January 30, 2015
West Philadelphia Orchestra is the name of a big band of professional local musicians who got their start playing folk music and traditional Romanian, Macedonian and Bulgarian tunes. Now they mix Eastern European sounds with jazz, punk rock and classical to create original music. They're all about stirring up a great time and getting people together, and refer to themselves as a "village band."
Every first Thursday of the month, WPO plays a big set at Underground Arts which they call a Balkan Dance Party - and they mean it. Doors open at 9 p.m. and they play for four hours, so be prepared to dance!