Hijaz, based in Connecticut, is a band without borders, playing and singing folk dance music from a variety of cultures with an emphasis on Balkan traditions. The music features driving rhythms and haunting modal melodies, sure to raise your spirits and get your toes tapping.

Hijaz performs for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and international folk dance parties. For libraries, senior residences, and schools, we can present a one-hour musical tour of the Balkans, with a PowerPoint slide show of photos from Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
(The word "Hijaz" is the name of an Arabic scale much used in music from the Near East and the Balkans.)
Core members are:
Debby Szajnberg - voice, violin, dumbek, tapan
Carrie Crompton - hammered dulcimer, accordion, tambura, voice, bass
David Schonfeld - clarinet, oboe, guitar, bass, voice
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