Sun, October 8th

Prilepski Zvezdi from Macedonia & Zlatne Uste

Balkan gypsy world music TICKETS

Doors 7pm
Show 8pm
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

*Due to health related issues Bilhan will not able to perform*

Prilepski Zvezdi

Amid Tairovski - singer
Djejhan Demirov - bass guitar, band leader
Ajnur Asanoski - saxophone /clarinet
Sevim Asanoski - synthesizer
Antonijo Zekirovski - drum set
Bilhan Macev - clarinet/saxophone, guest artist

Prilepski Zvezdi (Prilep Stars) is the top Roma (Gypsy) band from the city of Prilep Macedonia. They showcase the traditional music of their community of Macedonian Roma. They formed approximately ten years ago and since then have had steady bookings at community festivals, including weddings and other life-cycle events, New Year’s parties and  other calendrical holidays. They have also performed in Albania, Greece, and other Balkan countries, all over western Europe (e.g., Austria, Belgium, Germany), and in Australia at festivals, community events and gatherings.  Recent  performances include the Kinisi Festival of Sound in Santorini, Greece (2016);  Silvesterparty Vienna 2014;  and an Australian tour with the vocalist Nedzo.

Bilhan Macev
*Due to health related issues Bilhan will not able to perform*

Bilhan Macev is one of the most famous Roma clarinet/saxophone players in Macedonia. As a young prodigy he was recruited into the prestigious band of Esma Redzepova/Stevo Teodosievski and travelled all over the world with them. He plays on several of Esma’s albums, including Esma Mon Historie (My Story, France, 2007) and Pomegju Dva Zivota (Between two lives, Skopje). Macev first performed in the USA with Esma in the 1990s and has since returned to perform for the NYC Roma community with Muharem Serbezovski and other famous singers. For the last decade he has led his own orchestra, Bilhan Macev Official, that performs all over the Balkans and western Europe. Recently they performed in Serbia, Bulgaria, Austria and Germany. Due to his stellar reputation Bilhan, is also frequently invited as a guest artist, such as with Prilepski Zvezdi. They have worked together in the past many times.

Zlatne Uste

Zlatne Uste (Golden Lips) is an internationally known group of American-born musicians playing traditional music of the Balkans, primarily representing Serbian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and Romany (Gypsy) traditions. Four-time invited guest at the Dragachevo Brass Festival in Gucha, Serbia, the 12-piece band is among the foremost presenters of traditional Balkan dance music in the United States. 

Each year Zlatne Uste hosts and produces the Golden Festival, New York's biggest and best Balkan music festival with an astounding 40 or more bands and something for everyone.