Eva Salina, Free concert
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Free. Outdoors. Fresh. Possessing a sumptuous voice and supple sense of rhythm, Santa Cruz-reared, Brooklyn-based Eva Salina is a groundbreaking interpreter of Balkan Romani songs. Mentored by some of the greatest living Balkan musicians, she's attained a deeply informed and passionately felt repertoire of Romani tunes and vintage Balkan pop songs. Last year she released the breakthrough Lema Lema, a brass-laden tribute to Romani legend Saban Bajramovic. She performs in a duo with Peter "Perica" Stan, a Serbian/Romanian Roma accordionist known for his playful innovation and soulful, intuitive improvisations. Together they create a welcoming space where joy and sorrow seamlessly coexist, with mournful ballads nestling gently among songs of celebration. Part of YBG Festival's Thursday Lunchtime series. For our full summer schedule, visit www.ybgfestival.org.