Tim Eriksen - vocals, electric guitar / Donna Kwon - vocals, tambourine /
Rani Arbo - vocals, fiddle / Mirjana Lausevic- vocals, keyboards /
Peter Irvine - vocals,drums

Formed by MINJA LAUSEVIC, zabe i babe debuted at a Yale University symposium on music and politics in Eastern Europe. Since then, zabe i babe has been well received by audiences at festivals, clubs and Universities such as Dartmouth, Wesleyan, Harvard, the
Charter Oak Cultural Center, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

In her native Sarajevo, LAUSEVIC was a commentator on national Television, led Yu-Etno, a traditional Bosnian vocal group, and taught at the Music Academy of the University of Sarajevo. She has published numerous articles and radio interviews on various issues concerning music and politics in Bosnia.

The other band members, all professional musicians, have come to this music from a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds.

TIM ERIKSEN and PETER IRVINE are both founding members of Cordelia's Dad, who have produced numerous recordings and toured extensively throughout Europe and North America. In addition, ERIKSEN tours solo and with his vocal group Northampton Harmony. His formal training is in Carnatic (South Indian) music, and he holds an MA in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan U.

RANI ARBO is a songwriter, singer and instrumentalist best known for her work as a founding member of the bluegrass/swing band Salamander Crossing. She is the
most recent addition to ZABE I BABE.

DONNA KWON has performed as a vocalist/ percussionist at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), San Francisco's Asian American Jazz Festival, Stanford, and recently was a guest soloist with
the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. She recently completed a Ph.D in ethnomusicology at UC Berkley.

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