7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
21st November, 2017
Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redžepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks, the elegance of Vivaldi and the humour of Emir Kusturica, Tatcho Drom present “a Gypsy consommé with a satanic pulse” (Froots Magazine), a vibrant show of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Gundula Gruen, the leader of the group, is a virtuoso violinist and singer, and currently undertaking a Masters course in Ethnomusicology at City University. She has travelled extensively, transcribing melodies that she learned first-hand from Romani and folk musicians and was described by Songlines Magazine as “a shining star in the UK’s Balkan music scene”.
Tatcho Drom are considered one of the UK’s leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music. Their name translates to ‘True Journey’ from Rromanes, the language of Romany Gypsies. Their broad repertoire includes traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans as well as Gruen’s own original compositions.