Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra

With Black Masala - Presented by GW Lisner

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:00pm

Tickets: $25

Imagine shining brass instruments blasting away, led by trumpets as rapturous as they are melancholic and the Balkanic fusion of the love of life with its inescapable sadness, this is the Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra. Their music, performed by a thirteen-piece strong orchestra, is wholly defined by their own gypsy lineage, whilst giving a knowing nod towards other musical and cultural backgrounds closely related to Romani traditions.

“…a stunning blast of exuberance & virtuosity.” – NY Times

Brassy Washington DC-based multicultural outfit, Black Masala, is part of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands. You can hear this sound all over the world now – from New Orleans (Hot 8), Paris (Fanfarai) to Cotonou (Gangbe Brass Band), and right here on the east coast area as well (Red Baraat & No BS! Brass). Featuring a wide array of instruments from tuba to accordion to trombone to big vocals, the bands music features a colorful mix of sounds that draw inspiration from the melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Balkan grooves, and even a hint of Appalachian twang.

15% discount for Students/Alumni/Faculty/Staff with GWID and Seniors/Military with ID at the Lisner Box Office.

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