Published on: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Arts & Humanities

A BALKAN JOURNEY-Free Concert this Friday, Jan. 24

A BALKAN JOURNEY by the Orfeia Vocal Ensemble

8 pm on Friday, Jan. 24

Takoma Park Community Center

7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD

Free concert with $10 suggested donation

Have you heard the complex rhythms and beauty of Balkan music? Expand your musical horizons at A Balkan Journey where the Orfeia Vocal Ensemble will lead a magical journey through the rich musical heritage of the Balkans, famous for its sharp dissonances, haunting lyricism, and asymmetric rhythms. Orfeia will share its extensive repertoire, spanning the Bulgarian, Serbian, Bosnian, and Roma traditions by situating each song in its unique cultural context. The audience can join in by learning a traditional Bulgarian village song.

Founded in 2006 by the legendary Bulgarian folk singer Tatiana Sarbinska, Orfeia is an all-woman vocal ensemble dedicated to preserving and sharing traditional music from Bulgaria and Eastern Europe, ranging from traditional village songs to sacred chants from the Middle Ages to today.

This concert was organized by the City’s Takoma Park Arts cultural series. Please sign up for our weekly e-newsletter to learn more about all of our upcoming FREE events, including concerts, theater, poetry readings, art exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and more!