The West Philadelphia Orchestra

Balkan and East-European Brass Band with Petia Zamfirova, vocalist

Saturday September 29, 2018 - 7:30pm


"This is the absolute best Balkan Band in the country!” – Jawnville“
This one million-member Balkan folk music monster is the only band in Philadelphia that can make you dance till you drop using solely acoustic instruments. A horn section, percussion section, tuba, sax, traditional vocals – this is by far one of the most energetic acts in the city.”
– Get Lucid
“Labeling the group as just a Balkan-influenced band is a gross misrepresentation. Their catalog has layers of influences that synthesize gospel, klezmer, techno, funk, jazz, hip-hop and even dub. Bulgarian, Serbian and Romani languages are incorporated into vocalist Petia Zamfirova’s lyrics. Despite a sizable portion of the crowd likely not understanding the various languages of the southeastern Europe region, there always seems to be a supernatural synergy between them and the band.”
– JUMP Philly

“As soon as the concert ended, there was a unanimous understanding that your show was the best we have seen all year. All the campers are already chomping at the bit to have you guys back next year and I for one agree with them. Everyone absolutely loved it. So, from all of us here at the farm, thank you again.” – Wesley Bogan, Appel Farm Arts and Music Center.