Traditional music in the entire Balkan Peninsula has many peculiar characteristics. Its roots could be traced all the way back to ancient Greece thus echoing its forms and patterns across the centuries. A bridge between the Orient and the Occident, it has been influenced both by East and West and yet, it has kept its original spirit because of the rhythms and melodies that have remained closely linked with past performing practices and traditions. Lyrics, melodies and rhythms of this living folk tradition continue to pulsate as vibrantly as ever constantly creating new forms and shapes. This defines the beauty of the style and the number of ways in which it is expressed.

  • Paracin 02.august 2015, Serbia



    Bilja Krstic & Bistrik orchestra

    "Music summer" in Paracin

  • Monastery Kalenic 01.august 2015, Serbia




    Bilja Krstic in the Monastery Kalenic

  • Svrljig 31.July 2015, Serbia

    "Sabor gajdasa"


    Bilja Krstic & Bistrik orchestra

  • Europa Cantat 2015 - Pecs


    Workshops Discovery Ateliers

    Monday 27 July, 9:30 - 12:30

    Serbian and Balkan Music

    From the Original Source to Contemporary Arrangments

    Leader of Discovery Atelier

    Bilja Krstic

    Asistent: Natasa Mihaljinac


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