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