29 Apr 2017

Babushka's Balkan Banquet

From RNZ Music, 1:45 pm on 29 April 2017

Kirsten Johnstone gets the recipe for Babushka's Borscht with Wellington Balkan brass band Niko Ne Zna.

Niko Ne Zna

Niko Ne Zna Photo: supplied

Niko Ne Zna are a Wellington Balkan brass band who get dancefloors jumping as soon as they take the stage. They pack out gigs around the country, and have just done their first shows in Australia. The nine piece had three songs on the soundtrack to Taika Waititi’s vampire spoof ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ and played at the premiere.

They release their new album Babushka’s Balkan Banquet on Friday at the Croatian Cultural Society clubrooms – and it’s a dinner and a show kind of affair, so come with an empty belly – Niko Ne Zna take their food as seriously as their music.

Kirsten Johnstone gets the recipe for Babushka’s Borscht. 

Babushka’s Balkan Banquet is out on Friday April 28th.

Music details

Artist: Niko Ne Zna
Song: Babushka’s Borscht, Cecil’s Long Walk, Party Party Party, Opa Cupa, Rabbit Hole
Composer: Niko Ne Zna
Album: Babushka’s Balkan Banquet
Label:  Private

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