BALKANISTAS - ST. PETER'S VILLAGE HALL - SATURDAY THE 12TH OF DECEMBER - 8PM - PRESALES $15 / DOOR SALES $20
Brace yourselves - prepare for the extravaganza that is........ Balkanistas! Coming to the one and only St. Peter's Village Hall in Paekakariki on Sat the 12th of December. What a better way to get into the festive season than bopping to the Balkan beats..
A large, exuberant ensemble of musicians from Wellington and around the globe, the Balkanistas have stamped their large gypsy footprint firmly on the local music scene. Their sound reflects the diverse influences and energetic melodies of the Balkans.
Formed in 2013, and comprising 20 plus members, the Balkanistas' impressive lineup features accordions, violins, clarinets, brass, percussion, bass, vocals and bouzouki. Winners of the People's Choice award to play at WOMAD 2014, Balkanistas have delighted and enchanted audiences everywhere with infectious dance rhythms, and an irresistible blend of gypsy sounds.
Balkanistas have featured at the Newtown and Aro Festivals, WOW, the Weta Digital Christmas extravaganza, have a regular monthly spot at the iconic Meow, as well as other venues throughout the city. An encounter with the Balkanistas guarantees you a good time, as many of our loyal followers will attest! They are filming this event at Paekak (known for it's enthusiastic audiences) for their new music video release.