FRI 11 AUG, 21:00

Karfas Beach



The Balkan Spirit Ensemble is a five-member musical group that emerged after a long and dynamic collaboration between musicians who have dedicated their artistic course to the fusion of jazz improvisation with traditional music. Especially for their concert in Chios, they have invited one of the most important musicians in Bulgaria, the kaval soloist Nedyalko Nedyalkov. With a long presence in both traditional Balkan and contemporary music, Nedyalkov has developed a personal style of performance and composition that ranks him among the most accomplished musicians of his generation. The explosive repertoire they will present at the Chios Music Festival combines the melodies and rhythms of Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, and Serbian traditions, creating a new musical language that will entice the audience with its warmth and vitality, harmony and timbre.


Vladimir Karparov: Artistic direction, arrangements, saxophone
Katya Tasheva: Vocals
Daniel Stawinski: Piano
Igor Spallati: Double bass
Dimitris Christides: Drums
Nedyalko Nedyalkov: Kaval