25th January Balkan Roast at the Russet


at 18:00–23:00

3 days from now · 8°C/6°C Partly Cloudy

The Russet

Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT London, United Kingdom


Colomboloco (live): Gypsy // Spanish // Italian // Ska
DJ Fred Balkayou: Balkan Swing Mashup // Electro Swing // Balkan Beats // Swing House
Saeeda Kasym (dancer): Bellydance // Gypsy dance

Roasts with a Balkan twist, Rakija shots and Balkan beats blend together with live music & dancing at the Russet. ♬


Colomboloco: Colomboloco are the most fun you can have in London with or without your clothes on. Prepare yourself for a blitz of eccentric theatricality, wild gypsy beats, virtuoso fingerwork, wanton genre-mixing, lunatic dancing and inexplicable outfits. The devil has 5 new souls on his roster and we invite you to join them in the inferno!

Colomboloco’s show blends fast & furious folk beats from across Europe with classical opera, American swing, ska, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and chart pop in an epic journey around the globe worthy of Colombus himself. The band’s musicians hail from Italy and Spain, performing in their own languages and also in English, French, Hebrew and Russian.


DJ Fred Balkayou: Dj/Producer Based in Brixton, London created several Club Nights such as “Little Sounday”, “Balkan Sonik”, “Balkan Bebop” and recently “Caravan Cairo”. During the past 20 years he’s developed and perfected his own personal sound and style as a DJ.
He likes telling stories with his tunes and loves taking people away into a journey of different contrats, colours and intensity. Master of the dance floor or lounge bar alike.
His sound?? Think of Eastern European, Swing, Arabic, Dub & Oriental influences with the cutting edge sounds of modern electronic beats of all kinds.
Fred Balkayou has played on the sides of Caravan Palace, Balkan Beat Box, Shantel, Mahala Rai Banda, Gypsy Hill, The Destroyers, and played at most major UK festival such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Glade, Lovebox, Chrysalid and many more…


Saeeda Kasym (dancer): Bellydance instructor, performer and choreographer, Saeeda Kasym, along with some of her students, will mesmerise you with their elegant balkan & gypsy dance moves.


Roasts will be served in the dining area until 8pm, while our bar will be stocked up with Tsipouro and Rakija. Everything’s done to make this Sunday evening special for you. So come early, feast and then at 6pm join us in a Balkan World of live music, dancing, shots and fun. Heavy black heart


modern // european // flavours
Dine before you dance
Hackney Downs Studios
Amhurst Terrace
E8 2BT


Doors 6 – 11pm
£3 Entry


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