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Tatcho Drom

We invite you to explore the musical heritage of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, through fresh arrangements and innovative compositions, fused with elements of classical, world and jazz. 

TATCHO DROM stage a vibrant show of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redžepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks and the humour of Emir Kusturica, they lure listeners into a world of joy and dance, delivering a festival performance that is memorable and exciting for children and adults alike.

Considered one of the UK’s leading exponents of Gypsy music, their name translates to ‘True Journey’ from Romanes, the language of Romany Gypsies. Band leader Gundula Gruen is a virtuoso violinist and singer who has travelled extensively, transcribing melodies that she learned first-hand from Gypsies and folk musicians. Described by Songlines Magazine as ‘a shining star in the UK’s Balkan music scene’, her unique performance style showcases a technical ability acquired through intensive conservatoire training as well as a colourful and charismatic personality. Her compositions, whilst drawing influence from her love and extensive knowledge of Romany Gypsy music, are original and highly personal. Their broad repertoire includes traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans as well as their own original compositions.

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‘London-based, German-born violinist Gundula Gruen has long been a shining star in the UK’s Balkan music scene’ … ‘huge musical talent and impressive energy’ – Songlines Magazine

‘A Gypsy consommé with a satanic pulse’ – Garth Cartwright/Froots

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Show Details
Title: Tatcho Drom
Artist: Magic Violin
Full Cost of Show: £750
Target Audience: All ages
Special Consideration: None
Dates Available: 28, 29 and 30 August 2015
Running Time: 90 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Get In Required: 1 hour
Get Out Required: 30 mins
Performance Space Required: 3m x 3m
Seating Layout: Variable
Number of People on Tour: 6