Eva Salina and Peter Stan | Serbian, Roma, and Jewish Songs
Homegrown Concerts from the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM
How to watch...
You can interact with the artist via text chat exclusively on Facebook during and immediately after the premiere:
California-grown, Brooklyn-based Eva Salina is a groundbreaking interpreter of Balkan songs. Raised in the US Balkan Diaspora, Eva's mentors are some of the greatest living Balkan musicians. Eva's duo partner, Peter “Perica” Stan, is a Serbian/Romanian Roma accordionist known for his playful innovation and soulful, intuitive improvisations. In their collaboration, Eva Salina & Peter Stan pick up and continue an interrupted legacy of empowered female voices in Serbian and Romani (gypsy) music. Amplifying voices of past generations of musicians, Eva & Peter employ tenderness, grace, passion and a commitment to keeping these songs alive and evolving, while inspiring and teaching young people in the Balkans and the Balkan diaspora to participate in their own living traditions. Eva & Peter performed in the 2019 Homegrown series. Their 2020 performance will include some material sourced from AFC’s archival collections.
A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the 2020 concerts will stream on the American Folklife Center’s Facebook page, Wednesdays from June 24-September 30. Artists will be present in the chat area to say hello and answer questions during the concert and for a few minutes after it ends. Video will also be posted online here and on the Library of Congress YouTube channel. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.