The Nightingale Trio brings Eastern European folk music to Minnesota

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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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