THIS YEAR'S EXCITING LINE-UP IS:

 

Kukeri traditional Balkan costumed monsters with bagpipes and drums to start things off!

FEATURED PERFORMERS Yuri Yunakov, Sal Mamudoski, Erhan Umer and Rumen Sali Shopov play Bulgarian Romani dance music with sax, clarinet, keyboard and percussion

Dromeno The Govetas family dance music from Greece and beyond

Govetayfa Zournas The Govetas family traditional zourna and daouli

The m9 Kef Big Band Serbian-style brass

Melez Band hard-core Romani hits

Srdjan Gino Yevdjevic Bosnian soul music

Eleni and Mik Turkish-style violin and guitar

Kozani raw and gritty brass from north-central Greece

Lemonadika performs gleeful Greek island tunes and gritty rebetika. Hank Bradley, Cathie Whitesides, and Steve Ramsey play bouzouki, fiddles, guitar, and baglama, designed to be smuggled under a coat.

Bonaca (Croatian for "calm seas") is a multi-piece tamburica orchestra which performs music from Croatia, Central & Southeast Europe, and the beyond.

Svirci Tamburica string band, starogradska, kafanska music from ex-Yugoslavia, mainly Serbia

Gin-n-Pontic Pontic Greek lyra and percussion

Musiki Parea Greek and Turkish

Dragi Spasovski and the Macedonian all-stars Macedonian traditional village music

Trio Tsuica Romanian cimbalom, fiddle and accordion

Orkestar RTW Balkan dance music

Malke and the Boychiks Specializing in rousing freylekhs, bulgars, terkishers, and soulful doinas, the Boychiks play old-time klezmer with verve!

Balkanarama Southeast European party music

Sinovi Croatian string band

Kišobran Tamburitza Orchestra big band!

Taraful Datina Romanian traditional folk music

Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Large chorus of singers, all born in Bulgaria, singing their songs.

Vishudolskaia Duo Accordion, guitar, kaval, vocals - mostly Bulgarian/Romanian folk

Kaval Park Bulgarian folk music

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