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The MEHANATONES! perform urban and village dance music from the Balkans & Anatolia. Like the working Chalgia orchestras of the last century, we perform a wide variety of dance tunes from the many ethnic groups living throughout these regions. Our sets include fasils; suites incorporating classical Ottoman and folk repertoire utilizing typical Ottoman Turkish instrumentation of Ney, Oud & Dajre. You will also hear Slavic & Greek repertoire from the rural villages of Macedonia, Bulgaria & northern Greece performed on Gajda, Kaval, Tambura & Tupan. You may also experience urban Greek Rebetika performed on Bouzouki & Baglama as well as comparitively modern Rom (Gypsy), Serbian & Macedonian dances performed on Accordion, Frula, Darabuka & Electric Guitar.

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