Faith i Branko (Serbia/UK)

January 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Petersham Bowling Club
77 Brighton St

Faith i Branko (Serbia/UK) 

Monday 22 January @ 8.00pm – 11.00pm
Ticket price: $26 pre-sale and on the door.

Faith i Branko consists of Serbia’s leading Roma violinist, Branko Ristic, and his wife, Faith, a highly accomplished English accordionist with a great voice. They are touring Australia as a quartet, with two other brilliant musicians, Stefan Melovski (guitar) and Viktor Obsust (double bass), performing joyous, passionate, boisterous, high-energy Roma Gypsy, Jazz, Classical, Turkish, Balkan and Indian influenced music.
Faith was an English circus musician when she decided to travel to the Balkans in 2009 to find a Gypsy violinist for her circus band. She met Branko in his Serbian Roma village of Gornja Grabovica, and, with music as their only tool for communication, began a journey that would lead to the creation of their WOMEX award-winning album ‘Gypsy Lover’, their marriage and their success in international touring and media.