Rumelia Collective

Join Rumelia Collective and Santa Fe International Folk Dancers for an evening of live music and traditional dancing to celebrate the release of our new album Beneath Roses. Lessons will intersperse the evening. All ages welcome.

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 7-9:30 PM
Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Ticket Price: $10, children under 12 free, no presale tickets.

Rumelia Collective is delighted to fill the Oddfellows Hall with live music for an evening of Balkan folk dances with the Santa Fe International Folk Dancers.

Rumelia Collective is a group of musicians who love playing the music of the Balkans and Mideast, as well as many other musical styles from around the world. Members Nicolle Jensen, Willa Roberts, Sitara Schauer, and Alysha Shaw weave an intricate and mesmerizing blend of contemporary and traditional folk elements in their arrangements.

“Rumelia” comes from the word “Rumeli” meaning “Land of the Romans, a Turkish word used to describe the Southern Balkan region. The music is unique to the western ear in that it uses odd time signatures (e.g. 5/8, 718, 918, 11/8), close harmonies, as well as eastern scales and tonalities. Rumelia Collective’s core repertoire is derived from traditional and popular tunes of Albania, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Bulgaria, to name a few.