Eva Salina (Balkan Romani) 7pm
California-grown, Brooklyn-based Eva Salina is a groundbreaking interpreter of Balkan Romani songs. Raised in the US Balkan Diaspora, Eva's mentors are some of the greatest living Balkan musicians. Eva’s rich, supple voice moves effortlessly through the intricate and demanding expression of Romani songs, intertwining vintage pop songs with her singular interpretations. A passionate activist for dialogue and mutual understanding, Eva is committed to a life of collaboration and evolving musical traditions. Peter “Perica” Stan is a Serbian/Romanian Roma accordionist known for his playful innovation and soulful, intuitive improvisations. Eva & Peter draw on a long musical friendship, creating dynamic, intimate performances where mournful contemplation nestles gently amongst songs of riotous joy. Their new album, a portrait of one of Romani music’s most poignant women’s voices, comes out Fall 2017 on Vogiton Records.
Eva and her 2016 release, “LEMA LEMA: Eva Salina sings Šaban Bajramović” have been featured on NPR, WNYC, Transglobal World Music Chart, World Music Central, spent 23 weeks on CMJ New World/Jazz charts, and appeared in fRoots, Songlines, and Serbian publications Južne Vesti, Lepota i Zdravlje, and DANAS. Eva & Peter performed at Belgrade's Mikser Festival 2016 with Šaban's band, Crne Mambe, in a Šaban tribute curated by Dragi Šestić (Mostar Sevdah Reunion). Select performances include California WorldFest, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and upcoming at Global Copenhagen and Kafana Berlin.