Sun, September 22nd

NY Gypsy Festival 2013: "Brasslands"


Doors 6.00 pm
Show 8PM
Advance Price $12
Door Price $15 (includes screening & live show) & $10 at door for live show-only
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

NY Gypsy Fest 2013: "Brasslands" Screening + Frank London & Sazet (Live)


Screening : At 6.30 pm (84mins run time)

Brasslands is a feature documentary about Balkan brass music at the world's largest brass band festival, in rural Serbia, directed by the Meerkat Media Collective. Brasslands recently premiered at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. 

Once a year, a tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than half a million music fans descend upon Guča, the world's largest trumpet competition. Amidst a cast of defending Serbian champions and struggling Roma Gypsies, an unlikely brass band from New York City, Zlatne Uste, voyages to represent the United States only a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. They will be the first Americans ever to compete at Guča. Brasslands offers an intimate and visceral portrait of how the hopes and fears of this diverse group of characters collide in their search for common ground and musical ecstasy. 

NY Gypsy Fest will only be the second time Brasslands is screened publicly in New York.


Live Performance : 8 pm

Brasslands Live Show with Frank London & Klezmer Brass All-Stars & Others 

Franck London

Frank London is a New York City-based trumpeter, bandleader, and composer active in klezmer and world music. He also plays various other wind instruments and keyboards, and occasionally sings backup vocals. With The Klezmatics, he won a Grammy award in Contemporary World Music for "Wonder Wheel. London is best known for his role as trumpeter in the New York City-based klezmer band The Klezmatics. He is also a member of Hasidic New Wave and leads Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars.

Sazet Band

Sazet Band, an eight-piece Romani wedding band from New York City. Sal Mamudoski- clarinet; Romeo Kurtali- sax/clarinet; Caner Tokgozol- solo keybords; Remzi Demo- bass keyboards; Kurte Kurtali- drums; Amdi Seyfedinov- doumbec/ percussions; Beni Kurtis- vocals; Sazet band was formed in 2011 under the leadership of Sal Mamudoski & Romeo Kurtali. 
Our eight-piece wedding band is composed of Roma from Macedonia and Turkey. The band performs traditional folk and Romani music from the Balkans (Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Greece and Turkey), but has influences from classical, jazz, funk, techno, and fusion styles of western music. We wanted to do something very different from the music that comes from the Balkans in Europe, so we needed the right musicians for this project, ones who would know the traditional music very well and how to form it with western style of music. We call it "New York City-style" of Roma music. Basically east meets west. The music we perform has complex rhythms, great melodies, dense ornamentations and amazing improvisations. Sazet band has performed at a number of weddings & concerts, and was honored to perform at the 2012 Golden Festival in New York City. Sazet band is working on an album which we expect to release sometime during October 2012. 

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