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Global Sounds on the Hill: Eva Salina + Peter Stan
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hill Center is thrilled to welcome Eva Salina + Peter Stan as part of our Global Sounds series. In their collaboration, Eva + Peter expand on a legacy of empowered female voices in Balkan Romani (gypsy) music, creating a dynamic, intimate portrait in which mournful contemplation nestles gently among songs of riotous joy.
Raised in the Balkan Diaspora in California, Eva Salina is a groundbreaking interpreter of Balkan Romani songs. Her rich, supple voice moves effortlessly through the intricate and demanding expression of Romani songs, intertwining vintage pop songs with her singular interpretations. In a recent review, the New York Times said, “Eva Salina lent her poised, lustrous voice to complexly morose songs from the Balkans in a duo with the Serbian-style accordionist Peter Stan, who backed her with oompah chords and puckish, skittering obbligatos.”
Eva’s duo partner is Peter “Perica” Stan is a Serbian/Romanian Roma accordionist known for his playful innovation and soulful, intuitive improvisations.
This series of singular concerts, curated and hosted by Jim Thomson, features musicians at the forefront of the global music scene. Jim Thomson owns and operates the Brooklyn/Washington, DC-based boutique record label-Electric Cowbell Records. He currently runs Multiflora Productions out of Washington, DC, a multifaceted, multicultural agency that specializes in expanding the reach of genre-bending roots-to-the-future music through artist management, event marketing and music releases.