BAKLAVA

4 June • MKC Dancing Hall, 22:00

ELENA HRISTOVA vocal
DEJAN TEODOSIEVSKI cello
DRAGAN STOJKOVSKI bass guitar
IGOR STEVKOVSKI drums
CENGIZ IBRAHIM kanun
PETAR HRISTOV clarinet, sax
ALEKSANDAR NIKOLOVSKI trumpet
YORDAN KOSTOV accordion
SIBO def, tarabuka, tapan, tambura, electric ukulele

Baklava was formed in 2005 as a result of the bond between the individual musical experiences of its members in their personal projects as well as the collaboration with other musicians and bands. They started performing as a quartet, with a minimalist musical concept: the sound made by a female vocal and two string and one percussion instruments - the tambura and the bendir. Renouncing complex music forms and orchestrations, Baklava strives to express the perfection of simplicity, creating original music in a vivid dialogue with the aesthetic achievements of traditional Macedonian music. Apart from the remakes of Macedonian folk compositions, Baklava’s worldview is open to other folk traditions as well. So far, the band has recorded four albums: “Baklava” (2006), “Kalemar” (2008), “Me Mankas Mucho” (2011) and the new one “IV” (2020). They have contributed music to movie soundtracks and performed live in many different countries throughout Europe: Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Czechia, Italy, Denmark, Turkey, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria.

www.baklava.band