She is an accomplished lecturer and a collector of oral histories. Raised in the U.S. Balkan diaspora, Brooklyn-based Eva Salina is a groundbreaking interpreter of Balkan songs. Eva’s duo partner, Peter “Perica” Stan, is a New York City-based, Serbian/Romanian Roma accordionist known for his playful innovation and soulful, intuitive improvisations.
Amplifying voices of past generations of musicians, Salina and Stan 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. Si Kahn has worked for over 45 years as a musician as well as a civil rights, labor and community organizer.