Balkan Taksim

Balkan Taksim is a band that reinterprets pieces of folklore from the Balkans and the Romanian Carpathians into an explosive mixture of influences and instruments. A project that’s constantly evolving, exploring rhythms and sounds from every corner of the Balkans gently fused with electronic beats and tribal basslines.

Balkan Taksim’s music is sincere and deep, it’s not a collage, not an appropriation, not even a “fusion”. It originates from encounters on equal terms between different Balkan cultures, traditional Balkan instruments, Carpathian ancient rhythms, timeless voices, psychedelic modes, contemporary musical technologies, futurist visions… and Romanian people.
Expect a pulsating balkan-funky groove with a huge dose of energy.

Sașa-Liviu Stoianovici – electric saz, cobza, voice
Alin Zăbrăuțeanu – electronics
Cosmo – darbuka, percussion