Saturday, March 1, 2014
One of the hardest working bands in New York, SSP! play nearly 100 times a year across North America, Europe, Africa, and beyond, including performances at the Babylon in Istanbul with the Karandila Orkestar, at Irving Plaza in New York with Gogol Bordello, on the Warped Tour at Carnegie Hall, and in Sing Sing prison, not to mention virtually every major New York club.
Slavic Soul Party!’s music has won the ear of fans and musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, and their tunes have been learned by Serbian brass stars Boban Markovic Orkestar and New Orleans funk sensations Galactic, among others. Young, energetic, and always willing to experiment, they bring with them to the Emelin as much vitality as talent and as much exuberance as skill. This is one show you won’t ever forget.
“With razor-sharp precision, juggernaut force, and a healthy dose of playfulness, these guys start out in overdrive and never let up. …Slavic Soul Party! offers a gutpunch to preconceptions about traditional music, world music, pop music, dance music, but I’ll tell you, this is one gutpunch you’ll enjoy. …Madcap rhythms, hyperactive horns, a sense of the absurd, and just a hint of abstract jazz. …Everything you could want.” All Things Considered, NPR
“SSP! make wonderful and exciting music, exuding a thrilling and unpasteurized blend of traditional forms cheerfully reconsidered and reconstituted by a restlessly rolling creative collective.” AllMusic Guide
“Some of the most danceable Balkan-flavored pop this side of the Adriatic. …Truly inspired – deftly segueing from staccato unison riffs to high-flying solos at the drop of a hat. …SSP! is simply very talented musicians uninhibitedly exploring a music they love.” Global Rhythm
“Of all the NYC dance bands that draw on Eastern European music, Slavic Soul Party! is the coolest. …The players have the muscle and know-how to make Balkan sounds crackle with NYC energy.” TimeOut NY
“A masterpiece. At times a twirling party vehicle, at others a restrained tribute that sometimes takes on a saddened tone. …Always manages to be the embodiment of good-natured fun and appreciation. It’s obvious that Slavic Soul Party! has worked hard to reach this level of creative synergy, with the resulting fluidity of their latest release as impressive proof.” Popmatters
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.slavicsoulparty.com/
Sponsored by WFUV.
Event Location and Ticket Information
153 Library Lane
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Times: 8:00 pm
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$28 - All
Presenter Phone: 914.698.0098
Presenter Website: www.emelin.org/event/music-great-traditions-all-music/slavic-soul-party