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Balkan Luminosity

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Cafe Paloma, 93 Yesler Way, Seattle

A dinner show of Macedonian and Bulgarian folk songs, with Jody Rush, Ramona Wijayratne, Mary Sherhart, and Heidi Bodding accompanied by David Bilides on tambura, kavals, and piano

Very Limited Seating! Reservations (a must): 206-405-1920. $12 cover plus fabulous dinner and drink from the Café Paloma menu


This evening will present a selection of Macedonian and Bulgarian folk songs in traditional and more modern arrangements. The four singers featured have been devotees of the music for many years, and this venue provides them an opportunity to showcase some of their favorite songs.

There will be solos, duets, trios and quartets, and diaphonic pairings to chordal arrangements. The accompaniment will include traditional wooden flutes (kavals) and a long-necked mandolin-type instrument (tambura). Throughout the evening, the performers will intersperse personal stories about their relationships with the music, the area, and the individual songs.