Le Gazhikane Muzikante

South Eastern European Music

£3 adv/£4 otd

Active since 2011, Le Gazhikane Muzikante are a London-based group who play original arrangements of traditional and beautiful folk songs from South Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean area, under the direction of singer and guitarist Antonio Riva.

Their diverse musical background adds a "distinctive and very personal touch to haunting and passionate, yet simple and pure" musical interpretations, creating "a beautiful Eastern folk sound with a rich oriental undercurrent" [Jamboree Venue].

The band has performed at a number of folk and other music venues, literary and charity events and functions, including Jamboree Venue, Ritzy Brixton, Bedroom Bar, Cecil Sharp House, University College London, The Poetry Cafe and various arts centres amongst others. The band was invited to perform as representative gypsy music ensemble at the Hop Farm Festival 2013, and has completed very successful mini-tours in Crete in 2014 and 2015.

Le Gazhikane Muzikante released their first album"Jekh Duj Trin Shtar" in February 2015.