Besarabia was formed in 2013 when three musicians with very different backgrounds and styles came together in Valencia. The concept of the group is to create a journey through the large array of music from the Balkans and the Mediterranean, highlighting this area where over the centuries east and west have met and joined together.
With an exquisite selection of dances and traditional compositions arranged by Besarabia in their unique style the public never fails to be surprised and enchanted by their live performances.
Besarabia has played at numerous renowned festivals in Spain: “Espai Mediterrani” del MuVIM (2014, Valencia), Festival L’Horta Nord Folk (2015 Rocafort, Valencia), “Nits al Claustre”(2015, Castellón), Feslida Festival,(2015) “Música i Paraules” (2016, La Vall d’Uixó, Castellón), Festival Músiques del Món (2016, L’Eliana, Valencia), C.C. La Beneficiència (València, 2016), Mostra Viva del Mediterrani (Palau de la Música de València, 2016), Castilla Folk, (Burgos, 2017), Poborina Folk (Teruel, 2017), Fesmon (Moncada, 2017), Etnomusic Tardor (València, 2017). In 2016 Besarabia won two first prizes in prestigious folk competitions: Burgos Raíz y Evolución and Urdufolk. Festivals 2018: Xàbia Folk (Xàbia, Alacant 2018), Cartagena Folk (Cartagena, Murcia 2018), XVII Festival Danzas sin Fronteras (Toledo) and Nits a l’Ermita (Castellón).