The Near East Collective explore and perform rebetika and folk music of Asia Minor, Istanbul, the Balkans and the Aegean sea. Our members have extensive experience from collaborating with other award winning bands and performing in several folk music festivals in Greece, Turkey and the Balkans.
Our latest performances involve a musical trip starting from the Ionian coast, through the mountains of Albania, Epirus and Macedonia, stopping over in Thrace and ending in the musical melting pot of Istanbul. Our band deploys diverse and dynamic arrangements to faithfully reproduce traditional forms and give a new improvisational dimension to popular folk tunes. And above all give its listeners the opportunity to dance, sing and have a good time!
Tickets £10 adv HERESource: The Harrison website