Sunday 20th August 2023
Raka are an 8-piece ensemble that play traditional music from the Balkans. The unmistakable groove of Raka brings everyone to their feet. Their music has a strong focus in the folk traditions of Bulgaria and Macedonia, as well as the Romani music that span far and wide across the Balkans.
Raka’s meandering musical tributaries have all led them to one communal river: the love and commitment to understanding and interacting with the music of the Balkans. They bring to life a genuinely authentic repertoire wherever we are, from sweaty back rooms of North London clubs to concert halls on the banks of the Thames.