Balkan body music
Alice in WonderBand is a duo of performers bringing together world music and odd beats from the Balkans with body music and body percussion. Ana Vrbaški and Marko Dinjaški are performing on stage in theaters and concerts and are a couple in life living in nature, near Fruška gora National park.
Their unique lifestyle brings music in connection with the body and nature. Performances are vibrating and rhythmic, powerful and energetic, a crossroads of dance, stage movement and music. Deep, primordial experience takes the audience on a journey through the Balkans as well as to the depths of the being. Performers create a singing and clapping community with the audience, feeling rooted, grounded and inspired.
The band performs songs in eleven languages, around Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Turkey etc) and the ex-Yugoslav region. They prove that in the eternally stormy Balkan area there is a unity through culture, music, movement, which brings understanding and reconciliation. They are currently in the MOST Balkan Music Export program.
Alice in WonderBand perform at big stages (they performed at A to Jazz festival in Sofia and Balkan:MOST festival in Veszprem for thousands of people) as well as smaller, with backing tracks or acoustic.
Debut album RikaTaka, New Balkan Rhythm is released by a German label CPL Music and was at the seventh place in World Music Charts Europe in December 2022. Album is a union of different genres, acoustic and electronic music, tradition and contemporary artist expression. Rooted in Balkan music tradition and irregular rhythms it makes Western heart skip a beat and synchronize it to more primordial sounds of body music. Songs from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Moldavia, Greece, Turkey, Albania, Kosovo, even Hungary, offer a wide palette of sounds and rhythms.