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Fiery Balkan brass, irresistible beats, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! America’s #1 brass band for Balkan-Soul-Funk. These nine musicians pump the sounds of life through a Balkan brass filter, reimagining the tradition while making new music out of immigration, integration, and ingenuity. Whether live, on television or radio worldwide, this dynamic brass/percussion ensemble is recognized for superior virtuosity blended with a huge helping of spontaneous fun.
The group’s longstanding residency at Barbes, one of Brooklyn’s coolest venues, is a hot ticket for music fans from around the globe. In over a decade of touring North America, Europe, and beyond, SSP! has performed everywhere from Serbian schoolyards to prison courtyards, Turkish palaces to Russian baths, the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall to the Chicago Jazz Festival and from Amsterdam to Zimbabwe.
The group’s most recent recording SSP! Plays Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite (Ropeadope) is their sixth album and has been called “a manifesto on cultural boundaries, historical lineage and how they play into individual creativity” by The Wall Street Journal.
Slavic Soul Party! Plays Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite, Ropeadope Records – 2017
New York Underground Tapes, Barbès Records – 2012
Taketron, Barbès Records – 2009
Remixed, Barbès Records – 2008
Teknochek Collision, Barbès Records – 2007
Bigger, Barbès Records – 2005
In Makedonija, Barbès Records – 2002