Baba Yaga's Stew

This trio of women brew up a pot of bubbling tunes and boiling improvisations, inspired by sounds from all over the world and rooted in American contra dance music. Lucia Thomas, on fiddle, oud, and banjo; Dianna Davis, on accordion, clarinet, and piano; and Janet Cramer on percussion kit. Their repertoire spans from Bulgaria to Peru, Thailand to South Africa. With fiery melodies, savory grooves, and sultry voices these ladies will share stories and songs from afar, celebrating the brilliance of traditional cultures and the passion of creation.

 
The mission of Baba Yaga's Stew is to research, record, and perform music of many traditional dance genres. They aim to educate audiences of the social context of the songs in order to make traditional music more accessible and to increase curiosity in and connection to the people from those countries.

You can now pre-order Baba Yaga's Stew's first album! Contact Dianna to order. 

Baba Yaga's Stew at the Folk Roots Festival in Urbana, IL

Baba Yaga's Stew at the Folk Roots Festival in Urbana, IL