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Balkanale @ The Lizard Lounge

  • Lizard Lounge Cambridge 1667 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

A NEW SERIES! The first Wednesday of every month we'll be featuring a Balkan Underground Dance Party .

Doors @ 7:00 PM
Show @ 8:00 PM

Featuring Aya Safiya & Sarma Brass Band

A bacchanale is an orgiastic musical composition, often depicting a drunken revel or bacchanal. Add in some of the best Balkan music and you've got a Balkanale!

Aya Safiya is an accomplished singer, songwriter and violinist who specializes in interpreting traditional songs from the Mediterranean, the Rromani diaspora, and island cultures. With her hauntingly beautiful and emotional voice, she captivates her listener and puts her audience in a spell. Sarma Brass Band is a 10-piece Balkan Brass Band that evokes the energetic grooves and soaring melodies of the Balkan Roma. The band draws upon founder/leader Tano Brock’s upbringing in the Balkan music scene in Northern California, as well as his travels and studies throughout the Balkans.