About us

Baklava is a music group, and their first official concert was in 2005. Having remade traditional songs, as well as producing their own, this band made a specific, acoustic and minimalist sound of World music. Like a quartet, and in the Macedonian language, the word Baklava seemed like the perfect choice for a name, not only used as a term for the Turkish sweet, but also synonymous to "Rhombus", the perfect geometric shape, or the hazard "Diamond". At the same time, "baklava" is a common symbol in the Macedonian tradition, representing equality, a blend of different cultures in art, and the four sides of the world.


Baklava had three different albums, from traditional to world music, covers and author's, fusion from many kinds of music on various languages...The first album is entitled after the band. While “Baklava” is live album, the second one “Kalemar” is studio-made and composed by the band. In their latest album "Me mankas mucho" (I miss you so much) you’ll witness the intertwining of subtle melodies and melodic languages of different nations, cultures and religions. After many performances, albums, several music videos, their own documentary, they have couple songs in soundtrack of a movie from Macedonia, "The Third Half".

Usually, on the stage you can see Elena Hristova (vocals), Dejan Sibinovski (daf), Dejan Teodosievski (cello) and Gjorgji Klincharov (tambura).


Baklava were in Denmark, Spain, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Romania, Turkey, Serbia, Italy... And they will continue to explore strange new worlds, to bodly go where no delight has gone before.