Balval is a lively young string-driven Paris-based band inspired by Eastern European Gypsy / Roma music but with many other elements in the mix. The band's debut CD Blizzard Boheme (Whaling City Sound) features original arrangements of traditional songs - but Balval is now developing an original repertoire as
well, often creating musical accompaniments to poems by contemporary Roma writers. This live session was recorded right before Balval kicked off its US-debut inter-borough NYC tour.
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