Last night at St Peter's hall in Paekakariki the Eastern European / gypsy-style orchestra The Balkanistas played up a storm for a loyal Kapiti crowd, treating the audience to a range of songs from the former Yugoslavia, Greek and Roma traditions. It was great, high-tempo party music; I particularly liked how even the ballads sneakily turned into roaring knees-ups. Will definitely be keeping an eye out for their gigs in future. The short video below is from mid-song, and clearly shows where the Ting Tings got their inspiration for Shut Up & Let Me Go.
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