Henry Goldberg is a true
master of the Balkan
drum tapan. When the
Bulgarian group Kabile
came on tour to Boston,
they were traveling
without a tapan player.
Henry stepped in and
played with them,
completely in style.
David Golber has been playing Balkan-style
clarinet for decades. He speaks
Macedonian, and has studied in the
Republic of Macedonia with Risto
Krapovski, Bajsa Arifovska, and others.
Kasia Sokalla studied voice in her native
Poland, and graduated with honors from
the Berklee School of Music.
Gawain Thomas comes
from a musical family,
and began playing
accordion at an early
age. He has studied for
years with Bulgarian
maestro Ivan Milev, and
is well-known in Boston's
Balkan music scene.
plays music of the Balkans. Not the loud and
fast brass of Goran Bregović. Not the massive
thirty-voice choir of Mystère des Voix
Bulgares. We bring you other great music
from the Balkans, from the complex dance
rhythms of Macedonia to the heart-wrenching
Sevdah song tradition of Bosnia.
Gogofski plays for a dance evening the way
they do in the old country: the musicians on the
floor playing right in front of you, to you, for
you. And a Gogofski club evening gives you a
feast of comic songs and intimate ballads,
traditional and modern, and brings you to
understanding, to sharing, and to feeling.