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Malini Chidzey -Violin

Peter Marjanovic - Piano accordion

Colette Mortreux - Clarinet

Ben O'Loghlin - Double bass

Josh Arent - Guitar

Matt Stonehouse - Percussion

Over the last decade there has been a worldwide explosion of bands playing Gypsy and Eastern European folk Music. Full of energy, passion and rhythmic drive this music has become highly contagious.

Babaganoush combines the best Gypsy and Balkan Music from Eastern Europe to tantalise you with their spicy melodies and hot rhythms. Their warm, sensuous and intoxicating sounds will have you all mesmerised. From the Spiegeltent to Europe's liveliest bars Babaganoush have ventured the world music circuit in full swing. Exuberant, authentic and heartfelt, the band has an organic beauty that is rare and unforgettable.

In 2007 the band toured Europe and took France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Holland by storm. They are popular in Melbourne's most intimate and liveliest bars and cafes.

Seamlessly they cover many traditions with their own authentic touch. Gypsy Classics are magically fused with, traditional Greek songs, Balkan folk music (from Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria) and Russian dance tunes, to create a smattering concoction of Eastern European Music.

"Hugely talented.....leaves you hungering for more" Trad & Now 2007 (Australian folk music magazine)

Babaganoush have featured in festivals such as The Melbourne Festival "Spiegeltent" 2006, National Folk Festival 2007, Maldon Folk Festival 2007, Cygnet Folk Festival 2008 and Darebin Music Feast 2006-2009. They continue to play in music festivals around Australia, various concerts, bars, cafes, weddings, parties, classical style concerts, dance collaborations, benefit concerts and private functions. They have made several live appearances on various radio stations over the years. The 6 piece band is made up of, violin, clarinet, piano-accordion, double bass, percussion, guitar and voice.

Babaganoush's debut album Posthumous is available at Readings Carlton and Hawthorn, Last Record Store, Blue Moon Records, Underbelly and other quality Music Stores. In 2008 they recorded their second album "Lyubov" which is also available from the same stores mentioned above.

Please listen to some music samples here - http://www.myspace.com/babaganoushinfo

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