photo by Stefan Iwaskewycz
Scenic Route

Orkestar Bez Ime brings Balkan music to North Shore

Orkestar Bez Ime is a long-running band from the Twin Cities focusing on the many cultures and traditional music styles of the Balkan peninsula in Eastern Europe. From Ukrainian to Serbian to Romanian folk songs, as well as those of the Romani people, the group brings to life the music of a region rich with culture and history in energetic performances. Four members of the band, Natalie Nowytski (vocals) , Scott Keever (guitar), Katrina Mundinger (clarinet) and Colleen Bertch (violin), join Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about their music, including how scales and rhythms they play differ from music our ears may be used to.