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BALKAN TRANSIT was formed in 1988 in Aarhus, Denmark. The group consists of: Gunner Byskov (E-bass, backing vocal), Poul B. Berg (tambura), Lotte Kielberg (accordion, backing vocal), Bjarne A. Kofoed (vocal, backing vocal, tupan, tambourine, percussion), Simon Leunbach (kaval, backing vocal). The musicians of the group are well acquainted with Bulgarian folklore and their arrangements are extremely interesting. What they strive for when they perform is not only to preserve the folk atmosphere, but also to add their own experience and emotion. Simon Leunbach's songs based on traditional texts are especially interesting in this respect. Being familiar with Bulgarian language and Bulgarian music, he has succeeded in creating amazing melodies.
Since 1993 BALKAN TRANSIT has built up strong and friendly ties with several of Bulgaria's finest musicians and singers. First and foremost the famous kaval player Stoyan Velichkov, and the two guest soloists of this album Yanka Rupkina and Manol Mihailov. These connections have led to joint concerts and festival performances both in Bulgaria and Denmark, TV- and radio shows in Bulgaria, and recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio.