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Genres You Will Love
World: Balkan World: Gypsy Moods: Mood: Party Music World: World Traditions World: Eastern European

By Location
United States - Minnesota United States - United States

Orkestar Bez Ime

Minnesota-based Orkestar Bez Ime [or-KESS-tar behz EE-meh], meaning "orchestra without a name" in Bulgarian, was formed in 2002 to bring Balkan dance music to the Upper Midwest. Since then OBI has performed throughout the US to much critical acclaim. Its members strive to bring you the sounds of the village with a presentation as festive as the music itself. Focusing on Eastern Europe and music of the Rom (Gypsy) people, OBI's repertoire reaches from Albania to Ukraine, with plenty of stops in between. Orkestar Bez Ime is a winner of the 2011-2012 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Performing Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music. OBI is: Colleen Bertsch, Scott Keever, Dee Langley, Matt Miller, Katrina Mundinger, and Natalie Nowytski.