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Macedonia’s Band Baklava to Hold Concert in Skopje   
25 February 2009 | The Macedonian ethno band Baklava will hold a promotional concert of its second album, Kalemar, in Skopje’s Universal Hall at 8:30pm on Sunday.

The album, which was released in October of 2008, is the group’s second one after the 2006 Baklava. But since the latter was a concert one, Kalemar is their first studio album.

Out of the 14 tracks on Kalemar, 11 were composed by the band and three are traditional Macedonian songs. The band members Elena Hristova (vocals), Deyan Sibinovski (def and percussions), Nikola Nikolov (tambura) and Vladimir Martinovksi (bas tambura and xaphoon) were joined in the album’s creation by guest musicians, including Deyan Teodosievski (cello), Erhan Shukri (violin) Aleksandar Stamatov (tambura) and the string quartet Quartet.

The Baklava band, as the Vest newspaper reported when their second album was released, is considered among Macedonia’s most original music ensembles. It manages to give Macedonia’s traditional and ethno music a contemporary and modern twist.

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