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Tavche Gravche CD release, NYC, 22 May 2014

Tavche Gravche

Thu, May 22, 7pm
85 Ave A,

Hailing from New York City's bustling streets, Tavche Gravche brings forth a fresh take on traditional Balkan tunes, as well as evocative originals by the group's members. Macedonian-born and Juilliard educated, clarinetist Vasko Dukovski is a concert performer dedicated to breathing new life into the music of his roots. Steeped in both jazz and flamenco, Israeli-born guitarist Dan Nadel provides the fiery textural and harmonic palette for the band's music. Jazz bassist Daniel Ori, also from Israel, is the quartet's founder, and his luxurious sound is its foundation. Master Macedonian percussionist Aleksander Petrov graces the stage with his magic and frees the entire band to go beyond their unique blend of sounds, cultures, rhythms, colors, and become an all-encompassing adventure for the listeners and themselves. TavChe GravChe blends haunting Macedonian and Mediterranean melodies in a dynamic improvisational atmosphere, maintaining the explosive dance-able rhythms and energy of the Balkan music. While only working together a short time, the quartet has already created an impressive itinerary of NYC performances, including a center stage concert at the city's 2013 annual Balkan Festival.

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