Don Kipper

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Don Kipper are an ensemble led by the formidable Greek-Serbian singer Dunja Botic. Driven by an explosive rhythm section they create a powerful sound drawing from modern electronic Romani club music and bone-deep rural folk traditions. Together, their unique sound has become both a blazing homage to the folk cultures they love, and a fresh take on global dance music.

From their beginning in 2013 Don Kipper have always been propelled by the deeply rooted music traditions of the Balkans and Mediterranean, today, they are super-charging these traditions with their own original songs, steeping their music in heavy Electronic grooves, elastic Disco Basslines and splashes of Psychedelic Synth Funk.

Their latest album ‘Always Can’t Go On Forever’ pushes all these musical elements to the limit to meet the moment, a collection of politically charged, fiery original songs, a message wrapped in powerful sounds both ancient and futuristic, at once rooted in music that has moved people for generations, yet reaching for something glitteringly modern.

Since 2013, Don Kipper have performed as the BBC Introducing act at WOMAD released their first three albums, been featured on BBC Radio 3 and the BBC World Service, played European Tours, and won the titles of both the Moshe Beregovski Award for best Klezmer Newcomers and World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands.