Dunav today -- the present line-up
When Dunav celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, it was comprised of: Narendra Kotiyan (drums, frula, kaval, bass), Geoff Sole (clarinet, bass), Dragan Miletić (accordion), Brian Dowsett (guitar), Caroline Thomas (accordion), Oliver Baldwin (bass, tamboura, tamburitsa), Dominic Coltman (violin), Cahit Baylav (violin) and Çiǧdem Aslan (singer).
We are happy that Naren, one of Dunav's founder members, was still a member after half a century. It is a proud connection to the origins of a pioneer group reponsible for introducing this country to the delights of Balkan music. Time has caught up with Naren and he moved into a care home in north London in September 2016 where he is beautifully looked after. Dunav played there on his birthday that year. Naren drummed and sang, and the carers from eastern Europe were delighted to dance to us playing their folk music.
Click on the faces and you will be taken to the story of how they got involved with Dunav.
(Still under preparation.)