Rakiya

Rakiya

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 18 4:30 PM

Rakiya is named for the fiery fruit brandy that is popular in the Balkans, and mentioned in many songs of the region. Though sold in stores, the best rakiya is home-made, and this batch was brewed secretly in a cold, dark basement in Boston. Rakiya performs electric Balkan Rom (Gypsy) songs and dance tunes. Rakiya plays a mix of modern and traditional Balkan music, including music of the Roma (Gypsies), with jazz and rock influences, passionate singing, exotic harmonies, and a driving, offbeat, irresistibly danceable rhythm.