Folk & World

Valia Calda

Part of Friday Lunch

Delve into the rhythmic flow of this improv-style Greek folk group. Valia Calda was formed in London by Thodoris and Nikos Ziarkas. The five-piece band combine their mutual interest for composing music, drawing influences from Greek folk tradition and free improvisation.

Each member adds their unique touch to explore the group’s musical boundaries collectively. Valia Calda have performed at Royal Albert Hall as part of BBC Proms Late, EFG London Jazz Festival and Cambridge Jazz Festival, among others.

The members of the band include:

James Allsopp bass clarinet
Sam Warner trumpet and flugelhorn
Nikos Ziarkas guitar/electronics
Gaspar Sena drums
Thodoris Ziarkas double bass

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Royal Festival Hall
Central Bar Foyer, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall