Saturday 29.11 at 4 pm at Arkadia: A performance Anna Dantchev Band – Balkan storytellers

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a performance by Anna Dantchev Band – Balkan storytellers on Saturday 29.11 at 4pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

The Helsinki-based world music band, helmed by the Finnish/Bulgarian singer/songwriter Anna Dantchev, steers its listeners on a journey through the Bulgarian mountains, rose valleys and sunny beaches, visiting cradles and graves on the way.

Anna Dantchev
Fredrik Lönnfors (trombone), Murat Ermutlu (davul, darbouka, throat-singing)
Vasilis Katopodis (electric bass, vocals), Mona Taponen (electric guitar, bow),


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Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Anna Dantchev Band – Balkan storytellers

The sound of the band, founded 2013, is a harmonic and beautiful, yet quite potent blend of different musical styles. All the old melodies and stories which Anna has inherited from her father, grandmother and Bulgarian mastersingers get reborn with a sound stemming from the urban multicultural Helsinki of today. Besides the authentic Bulgarian singing tradition, the band’s musicians offer musical spices from blues, soul, post-rock and desert rhythms.

In 2013, the band was awarded “The best band” -prize at the Ourvision singing contest at the Savoy-theatre. The group has also performed at Lavaklubi and Caisa cultural centre. The latest gig was at Teatteri Kallio, Helsinki on 15th October. And next one will be at Arkadia International Bookshop 29.11.