DOBRILA GRASESKA vocal
ALEKSANDRA KUZMAN violin
DORIAN JOVANOVIC ud
BOSKO MANGAROVSKI kanoon
FILIP KRSTEVSKI goblet drum, daf, tambourine
Chalgia Sound System is a Macedonian music group focused on performance of chalgia music. The purpose of the band is to keep alive the richness of the Macedonian music heritage and the many forms of chalgia. The group takes the Chalgia music expression as a basis for contemporary music creation, in the spirit of the old tradition. Chalgia Sound System was formed in 2008. It was preceded by the “Kaldrma” music project, a collaboration that featured some of CSS current members, and which initiated wider revival of the almost forgotten chalgia music in Macedonia. Audiences have witnessed Chalgia Sound System’s sincere expression and the universal power of chalgia music on many occasions. The group released its debut album in 2009.