SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Roma Music and Dance Ensemble

Branko Ristic and Mari Lon

Date: 1 July 2019Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 5 July 2019Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: FG01

Type of Event: Summer School

Dates: Monday 1st - July 5th 2019, 6.30-8.30pm

Course Fee: £115 (Concessions £95)

Whatever your instrument, here's a chance to play some authentic Roma music from virtuosic Serbian Roma Violinist Branko Ristic, and accordionist Faith Ristic. The course will look at melodies, improvisation, trills and rhythms within different pieces. All levels and instruments welcome - arrangements and tuition will be customized to the instruments present. Branko Ristic, 'a performer that Paganini would be proud of' [BBC Radio 3], is one of the few Roma Violinists performing in the UK, and is recording artist on Emir Kusturica's films. He and Faith are releasing their next album with assistance from The No Smoking Orchestra [Riverboat Records], and have a hands on, authentic approach to teaching the specific elements of this music. Mari Lon - a professional Balkan Dancer from Novi Sad (Serbia) -  spent years touring with Balkan dance groups, and shall also be present for those who are interested in the accompanying dance forms.

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