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Municipale Balcanica + Op SA + Malaka
February 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm£5 – £8
MUNICIPALE BALCANICA was founded in 2003 by Nico Marziale, Paolo Scagliola and Raffaele Piccolomini. The band became a not for profit group, with the purpose of sharing Eastern European music with the world! Their music is a profound synthesis between world music and the radical, typical sound of their homeland, in Southern Italy.
Debut release “Fòua” became famous worldwide thanks to the absolutely original and unconventional editions of traditional yiddish: “Folk World” magazine described MB’s version of “Hava Nagila” as “the best in a thousand versions recorded in last thirty years”. The MB’s approach to ancient melodies is peculiar and distinctive, due to the different musical backgrounds that each musician has brought to the band. The whole brass section – that’s the real core of MB – learned to play their instruments as children in the traditional typically Italian “banda” of their town. As well the rhythm section, the band has a rock and jazz-oriented appeal. And jazz has a very important role in the arrangement and live attitude of MB, making the Eastern and exotic tunes and solos more frantic and passionate..
“Brilliant, shining, powerful and inspired” (Il Mucchio Review February 2009).
OP SA! Biography
Op Sa! Balkan Band are a fiery bunch of musicians who use the roots of the Serbian Kolo and the Turkish Čoček to create their own passionate brand of Balkan music. With repertoire from Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and the Romani Culture alongside a growing anthology of original songs, Op Sa! have played in such prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra, supported top bands such as Serbian band KAL and the Turbans, and worked alongside producers Gypsy Hill.
Boasting a fine 12-piece big band, the traditional brass section is coupled with clarinets, sax, electric guitars and drum set to create the band’s mesmerizing modern sound. Op Sa! have that rare ‘wild beat,’ and they are bound to show you how to party!
https://soundcloud.com/dr-malaka – The Doctor has the medicine, at the correct dose!