The Victoria Folk Music Society puts on weekly acoustic Folk...
Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave. Victoria, BC Victoria BC
Open / Operational
Victoria Folk Music Society weekly gathering, Open Stage 7:30pm. Feature Performer 9pm, Nov 13 - Balkan Babes, 1110 Hillside Avenue, $8 cash, Everyone welcome!
The singers that make up the Balkan Babes are dedicated to both the intricate music of the Balkan region, and to the challenging and highly rewarding process of operating as a collective, with no director. Drawn to the penetrating harmonies, asymmetric rhythms, unusual ornamentations and powerful emotions that characterize the rich and timeless folk music of Eastern Europe, Balkan Babes strive for an authentic sound in vocal production and pronunciation, while opening up many songs to their own contemporary interpretations and arrangements. Balkan Babes have released three full length records including Divna in 2008; Volio in 2012; and Zajedno in 2019, all to warm reviews. The albums explore themes of love, life, longing, and loss, bridging cultures and times and making accessible the diverse musical traditions of the Balkans to music lovers near and far.