Balkan Dance Party @ The City Winery: Hosted by Cocek! Brass Band featuring Sarma Brass Band - 4/4/19Thursday, April 04 2019 6:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Start
Balkan Dance Party @ The City Winery: Hosted by Cocek! Brass Band featuring Sarma Brass Band - 4/4/19
at The Haymarket Lounge
TICKETS ARE $15.00 IN ADVANCE & $18.00 AT THE DOOR.
Please note that this show is Standing Room Only. While food service will not be available in the Haymarket lounge, we would love to have you join us for dinner before the show in our Barrel Room. Barrel Room reservations can be made here. A full bar is available in the Haymarket Lounge for your enjoyment throughout the show. Cheers!
Cocek! Brass Band Bio:
“Half serious as a heart attack and half hilarious with enough singular clevernesses to provoke a college course in the study of them” - Mark Tucker, FAME “Wickedly Catchy, Edgy Balkan Tunes” - NY Music Daily The music of Cocek! Brass Band is influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer and elements of reggae and Western classical pieces. Bandleader Sam Dechenne started the ensemble in the Winter of 2014 and composes all the music for the band. Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era and catchy riffs that will have you singing along and tapping your foot all night long.
They’ve released two full length albums and in 2018 put out a new single every month, each one featuring a guest artist from across the country. Painters, instrumentalists, designers, cartoonists, singers and electronic producers were each featured throughout the year in this one of a kind project. In performance spaces ranging from hollowed out warehouses and arts spaces in Boston to the Kennedy Center in D.C., The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, WorldFest in Louisville, KY and the 11th Annual NY Gypsy Music Festival, Cocek! can be found sprinkling their Phrygian magic dust on audience members all over the world. Simply put…"a party you don’t want to miss!"
Sarma Brass Band Biography:
Sarma Brass Band is a 10-piece Balkan Brass Band that evokes the energetic grooves and soaring melodies of the Balkan Roma. The band draws upon founder/leader Tano Brock’s upbringing in the Balkan music scene in Northern California, as well as his travels and studies throughout the Balkans. They play original material as well as a variety of traditional music from Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, and Albania. Featuring musicians from the US, Serbia, Turkey, and Palestine, Sarma Brass Band represents an international love of Balkan Brass. Their full and epic sound, consisting of groovy melodies and chest-thumping rhythms, will entice even the most shy listener to dance.