With a sound that pairs distinctive female vocals and complex folk rhythms with contemporary elements, Balkan Ethno Orchestra have assembled a unique repertoire that preserves and rejuvenates century-old songs from Eastern Europe. Formed in 2019 by friends with a love of Balkan music, the Orchestra’s blend of traditional and modern genres gives new life to forgotten songs for today's generation.
This workshop will showcase the traditional circle dances known as ‘kolo’ from central Serbia. The session will be run by previous members of the highly-acclaimed National Ensemble Kolo from Serbia. The audience will become familiar with the infectious, toe-tapping rhythms of kolo dancing, learn the steps and participate in a group kolo accompanied by live music from the Balkan Ethno Orchestra.