What They Say

What They Say

“Ansambl Mastika embodies authentic Balkan sound with fresh new styling in their energetic and original compositions. The show was infectious! The band members are absolutely lovely professionals who I’d be proud to work with again.”
-Hillary McAndrew Plate, Sr. Mgr.
Meet the Artist & Community Programming,
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

“[Ansambl Mastika] is something beyond mesmerizing: ecstatic, powerful and danceable as hell.”
-Lucid Culture,

“‘Gde si, Bre?’ simmers like a well-seasoned stew . . . is laced with fun, filled with good dance tunes and is one of the more enjoyable efforts of 2006.”
-Steve Ramsey, General Manager
KBCS 91.3FM, Community Radio

“I would heartily recommend ‘Gde si, Bre?’ . . . It is very danceable, has a lot of energy and maintains the funkiness of Balkan brass bands without sacrificing accuracy and style.”
-John Uhlemann,
Board Member, East European Folklife Center,
Co-host of ‘Music from the Hills’ at KDHX (kdhx.org), St Louis, MO

“[Ansambl Mastika] performs . . . with conviction and a sense of adventure. All of the musicians are top-notch . . . this album stands on fertile ground.”
-Robert Kaye
Global Rhythms Magazine

“Performance was very authentic, energetic and full of life. A solid ethnic choice for the festival.”
-Musikfest Programming Team

“Key members of the thriving local Balkan-music scene unite in Brooklyn’s Ansambl Mastika.”
-Time Out New York