Bucharest Drinking Team

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2010-2017 RIP

Bucharest Drinking Team started in the winter of 2010 as a one-time pickup team of Balkan musicians from across the Northwest who convened in Seattle for a single event. Both the audience and musicians had such a good time that another round was called for. And another, and another…

Our music is one part folk tunes, re-orchestrated for our boisterous ensemble, and one part reconstructions in traditional styles of brass music from the Balkan region. We learned some songs directly from master musicians from–and in–the Balkans, and some are re-workings of American pop music in a Balkan style. Yet other tunes are completely original. We just can’t contain our enthusiasm about bringing the music over to the States and sharing it with friends.

Please enjoy some music below, and thank you everyone for the wild ride and years of love and support!