The Nightingale Trio brings Eastern European folk music to Minnesota

Nila Bala, Rachel LaViola, and Sarah Larsson sing as the Nightingale Trio
From right, Nila Bala, Rachel LaViola, and Sarah Larsson sing as the Nightingale Trio in Studio M inside the Kling Public Media Center in St. Paul, Minn. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.
Evan Frost | MPR News

The Nightingale Trio is back in Minnesota and will perform at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis this weekend, Feb. 18.

The three members of the acapella group — Nila Bala, Rachel LaViola, and Sarah Larsson — met in 2009 at Yale University in a women's Slavic chorus. They perform music from folk traditions in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

To hear their interview with Marianne Combs use the audio player above.

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