Slavic Soul Party
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00PM
SSP! pumps a strong Balkan brass sound through the filter of life in New York’s outer boroughs, making new music out of the unplanned results of immigration, proximity, and globalization. Over the past 15 years, the band has released seven full-length albums and toured in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Turkey, and Zimbabwe. From pashas’ palaces to dive bars, Carnegie Hall to Serbian schoolyards, festival stages to prison courtyards, the band has built an international following, and their tunes have been covered by Serbian brass stars, New Orleans funk stalwarts, and legendary street bands.
General Admission $15; Students $7
“Of all the NYC dance bands that draw on Eastern European music, Slavic Soul Party! is the coolest…. SSP! jumps from traditional songs to contemporary covers and originals, connecting the dots of a number of folk schools with surprising finesse… Its members seem acutely aware of the common principle that unites the traditions they borrow from: Music ought to move you.”
“Any time musicians study traditions deeply and then free themselves to follow their own whims, it’s a beautiful thing. But when it comes to the brass band fusion of Slavic Soul Party!, that’s just the beginning. With razor-sharp precision, juggernaut force, and a healthy dose of playfulness, these guys start out in overdrive and never let up.”
All Things Considered
“Slavic Soul Party! doesn’t strain for authenticity… it plays its chosen music with skill and spirit.”
The New York Times
“…terrifying, exhausting and way more aggressive than a lot of punk music I’ve seen.”
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