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Balkan gypsy musicians come to Stroud's music centre
Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos
Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos perform all over the world

A sextet of Balkan gypsy musicians is on its way to Stroud.

Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos are set to perform at the town's arts centre and music venue, The Space, on Friday, 26 February, 2010.

The gig has been organised by Lotte Lyster and Miles Connolly from The Prince Albert Inn, in partnership with bosses at The Space.

Miles said: "We really like what we've heard and felt their Balkan gypsy style was right for Stroud."

Miles said they had discovered the band through his family connections.

He said: "My father runs Span Arts in Wales and we often share bands.

"We get a good band, they go up there, and if he gets a good band, they come down here."

'No boundaries'

Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos is made up of travelling musicians from different parts of the globe, including Argentina, France and Italy.

"Stroud will be the last date of our tour," said Alejandro.

"It has been quite an experience these last couple of weeks travelling through the Welsh countryside and meeting and partying with the local people, who welcomed us with open hearts.

"This Friday will be our first visit to Stroud, and we plan to give it all we have. Dance you will..."

They all bring together their backgrounds and experiences in a "celebration of music with no regional boundaries".

The Space, in Lansdown, will open at 8pm on the night.

Tickets, priced at £10 per head, can be bought in advance from Kane's Records in Kendrick Street, Stroud.




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