SPECIALISING in bringing rare or lost traditional Balkan music back to life, Paprika will be heading to rural Dorset next spring to spice up the music scene.

The band will be giving three performances as part of a new programme of events organised by Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

Featuring She’Koyok’s Zivorad Nikolic on accordion, Vladimir Strkalj on guitar, Marko Tesic on violin and Rastko Rasic on percussion, Paprika’s brand of music is described as a fusion of eastern European, Balkan, gypsy and classical music. in a whirlwind performance of frenzied virtuosity”

Artsreach co-director, Yvonne Gallimore said: “Accordionist Zivorad has been to Dorset in several sell out Artsreach tours as part of She’Koyokh, and so we are extremely excited to welcome him back with another acclaimed world music group.”

Paprika released their eponymous album in 2011 and have performed all over the world, from New Zealand to Japan, including Womad and Glastonbury festivals and prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

To see Paprika perform live at Langton Matravers on Saturday, January 20 call 01929 423834 or at Tarrant Gunville on Sunday, January 21, call 01258 830361.

Full details and tickets are also available from the website Artsreach.co.uk