Macedonian and Balkan Folk Music

Xti Proffitt

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Xti Proffitt is an American who has come to Balkan music after years of playing percussion and singing all over the world, including Scotland, Greece, Wales, and Mexico. She has focused on many styles of percussion, including Turkish, Egyptian, Afro-Haitian, Afro-Cuban, West African, and for the last many years, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Greek, and Romanian. Xti is also a singer of many styles, and currently she performs with the Dunava Balkan Women's Choir. When she is not performing or traveling, she is working hard to complete her master's degree in mental health counseling, with a focus on drama therapy.