Balkan Brass Band Favorites From 'Global Village'

The Brooklyn band Slavic Soul Party! combines Balkan brass with funk and jazz. i i

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The Brooklyn band Slavic Soul Party! combines Balkan brass with funk and jazz.

The Brooklyn band Slavic Soul Party! combines Balkan brass with funk and jazz.

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World-music DJ Betto Arcos returns to weekends on All Things Considered to share the music he's been playing on Global Village, the show he hosts on KPFK in Los Angeles. This week, Arcos brings four different takes on the Balkan brass band. From a mashup of funk and jazz out of Brooklyn to fun and funky circus music from the Oaxaca Mountains, Arcos' picks span the globe. Hear his conversation with host Arun Rath at the audio link.

Four Takes On The Balkan Brass Band

Brasslands.
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Slavic Soul Party!, 'Brasslands'

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: Brasslands: A Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Brasslands
Album
Brasslands: A Motion Picture Soundtrack
Artist
Slavic Soul Party!
Label
Evergreene Music
Released
2013

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Swing Sagarese

  • Artist: Adrian Raso/Fanfare Ciocarlia
  • Album: Devil's Tale

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Swing Sagarese
Album
Devil's Tale
Artist
Adrian Raso/Fanfare Ciocarlia
Label
Asphalt Tango Records
Released
2014

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Kajxaajkin

  • Artist: Banda Regional Mixe
  • Album: Tsapxuxpe

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El Corrido Azul

  • Artist: La Internacional Sonora Balkanera
  • Album: Balkanazo Tropical

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