stage presence’ Alex James, Blur

ARTIST LINKS

www.faithibranko.com                 www.worldmusic.net/store/item/TUG1092

Facebook: www.facebook.com/faithandbranko