Balkan Invasion invites contemporary musicians from Scotland and the Balkans to compose startling new works.
Made possible by the Visiting Arts Creative Collaborations in Music Awards 2006, Balkan Invasion is the latest of many Scottish and former Yugoslav artists' events organised by Firefly International since 1999.
Over the course of three weeks musicians will cut-and-shut the sounds of electronica, sevdah, Scottish folk music, Hip hop and rock like the difficult birth of a bad child. The resulting material will be played in venues around the UK and released on a 4 track EP this august.
The participants include members of Edinburgh's own gypsy brass generals Orkestra Del Sol (Glastonbury, Thames Festival), Fopp award winning hip hop troupe the Abdominal Showmen (Scottish Hobo Society), electronic wizard Danseizure (Greenman Festival, Curios) , highland piper Donald Nicholson, guerrilla fiddler Jack Richold (Greenman Bluegrass Boys) and the extraordinary Jimmy Joyce Rolls Royce Band from Bosnia Herzegovina.
Balkan Invasion will be performed at:
Saturday 22nd April
Glenuig Hall, Malaig: supporting Bonnie Prince Billy on his Masters ... tour. (sold out)
Friday 5th of May
The Forest Arts Space, Edinburgh
Saturday 6th May
The Battersea Arts Festival, Battersea Arts Centre, London
Sunday 7th May
Please contact us if you would like any more information.