Danubius presents Eastern European and Balkan music to San Francisco Bay Area audiences ranging from restaurant patrons to folk dancers. The traditional forms of the music are preserved, and at the same time given new life with their arrangements and interpretation. This isn't "world music," some mish-mosh poured out of a blender. A Danubius performance combines hard-driving Southern Romanian tunes, Hungarian Gypsy restaurant favorites, Bulgarian dances and Macedonian melodies, juxtaposed to make a tapestry of sound while preserving the character of each distinct musical style. The band's name comes from the river Danube, which winds through and around most of the countries whose music we play: Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia.