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Opa Cupa + Baro Drom Orkestar + DJ Jon Bongly
October 14, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - October 15, 2016 @ 2:00 am£5 – £8
Opa Cupa is a musical experience from Salento that has been gracing prestigious stages throughout Europe and the US for 20 years. Their artistic project is characterised by the search of the musical repertoire of the Balkans, intersecting with the sounds of jazz and those typical of the musical tradition of southern Italy, resulting in something totally new and original.
Opa Cupa is the music that overlooks the Mediterranean, is located on the beaches of Salento in winter, it is the sea that separates our land from those that look out on the other side, is the despair facing crossings of hope, the bodies lost in the same sea that welcomes summer and refreshes. In their music the confluence of different people becomes the sincere expression of a colourful and unique regional culture, where Balkan sounds, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern blend to those typical of the musical tradition of Southern Italy to create an anthology of Afro-Balkan-jazz really exciting, original and nuanced.
Over the years, the explosive band led by Cesare Dell’Anna, has nurtured dynamic experimentation. The heart of Opa Cupa is in fact the continuous desire to experiment and get rich musically through the fearless exploration of new sound paths.
Baro Drom Orkestar is an explosive and exciting group coming from Florence (Italy) that combines tradition and innovation in the so-called “Power Gypsy Dance”. They mix Klezmer, Armenian, Balkan music and Pizzica from Salento (Apulia) with an unconventional ensemble: electric violin with effects, accordion, electric double-bass and modified drums.
Most of songs are original compositions and even the traditional tunes are re-arranged with their typical “power-world-dance” sound.
The last album is called “GENAU!”and it has been published by the label “Musicastrada Records”. “GENAU!” is an an explosive mix to make everybody dance from the first note to the last. During the last 3 years they’ve played more than 500 live sets and sold more than 4,000 records!
A Magic Garden regular and with good reason, DJ Jon Bongly specialises in feelgood beats and retro remix – phenomenal sounds from electro swing, pulsing techno & wriggling tropical rhythms.
We are open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour from 5-7pm!