TATCHO DROM stage a vibrant show packed full of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Tatcho Drom means ‘True Journey’, in Rromanes, the language of Romany Gypsies and this motif is carried in each performance. Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redžepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks and the humour of Emir Kusturica. Tatcho Drom’s sound is guaranteed to lure listeners into a world of pain and joy, delivering an exciting and memorable performance.
TATCHO DROM are considered one of the UK’s leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music. Their broad repertoire includes traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans as well as band leader's Gundula Stojanova Gruen’s own original compositions their performance arrangements are vibrant and delicate, with subtle elements of baroque, jazz and Latin tied in. telling mysterious stories of both the travels and of the people behind the music.
The full 5-piece line-up includes violin/vocals, guitar, accordion, cello and percussion. A slimmer ensemble is the STRING TRIO of Tatcho Drom
“A Gypsy consommé with a satanic pulse” – Garth Cartwright, Froots Magazine
Past performances include the main stages of
Rhythm of the World and Crawley Festivals,
The Purcell Room, The Union Chapel as well as
intimate, un-plugged performances at the
Canterbury Festival and other unusual venues.
Tatcho Drom also deliver workshops in Balkan and Eastern European music. The workshops include singing, percussion, music and dance.