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December 2022 #23 - Top 40 for Balkan Influence Baildub (track)
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Photo by: BAiLdSA
Photo by: BAiLdSA
Photo by: BAiLdSA
Photo by: BAiLdSA
Photo by: BAiLdSA
Photo by: BAiLdSA
Baildsa is a group based in Thessaloniki, Greece, that combines Balkan sounds and gypsy melodies with a post-punk aesthetic. The name comes from the Turkish word "bayılmak" (to faint), which is widely used in villages in the Balkans, also with similar meanings such as fed up, sick of, etc. The original idea came in 2007 by Thanos and Yiannis Gountanos, who soon formed the group, and a year later started their first concerts. Since then, Baildsa has appeared with fury at festivals, music halls, bars, venues, and streets with excess energy and power, without teeth. The style of the band progressively modified, grafting new elements from ska, reggae, and rap into the already existing Balkan gypsy punk background, resulting in the present composition with: Thanos Gountanos/guitar, Yiannis Gountanos/drums, Dimitris Havlidis/trumpet, Yiannis Ioannidis/bass, Yiannis Vamvakas/accordion. Their first CD, "United States of Balkans," was released in October 2011. The band has so far performed in Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Albania, and Bulgaria and had the opportunity to share the stage with Kultur Shock and Manu Chao. This period, Baildsa just released their 2nd album entitled "Zvarna.
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