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Monday, May 28, 2012

Hidden Legacy (Folk Sounds Records)

A touch of Appalachian spring can sometimes be heard amid the Balkan melancholy, wiry rhythms and whirling dance steps of Harmonia. The Cleveland band, founded by third-generation American Walt Mahovlich of Hungarian-Croatian heritage...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Choban Elektrik

If Weather Report had blown in from the Eastern bloc, they might have sounded something like Choban Elektrik. On their new CD, the New York band infuses a slippery, shifting fusion sound with distinctly Balkan, east-of-the-Adriatic melodies....
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Serbian Lunch

Ilija’s Place (3701 E. Squire Ave.) is a former corner bar on a side street in Cudahy. It’s worth looking for. Inside is a friendly ethnic sensory overload with walls covered in icons, geometric patterned rugs, prints illustrating Serbian history and musical instruments. Most lunches (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) are $11 or less...

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