Baklava is a World Music band formed in 2004 in Skopje, which builds specific sounds of World music. They play, travel, explore strange new worlds and boldly go where no sweet pastry has gone before. So far, the band recorded and published 4 albums of world music, sang in various languages and now they are recording a new material, which should be published by the end of 2022.
Current lineup of the band consists of:
Elena Hristova – vocals;
Sibo – percussion;
Timko Cicakovski – kanun;
Petar Hristov – clarinet;
Vladimir Stojcevski – acoustic bass.
Beside many concerts at home, Baklava had live appearances in: Denmark, Spain, France, Germany, Czech, Belgium, Romania, Turkey, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia…
Baklava participated in the soundtracks of the feature films “Third Half” and “The Golden Five” and they also appear in both movies.
In the Macedonian language, the word Baklava seemed like the perfect choice for a name of the band, not only used as a term for the Turkish sweet, but also synonymous to Rhombus, the perfect geometric shape, or the hazard “Diamond”. Baklava is a symbol representing equality, a blend of different cultures and the four sides of the world.