PAPRIKA: Described as “A must see!” by one of the world’s most prominent world music experts, a BBC presenter Cerys Matthews, Paprika is one of the UK’s leading Balkan music bands, known for their electrifying and energizing performances that immediately captivate a listener and lure them into the world of the Balkan music. Coming from unique educational and musical backgrounds ranging from traditional folk, over jazz and rock, to classical music, the band fuses together all these styles with the Balkan, Gypsy, and Eastern European music to create their own distinctive sound of whirlwind performance.

Miloš Milivojević – accordion
Živorad Nikolić – accordion
Vladimir Štrkalj – guitar
Rastko Rašić – drums
Marko Tešić – violin
Peter Bakaja – bass

“They won the crowd completely with their charm and virtuosity” The Independent

“Paprika (Serbia/Romania/UK) brought explosively charged Balkan sounds to the Ecotricity stage” Womad 2023

“Paprika – hot and fiery, lived up to their name, giving us a whirlwind tour of the Balkan countries, each piece becoming a firm favourite before being superseded by the next. Toe-tappingly good, with the audience whooping and cheering from the first note.” Cheltenham Festival

“The other wild new experience came courtesy of Paprika, a Balkan band that hyperventilates their tunes at an extremely vigorous pace, filled with extreme virtuosity, and unusually guitar-orientated. Band members have backgrounds in Serbia, Hungary and the UK. They also have an equally unusual twin-accordion front-line, for added duelling opportunities. ” All About Jazz

“Paprika’s critically acclaimed performance at the Songlines Encounters Festival at Kings Place caused quite a stir with one audience member in particular, classical superstar Nigel Kennedy being “knocked out” by what he heard.” Simon Broughton, Songlines Magazine



Doors open 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited, and available on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!